Honorary Commanders Program

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The Honorary Commanders Program was developed to encourage an exchange of ideas, share experiences and foster friendship between key members of the local civilian community and the Joint Base San Antonio military community. The program provides a unique opportunity for San Antonio area community leaders to shadow 433rd Airlift Wing leaders.

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The 433rd Honorary Commanders program was started in 2011 and has been inducting a new group of community leaders every year since. Since its conception, the Alamo Wing has inducted more than 150 commanders.
Honorary Commanders Oath
I do solemnly swear
to serve honorably
as an Alamo Wing
Honorary Commander.
I will support my organization
and learn about its mission.
I will share my knowledge
with my family, my friends
and my colleagues.
I will support
the 433rd Airlift Wing
for the duration of my tenure.
So help me God.

Blue Jacket Squadron

The Alamo Wing Blue Jacket Squadron consists of community leaders who have transitioned out of the Honorary Commanders Program after having actively served two or more years. The council was established to assist Alamo Wing leaders in solving problems of mutual interest, to help provide continuity in the community relations program, and to develop and accomplish other projects as the AWBJS deems necessary in the best interest of the wing and the San Antonio area. Its objectives are to increase civilian understanding of the military's mission, identify common interests of civilian and military populations, recognize problem areas, and support community efforts of mutual concern.

Advisory Council Mission

The mission of the Alamo Wing Blue Jacket Squadron Advisory Council is to continue to build on the strong partnership that has been formed, continue to educate the community about the mission of the 433rd Airlift Wing, its mission partners and the military in general, and to serve as an advocate in the community on issues affecting the 433rd Airlift Wing.

Advisory Council History

The Alamo Wing Blue Jacket Squadron was established in 2014, consisting of 28 local community leaders who had "retired" out of the Honorary Commanders Program. It stemmed from its members' desires to remain an integral part of the military community. The group motto is, "The Alamo Wing has served us, now it is our turn to serve them." Since that time, they have held annual and quarterly meetings, bi-annual election of officers and inducted additional members. Today it has more than 100 members.
Council Oath
I do solemnly swear
to serve honorably
as a member of
The Alamo Wing Blue Jacket Squadron
as I have during my time as
an Honorary Commander.
I will continue to support
the 433rd Airlift Wing,
I will continue to share my knowledge
with my family, my friends
and my colleagues.
I will support the U.S. military,
its mission and its people
for the duration of my tenure
so help me God.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Honorary Commanders Program is twofold; one, to educate key community leaders about the varied missions of the 433rd Airlift Wing and its squadrons; two, to foster a supportive relationship with the community, increase military involvement in civic endeavors and organizations and make members of the local community part of our Alamo Wing family.

Click here for a list of the 433rd Airlift Wing's 2019 Honorary Commanders

Upcoming Events

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Public Affairs

433rd AW Public Affairs Office
(210) 925-5194

Mailing address:
433 AW/PA
100 Galaxy Rd. Suite 202
Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, TX 78236-0112

Business hours:
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Unit Training Assembly weekends: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Public Affairs Support Request:
Complete the Air Force Form 833, Multimedia Work Order. *This is a fillable form. It must be saved to the local computer and then opened in a PDF reader*.
Once the form is complete, email it to 433awpa@us.af.mil.

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