Air Force Letters of Recommendation

61st Air Base Wing, California

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DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

61st Air Base Wing

Los Angeles AFB, CA

 

Dear Mr. McGrenahan,

I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your inspiring visit to Los Angeles Air Force Base, home of the 61″ Air Base Wing. Your presentation to our military and civilian community accomplished what has sometimes been an intangible goal for the commanders and our safety office. While very entertaining on the surface, your message of personal responsibility, coupled with the wingman mindset and the consequences of runaway alcohol use connected with our men and women. That “connection” was intensely evident as our military and civilians, young and old, shared anecdotes of personal experience with you immediately after the show. My goal for this unique event was to develop an atmosphere for commanders and supervisors to facilitate our military and civilian’s self-promotion of the Wingman philosophy. Your message was right on target as that dialogue continued at venues throughout the base. Truly inspiring!

Again, I wanted to express my sincere gratitude and pass along a job well done. You are a “Master” at your craft and a “Patriot” in your cause. Thank you for making the safety and care of our nation’s greatest assets, our military and civilian personnel. It is obvious that you care deeply for their well being.

Sincerely 

SSgt Michael Evans
NCO IC Ground Safety, 61 st Air Base Wing
483 N. Aviation Blvd
El Segundo, CA 90245

 

82d Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, TX

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DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

82d Training Wing
419 G Avenue Suite 1
Sheppard Air Force Base Texas 76311-2941

 

Dear Mr. McGrenhan,

Welcome to Sheppard Air Force Base, home of the 82d Training and 80th Flying Training Wings. The men and women of”Team Sheppard” take great pride in providing the best the Air Education and Training Command has to offer. We are pleased to have you at Sheppard. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak at the Happy Hour Comedy Tour. Enjoy your stay!
-If there is anything I or my staff can do to make your visit better, please do not hesitate to let us know at 676-2121.

 

O.G.MANNON
Brigadier General, USAF
Commander 

 

Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, IL

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DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

DIRECTOR OF SAFETY
AIR MOBILITY COMMAND
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILLINOIS 62225-5020

 

Dear Bernie,

On behalf of the men and women of the Air Mobility Command Safety Directorate, I would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak at our safety conference. Your presentation provided an exceptionally powerful message on high risk behavior that will have a lasting and positive impact on our entire command. We hope you enjoyed meeting our Air Mobility Command safety professionals during the symposium. I am positive we will see you throughout our command in the near future and we thank you for passing on a very humorous, yet heartfelt message to our Airmen. Your briefing was a critical part of our conference and made it more meaningful, as well as enjoyable.
Thank you again for taking the time to speak at our conference.

Sincerely,

 

DONALD J. HALPIN
Colonel, USAF

 

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Vance AFB

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DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

Vance Air Force Base 

 

Dear Bernie,

I just wanted you to know that your “Comedy is the Cure” presentation on alcohol and high risk behaviors, especially sexual assault, has received nothing but praise from our personnel, from airmen to leadership. You have a unique ability to pair comedy and tragic life events seamlessly and keep the audience totally engaged. After your presentation, I was stopped a number of times on base by folks wanting us to know how great your presentation was and hoping that we’d have you return. I have received more positive feedback on “Comedy is the Cure” than on any other training we’ve presented in my four years this position. It says a lot about your ability to capture an audience when “mandatory” training is bragged on so highly by attendees.

If anyone would like to contact me about your training, I can be reached at DSN 448-5598.

 

Sincerely,

Sheryl McMullen

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

Langley AFB, VA

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DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

Langley Air Force Base
Air Combat Command

Bernie,

Please accept my deepest gratitude and heartfelt respect for doing what few can accomplish. You have engaged your talents and experiences to transform a very difficult set of subjects … personal risk management, alcohol awareness, the wingman concept, and suicide prevention … into an engaging, entertaining, yet riveting, presentation. Our Joint Base Langley-Eustis audience loved it. Our command’s wing chiefs of safety, who watched your show as part of our Air Combat Command Safety Conference, will return to their wings armed with yet another tool for their mishap prevention programs. Thanks again, Bernie. You’re a hilarious performer, with a gripping message. I wish you all the best as you continue to spread this important message. You’re saving lives, and I can’t think of a better gift to our service men and women. Thank you for caring about our Airmen! Well done!

