Adjutant General’s 2018 Holiday Message

Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams

I want to say “Thank you” to our Soldiers, Airmen, Virginia Defense Force members and federal and state civilians for their hard work over the last year, and I also want to extend a special thanks to our families and employers whose support is so critical to mission success.

This has been an incredibly busy year, and we all know that the pace is going to keep up next year. I hope that everyone takes time to catch their breath and spend time with family and friends. You have earned it.

While this time of year should be a chance to relax, it is also important that we remain vigilant and remember to focus on force protection and safety. We need every member of the team back to work in the new year and ready to go.

Please remember that we have Soldiers and Airmen serving all over the world with their fellow members of the Armed Forces doing the tough work of keeping us safe and defending the ideals of freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their loved ones, and we look forward to their return next year.

Best wishes to everyone for a safe and joyful holiday season and a prosperous new year.