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Kansas Air National Guard hosts ANG Command Chief

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling greets Airman 1st Class Ryan Thomas from the 190th Air Refueling Wing during Chief Hotaling's visit to Forbes Field, Topeka, Kansas Sept. 6, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Allen Pickert)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling greets Airman 1st Class Ryan Thomas from the 190th Air Refueling Wing during Chief Hotaling's visit to Forbes Field, Topeka, Kansas Sept. 6, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Allen Pickert)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling (far right) speaks with members of the 190th Air Refueling Wing Force Support Sustainment Squadron. (L to R) Tech. Sgt. Danielle Sumpter, Airman 1st Class Zack Doty, Senior Airman Amaury Marquez-Vazquez, Senior Airman Ross Ackley, Staff Sgt. Jason Dolan, Tech. Sgt. Nikki Meyer, Airman 1st Class Tyler Bartee, Sept. 6, 2014.  (U.S. Air National Guad photo by Tech. Sgt. Mandy Johnson)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling (far right) speaks with members of the 190th Air Refueling Wing Force Support Sustainment Squadron. (L to R) Tech. Sgt. Danielle Sumpter, Airman 1st Class Zack Doty, Senior Airman Amaury Marquez-Vazquez, Senior Airman Ross Ackley, Staff Sgt. Jason Dolan, Tech. Sgt. Nikki Meyer, Airman 1st Class Tyler Bartee, Sept. 6, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guad photo by Tech. Sgt. Mandy Johnson)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling speaks with (L to R) Senior Master Sgt. Doug Copeland, Staff Sgt. Michael Deever, Senior Airman Enrico Gosselaar, Staff Sgt. Noe Garaz, Staff Sgt. Derek Wallisch and Tech. Sgt. Stephen Mertel with the 190th Air Refueling Wing Aircraft Maintenance Squadron about enlisted issues, Sept. 6, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Mandy Johnson)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling speaks with (L to R) Senior Master Sgt. Doug Copeland, Staff Sgt. Michael Deever, Senior Airman Enrico Gosselaar, Staff Sgt. Noe Garaz, Staff Sgt. Derek Wallisch and Tech. Sgt. Stephen Mertel with the 190th Air Refueling Wing Aircraft Maintenance Squadron about enlisted issues, Sept. 6, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Mandy Johnson)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling fields a question from Senior Master Sgt. Rob Bolin of the 190th Air Refueling Wing Operations Group during Chief Hotaling's Enlisted All Call meeting Sept. 6, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Mandy Johnson)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling fields a question from Senior Master Sgt. Rob Bolin of the 190th Air Refueling Wing Operations Group during Chief Hotaling's Enlisted All Call meeting Sept. 6, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Mandy Johnson)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling speaks with Airman Basic James Hishmeh, 190th Air Refueling Wing, Logistics Readiness Squadron during Chief Hotaling's Enlisted All Call meeting Sept. 6, 2014. Airman Hishmeh is just 30 days out of completing basic training and provided the pesrpective of a new Airman during the meeting. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Mandy Johnson)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling speaks with Airman Basic James Hishmeh, 190th Air Refueling Wing, Logistics Readiness Squadron during Chief Hotaling's Enlisted All Call meeting Sept. 6, 2014. Airman Hishmeh is just 30 days out of completing basic training and provided the pesrpective of a new Airman during the meeting. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Mandy Johnson)

Marie Hotaling, Chief Master Sgt. Russ Brotsky, command chief of the 184th Intelligence Wing, and Chief Master Sgt. Jim Hotaling, Air National Guard command chief, engage in conversation during a visit to the 184th IW, McConnell Air Force Base, on Sept. 7, 2014. During the visit, Hotaling spoke at an enlisted all-call and visited Airmen in their work areas. Marie Hotaling was briefed on Kansas' Family Readiness Programs and spoke with 184th volunteers and family members. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria A. Ruiz)

