188th showcases mission to Fort Smith Regional Council
Members of the Fort Smith Regional Council pose for a photo with Col. Bobbi Doorenbos, 188th Wing commander, at Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Fort Smith, Ark., Aug. 6, 2015. Members of the 188th provided the FSRC with a mission briefing and an update on the wing’s on-going mission conversion, which is the most complex in unit history. The FSRC is a group of business leaders which “provides leadership in improving economic growth, prosperity, and the quality of life in our community.
The FSRC identifies, develops and supports projects and policies that will have significant long-term positive economic impact on the Fort Smith Region.” The primary objective of the meeting was to inform local business leaders what new skillsets are included in the 188th’s new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, targeting and remotely piloted aircraft missions. The goal was to connect area businesses with 188th drill status members looking for full-time employment opportunities in the River Valley region in order to help retain members in the wing and to provide local businesses with highly trained employees who embrace the Air Force Core Values of integrity, service before self and excellence in all they do. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Heath Allen/Released)