Pawlikowski tenure marked by effectiveness, Air Force readiness

August 8, 2018

By Marisa Alia-Novobilski, Air Force Materiel Command

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- It’s the little things that our command does every day that enable the Air Force to be effective, and it’s so important that our Airmen fully appreciate their impact, said Air Force Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, as she reflected on her three years at the helm of Air Force Materiel Command and readies to retire from 40 years of Air Force service this September.

“We don’t fly airplanes, and we don’t drop the bombs, but we make sure the airplanes can fly, and that the bombs are reliable, and their radars work,” she said. “AFMC Airmen need to understand that what they do is important. They literally hold in their hands the health and the safety of our Airmen.”

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