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  • Holiday season reflections, recommitting to live by the Air Force core values

    The holiday season provides us with an opportunity to reflect on many things, including the accomplishments of the past year and the opportunities the New Year will bring. Each of us should take time to do an end of year self-assessment to determine how we’ve done and to look for ways to do even better in the coming year.
  • Leadership Perspectives: 50th CES

    Lt. Col. Christopher Teke, 50th Civil Engineer Squadron commanderLeadership Perspectives: 50th CES1.       How would you describe your leadership style?I think I have a coaching and empowering leadership style. I definitely do not try to come across as having all the answers, as in a commanding or authoritarian leadership style. I find it is best
  • Leading a champion team

    There is no greater time to serve in the most lethal Air, Space, and Cyberspace force known to mankind, and at this defining moment there is no place I’d rather be than here at Schriever AFB. Indeed, it’s an awesome responsibility and distinct privilege to serve alongside and lead space, cyberspace, and combat support warriors as we stand firmly in the gap between good and evil. Make no guesses, have no doubts, the effects generated by Team Schriever everyday are pivotal to sustaining our national power, across all instruments, diplomacy, information, military and economic. Whether by soft or hard power, day or night, we are always in the fight. We adroitly execute position, navigation and timing, space situational awareness, military satellite communications, space experimentation, Air Force Satellite Control Network, and agile combat support operations, with assets valued at more than $67 billion. That’s all extremely attractive, but I humbly submit that the most lethal weapon in our arsenal is the human spirit ignited. We are feared by our adversaries and revered by our allies because of the high caliber of men and women we have across our ranks. Lest we forget, war is our business. I believe strongly that people cannot be managed into combat they must be led. For more than two decades I’ve studied great many superior leaders. This commentary will focus on three distinguishing characteristics they all displayed; care, character and credibility.
  • Bon Voyage Schriever

    I’m so proud to be a Schriever Airman. I had to start my goodbye this way because as you near the end of an assignment, you reflect on all the experiences you have had and people you’ve met there. When I think about you all, and what you bring to the fight, I find myself smiling with pride.
  • Leadership Perspectives: 50th SW SJA

    How would you describe your leadership style? I am definitely a coach/servant/mentor style of leader. My goal is to emulate the style of the great coaches I was able to train with as a biathlete, the instructors who taught me how to fly and the professors and bosses who taught me the law and how to lead. I consider the coach style leader to be the most effective because it embraces the goals of empowering your team while also allowing for the free exchange of ideas.
  • Why I Wear the Uniform

    So far, I've pushed so hard through the adversity I have been dealt in my life. People always asks me, why?
  • Team Schriever celebrates success

    As we approach Halloween, I look back with amazement on how fast another year has gone by. Before we know it, 2018 will come to a close, and we will roll into another year.
  • What’s your innovation’s value?

    Innovation is a hot topic in today’s Department of Defense and it’s a critical element needed to increase readiness and lethality with limited resources.
  • Choose to serve, buy in and lead

    One of the U.S. Air Force’s strengths is the diversity of our personnel. We come from many places with varying backgrounds and experiences. We joined the Air Force for various reasons; perhaps the opportunity to travel, to get an education, or to be a pilot, to serve.
  • Leadership Perspectives: 50th Force Support Squadron commander

    1. How would you describe your leadership style?I try to have a direct, transparent, common-sense based, forward-thinking and customer-focused leadership style. I lead with the mindset every officer should have; try to take on traits from awesome commanders, supervisors and other leaders you cross paths with over the years, and at the same time be

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Many happy returns to our Schriever family this morning!!! Best way to start the day is with the flag! If you didn't catch reveille last Tuesday (or this morning), here are the highlights. #HappyMonday #RedWhiteandBlue
Our Wing Commander highlights upcoming events, encourages safety when out and about this weekend and encourages us to continue to look out for one another. Remember 567-HELP connects you to a wealth of resources to help folks who my be struggling.
310th Space Wing friends and housing family! The holiday may be in full swing but some of our folks are working to serve our team! AAFES not only has the food truck coming our way, but the Dunkin' will ALSO be open 7 – 8 July from 7 – 11 a.m.! Bring your appetites!
“Service members, past and present, remember the enduring legacy of those intrepid patriots who fought during 1775-1783 for independence, and they recall the many times when later Americans have been called to preserve that independence in the face threats from enemies abroad. By wearing the uniform, they declare themselves ready to oppose any foe who would impose tyranny on them and their nation.” -- Rick Sturdevant, deputy director of history with headquarters Air Force Space Command
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I am SCHRIEVER: 4th of July
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#4thofJuly weekend is around the corner everyone! To help get you in the mood for good times, check out one of the latest adventures offered through the Outdoor Rec office! Watch the views and bits of excitement experienced by some of our very own Airmen! (Pssst... maybe also swing by ODR/ITT to scope out their future trips)
Many of you know that #TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork, but did you know our firefighters live by this phrase? Falcon and Schriever FD's came together to better themselves as a unit for future endeavors, how's that for teamwork? “We’ve had mutual aid agreements for many years, and we’ve done some building familiarization, but haven’t trained together very often. This was just a great opportunity and I hope we get to come out here more in the future.” -Jeff Petersma, deputy chief with the Flacon FD
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RT @AFSpace: #OTD 1910 General Bernard A. Schriever was born in Bremen, Germany. He led development of the Thor, Atlas, Titan, and Minutema…