Defense Secretary James N. Mattis visits Mountain Home Air Force Base

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  • By Senior Airman Malissa Armstrong
  • 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis visited here Jan. 16, 2018.

After a visit to Vancouver, Canada, Mattis stopped by to meet with the 366th Fighter Wing leadership and Airmen responsible for the recent record-breaking deployments of the F-15E Strike Eagle.

Throughout his visit, he stressed the importance of military readiness and presented an opportunity for Airmen to ask questions about Air Force operations.

“This visit was an excellent opportunity to show-off the Gunfighters to the Secretary of Defense. He was impressed,” said Col. Joe Kunkel, 366th Fighter Wing commander. “It was great to hear Secretary Mattis honor our contributions and articulate how important Gunfighter Airmen are to the defense of our great nation!”