A year ago today, the Department of Defense initiated “lock-down” procedures in response to COVID-19. For many of us, this action marked the official beginning of the pandemic. Few imagined how the year might play out, with the worst public health crisis in a century, deeply concerning social discord, and a challenge to the foundation of our democracy. A year later, AFTC has weathered some very difficult times, and we are emerging stronger than ever as we deliver Air, Space, and Cyber power for our Nation. As we move boldly onward, I’d like to share a few thoughts in anticipation of a better year ahead.