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Leading Edge: 354th LRS' Installation Personnel Readiness

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th FW command chief, talk to 2nd Lt. Chance Wessel, the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) assistant installation deployment officer, and Holly Kinsey, the 354th LRS installation deployment officer at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 15, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th FW command chief, talk to 2nd Lt. Chance Wessel, the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) assistant installation deployment officer, and Holly Kinsey, the 354th LRS installation deployment officer at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 15, 2020. The wing is conducting Arctic Fox 20-2, a five-day exercise aimed at helping the base prepare for F-35A deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th FW command chief, examine a vehicle at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 15, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th FW command chief, examine a vehicle at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 15, 2020. Berkland and Lokken visited the Joint Mobility Complex as part of a wing leadership immersion where they highlight different wing units’ contribution to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th FW command chief, interact with 2nd Lt. Chance Wessel, the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) assistant installation deployment officer, and Holly Kinsey, the 354th LRS installation deployment officer during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 15, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th FW command chief, interact with 2nd Lt. Chance Wessel, the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) assistant installation deployment officer, and Holly Kinsey, the 354th LRS installation deployment officer during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 15, 2020. Berkland and Lokken visited the Joint Mobility Complex to learn about the F-35A cargo deployment process as part of Arctic Fox 20-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

Holly Kinsey, the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) installation deployment, brief U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th FW command chief, during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 15, 2020.

Holly Kinsey, the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) installation deployment, brief U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th FW command chief, during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 15, 2020. The 354th LRS provides supplies, fuels, cryogenics, equipment, and vehicle resources to the 354th Fighter Wing's F-35A and F-16 aircraft, and the 168th Air Refueling Wing's KC-135 aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska --

("Leading Edge" is a series of photo stories that focus on 354th Fighter Wing leaders' immersion with wing units and highlights their contribution to the mission.) 

“It is important to see what the Airmen need if we are trying to deploy and get a combat-coded mentality going within the wing. This is our first step right now. The commander and myself have to come out here and see what is wrong and who needs help so we could focus our efforts to get that first step going so we can get to the second step.” – Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th Fighter Wing command chief