Thanks to Tom Ricks for sharing this link. I’m a big fan of the current Secretary of the Air Force. I saw him speak one time, before he took his current position. His professionalism and commitment made a real impact on me, at a time when I was having a crisis of confidence in Air Force leadership. It looks like his wife is made of equally formidable material. She has made it a personal mission to improve the way that families receive their fallen loved ones at Dover AFB.
As a C-17 pilot I flew more of these “dignified transfer” missions than I like to remember. I’ve always been impressed with the way that the military honors its fallen, and am glad to see that process is always being improved and refined. I appreciate Mrs. Schwartz’s efforts.