Best wishes,
Bill

Lt Gen William J. Rew
Vice Commander, Air Combat Command
Langley AFB, VA

 

Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma

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DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

71st FLYING TRAINING WING

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE OKLAHOMA  Aug. 30 2009

 

Bernie,

Thank you very much for traveling to Vance AFB. Your message is on target for our young audience…we introduce Lieutenants and Airmen to our Air Force here at Vance and the message you provide is very important for them to hear. Hopefully everyone learned from your mistakes and will not put themselves or others in harm’s way. It takes a lot of guts to stand up in front of strangers and tell your story…but the happy ending and message is powerful.

We appreciate your support of the military, especially in time of war and call you a true patriot who loves his country and contrymen paying the price for his freedom. You are welcome back to Vance anytime.

Colonel Richard Murphy

Vice Wing Commander

Vance Air Force Base, OK

Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi

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Colonel Roger H. Watkins

Commander, 14th Flying Training Wing

555 Seventh Street, Suite 201

Columbus AFB, MS 39710-1000 18 Aug 09

 

Dear Bernie,

On behalf of the members of the 14th Flying Training Wing, please accept my appreciation for your unique “Happy Hour” presentation. Your informative message with a twist of comedy will help take us a step in the right direction for getting our Airmen informed of the consequences of substance and alcohol abuse and sexual harassment.

Thank you for a job well done.

Sincerely,

ROGER H. WATKINS, Colonel, USAF

Elmendorf Air Force Base, alaska

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DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

PACIFIC AIR FORCES

Colonel Thomas W. Bergeson

Commander, 3rd Wing

11550 Heritage Circle, Suite 200

Elmendorf AFB AK 99506-2850 AUG 3 2009

 

Dear Bernie,

It was truly an honor to host you for your HAPPY HOUR Comedy “With a Training Message” performance which you so professionally presented to our Airmen at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska on 16 June 2009.

Your training and prevention program was well presented and I am hopeful that all who attended reaped the benefits of your inspirational program. I commend you for all that you do to help others.

I am proud to send this Letter of Acknowledgement and thank you for sharing your very powerful message.

Sincerely,

THOMAS W. BERGESON

Colonel, USAF

45th Space Wing

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EDWARD L. BOLTON, JR.

Brigadier General, USAF

Commander, 45th Space Wing 29 June 2009

 

Dear Mr. McGrenahan,

I want to thank you for the tremendous message you sent out to the 45th Space Wing personnel at Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Your willingness to share your personal life story hits home in a way that a normal safety briefing cannot achieve. It was extremely effective and the feedback since you left has been nothing but positive.

I am confident that your presentation will go a long way in helping people think before they get behind the wheel after drinking. Your program will help save lives.

Sincerely,

EDWARD L. BOLTON, JR.

Brigadier General, USAF

Commander, 45th Space Wing

McChord Air Force Base, Washington

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DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

HEADQUARTERS 62ND AIRLIFT WING (AMC)

Colonel Michael J. Hornitschek

Vice Commander, 62nd Airlift Wing

100 Col Joe Jackson Blvd, Ste 3095

McChord AFB, WA 98438 10 June 2008

 

Dear Bernie,

McChord AFB would like to thank you for your inspirational performance you delivered at our base last month. Your great balance of comedy and reality for alcohol and drug awareness really hit home with our folks. I truly believe you were able to connect and provide substantial impact to each one of their lives. We hope you will consider returning to McChord AFB in the future. Your message is important for everyone, young Airmen in particular.

Thanks again for bringing your humor and this needed message to our base. we wish you the best of luck in your future.

MICHAEL J. HORNITSCHEK, Colonel, USAF