2020 Department of the Air Force Holiday Season Message

  • Published
  • By Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass
  • Air Force Safety Center

This year continues to bring the Department of the Air Force new challenges. Thank you for keeping us safe, healthy, and mission capable by adjusting to pandemic-related changes, natural disaster impacts, and other threats. 

While continuing to meet these new obstacles head on, safety remains a concern as familiar risks still lurk. This time of year, we see a rise in automobile accidents and injuries due to increased time demands, distractions, longer periods of darkness, and alcohol consumption. Throughout the season, take precautions to protect yourself and keep your family safe by assessing and planning your holiday celebrations carefully. 

Our hope is that you use the holidays to relax, recharge, and celebrate. While doing so, we urge you to remain vigilant to prevent the spread of coronavirus, both in the workplace and home. Continue practicing good hygiene, social distancing, and other health protecting measures outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please visit the website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for details. 

We wish you a happy 2020 holiday season. 

Barbara Barrett

Secretary of the Air Force

John W. Raymond                                                     Charles Q. Brown, Jr.            

General, USSF                                                            General, USAF                                  

Chief of Space Operations                                         Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Roger A. Towberman                                                 JoAnne S. Bass

Senior Enlisted Advisor of the Space Force               Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force