412th TW commander discusses price of freedom

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  • By Col. William Thornton
  • 412th Test Wing
Freedom isn't free. These words ring true especially this year as the
Edwards community lost two comrades and friends in the line of duty. Many
of our fellow airmen are deployed around the world supporting combat
operations in the Global War on Terror, separated from their families.
Total commitment and dedication to our mission has meant long hours in the
office, on the flight line, and in the air.

But the sacrifices we have made and continue to make are vital to
maintaining America's freedom. We must never lose sight of our
contributions to the Warfighter in developing the technologies needed to
carry out their missions and to better protect our soldiers and airmen.

So, this Independence Day please remember all of those who have gone before,
those deployed now, and our greater mission. It is an honor to serve with
each and every one of you. I wish you all a very safe and enjoyable Fourth
of July holiday.