Exercising the right to vote

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  • By Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers
  • 355th Wing Public Affairs

Airmen from the 355th Wing were given the opportunity to vote during this year’s presidential election, Nov. 3, 2020.  

 Airmen were able to step back from the base’s Dynamic Wing Exercise, and instead, exercise their right to vote.

“It’s important to prepare our Airmen, but also critical that we give them the chance to actively participate in the society they’re defending,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. John L. Kepple, multi-capable Airmen training lead. “We built our whole exercise schedule around letting those individuals and their families go vote and make up the training later.” 

The Air Force’s senior leaders have made it one of their top priorities to take care of their greatest resource, their Airmen. In an effort to meet that priority, Davis-Monthan leadership ensured Airmen were given time to vote for their chosen candidate.

“The 355th Wing is executing its third Dynamic Wing Exercise,” said U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Lyda, 355th Wing command chief. “This exercise will prepare our Airmen to rapidly deploy into contested environments in support of the National Defense Strategy. Additionally, we also get the opportunity to vote for the next president of the United States.”