National Guard Bureau Senior Enlisted Leader Visits

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  • By Airman 1st Class Mary Thach
  • 155th ARW/PA
The 155th Air Refueling Wing welcomed Command Chief Master Sgt. Denise M. Jelinski-Hall, Senior Enlisted Leader for the National Guard Bureau, when she spent time with the airmen and soldiers of Agricultural Development Team 2 here June 6 and 7.

Jelinski-Hall visited with members of ADT 2 in the 155th Wing Auditorium June 6, to learn about the mission of ADT and to personally thank the troops who volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan for the next 12 months.

The following day, she toured the Joint Forces Headquarters, the Brigade Armory, and the 155th ARW to meet the men and women who serve here daily.

Jelinski-Hall, advisor to Gen. Craig R. McKinley, made a great effort to interact with every person who crossed her path during her tours. She extended her appreciation to the Nebraska National Guard for their hard work and dedication to the mission.

A luncheon was held here on June 7, in honor of her visit, for men and women of all ranks to meet the chief. She elaborated on the importance of education, commending employers for their leniency, making fitness a lifestyle, asking for help when facing challenges, and the Yellow Ribbon program, to name a few.

After the luncheon, Jelinski-Hall was taken to the Lied Center for the official send-off ceremony for the ADT 2 team. The chief spoke to the troops, thanking them for stepping up and putting service before self and praised the families of the deploying troops for their strength and support while their loved ones are away. She reminded family members to utilize the numerous family support resources available by contacting Military OneSource and the Family Readiness Center.

"It is the National Guard that is going help America connect with the military. It's you," said Jelinski-Hall.