CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Our Nation’s Beacon By Maj. Gen. James Hoyer They have the best mechanics, the best pilots, the best engineers. Whatever their soldiers and airmen do, they’re the best at it. Here’s something else they are—the best people. In the National Guard, we preach Army values, Air Force values—loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, hon-or, integrity and personal courage. These aren’t items issued to recruits at basic training like a pair of boots.