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Air Force to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr

By Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright

WASHINGTON D.C. — Fellow Airmen:

On Jan. 15 we will pause to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our nation’s most inspiring leaders who shared his dream to make America what it ought to be, to make America a better nation.

Through his example, he taught us the values of courage, truth, respect, integrity, humility, and service – values we share as Americans and as Airmen.

Dr. King reminded us that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.  The time is always right to do what is right.”  As we remember Dr. King on his birthday, let us each recommit ourselves to his challenge to live up to the principles in our nation’s founding documents.

It remains the highest honor to serve with you and your families.














Kaleth O. Wright


Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force