DAF Joint Statement on Afghanistan Airport attack Published Aug. 26, 2021 Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones Chief of Staff of the Air Force General CQ Brown, Jr. Chief of Space Operations General John W. “Jay” Raymond On behalf of the entire Department of the Air Force, our heartfelt sympathies go to the loved ones of the brave American service members killed and wounded in today’s terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. Our hearts are heavy for their sacrifice as they endeavored to bring hope to thousands seeking a better life. Tragically, many Afghan civilians were also killed and wounded in this horrific attack, and our thoughts and prayers are with their mourning families. U.S. Air and Space Force personnel will continue our work supporting the safe evacuation of U.S. citizens and other evacuees from Afghanistan. Our collective resolve will not be deterred by these senseless attacks, and we will remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to others.