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Director of Air National Guard Clarke visits 125th Fighter Wing

Director of the Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke (right) meets with Airmen at the 125th Fighter Wing in Jacksonville during a tour of the Florida Air National Guard facilities, Aug. 20, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa

Director of the Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke (right) meets with Airmen at the 125th Fighter Wing in Jacksonville during a tour of the Florida Air National Guard facilities, Aug. 20, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa

Director of the Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke visited the 125th Fighter Wing Wednesday, meeting with Airmen and getting a first-hand look at the Florida Air National Guard's largest unit. -- The general met with 125th Fighter Wing leaders, including Commander Col. Brian Simpler and his staff, and personally thanked enlisted Airmen upon his arrival at the Jacksonville base. The Airmen, selected from departments throughout the fighter wing, were chosen by their supervisors for being superior performers within the unit.

Clarke met with the Airmen, congratulated them on their success in the Air National Guard, and presented each with a traditional Director of the Air National Guard coin.

As Director of the Air National Guard, Clarke is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs that affect the more than 108,000 citizen-Airmen across the United States.