Marie Hotaling, Chief Master Sgt. Russ Brotsky, command chief of the 184th Intelligence Wing, and Chief Master Sgt. Jim Hotaling, Air National Guard command chief, engage in conversation during a visit to the 184th IW, McConnell Air Force Base, on Sept. 7, 2014. During the visit, Hotaling spoke at an enlisted all-call and visited Airmen in their work areas. Marie Hotaling was briefed on Kansas' Family Readiness Programs and spoke with 184th volunteers and family members. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria A. Ruiz)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling speaks to 184th Intelligence Wing enlisted members during a wing visit to McConnell AFB, Sept. 7, 2014. During the visit, Hotaling visited Airmen in their work areas and his spouse Marie Hotaling was briefed on Kansas' Family Readiness Programs and spoke with 184th volunteers and family members. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria A. Ruiz)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling speaks to 184th Intelligence Wing enlisted members during a wing visit to McConnell AFB, Sept. 7, 2014. During the visit, Hotaling visited Airmen in their work areas and his spouse Marie Hotaling was briefed on Kansas' Family Readiness Programs and spoke with 184th volunteers and family members. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria A. Ruiz)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling speaks to 184th Intelligence Wing enlisted members during a wing visit to McConnell Air Force Base on Sept. 7, 2014. During the visit, Hotaling visited Airmen in their work areas and his spouse, Marie Hotaling, was briefed on Kansas' Family Readiness Programs and spoke with 184th volunteers and family members. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria A. Ruiz)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling speaks to 184th Intelligence Wing enlisted members during a wing visit to McConnell Air Force Base on Sept. 7, 2014. During the visit, Hotaling visited Airmen in their work areas and his spouse, Marie Hotaling, was briefed on Kansas' Family Readiness Programs and spoke with 184th volunteers and family members. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria A. Ruiz)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling speaks with Airman 1st Class Steven Medina, 184th Civil Engineer Squadron, at an enlisted all-call which was conducted during a visit to the 184th Intelligence Wing, McConnell Air Force Base on Sept. 7, 2014. As Hotaling toured the 184th IW, he took advantage of opportunities to get to know the Airmen assigned to the unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria A. Ruiz)

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling speaks with Airman 1st Class Steven Medina, 184th Civil Engineer Squadron, at an enlisted all-call which was conducted during a visit to the 184th Intelligence Wing, McConnell Air Force Base on Sept. 7, 2014. As Hotaling toured the 184th IW, he took advantage of opportunities to get to know the Airmen assigned to the unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria A. Ruiz)

MCCONNELL AFB, Kansas -- The Air National Guard Command Chief visited the 190th Air Refueling Wing at Forbes Field Air National Guard Base, Topeka, Kansas, and the 184th Intelligence Wing at McConnell Air Force Base here Sept. 6-7.

Chief Master Sgt. James W. Hotaling took time during the visit to speak with both wing's junior enlisted Airmen during enlisted all calls.

"We are entering into a new era of warfare and you're going to be on the leading edge of that," Hotaling said. "We like to say that the Air National Guard is the first choice for homeland operations; you prove that here in Kansas. And you have enduring voices in the community and partnerships overseas. You're a great partner in this community for sure."

Airmen were given the opportunity to interact with Chief Hotaling and ask him any questions they had about the Air Force and the Air National Guard. Hotaling discussed his key focus areas that include the renewing of the commitment to the profession of arms, the health of the force, and recognizing and embracing the accomplishments of Airmen.

Renewing of the commitment to the profession of arms includes the Air Force core values, focus on performance and training, and education requirements. A part of the profession of arms includes leadership, mentorship, and supervision as well as the deliberate development of Airmen. Hotaling discussed Air Force Instruction 36-2618, the Enlisted Force Structure, also known as the "Little Brown Book" and the importance it has to the career of every Airmen.

Other topics included the health of the force. Resiliency was a part of the discussion, which included mental, physical, social and spiritual aspects. As part of the health of the force, Hotaling discussed the importance of sexual assault prevention and response. Focus on safety and employment of new technologies round out the discussion on health of the force.

Recognizing and embracing Airmen's accomplishments was also on Hotaling's mind during the all call. Telling Airmen's stories and recognizing them both informally and formally is important.

According to Hotaling, each Airman has a part and fits into the Total Force mission.