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  • Creating high performance through job satisfaction

    Do you like your job? Do your Airmen like their jobs? If you answered no, why? How you answer those questions can say a lot about your organization. Believe it or not, you can create a better workplace for your Airmen.
  • Own your order of belonging

    Trudging through the portal as you step through the security checkpoint, making your way as quickly as you can to the familiar hall and secured room day in and day out, you could be forgiven for thinking there’s really no practical reason to wear a combat uniform here. You could be forgiven for forgetting there are people depending on you all over the world who wear the same uniform as you do in harm’s way. We forget.
  • Why I Wear the Uniform

    Why do you wear the uniform? This question can have an infinite number of answers depending on the person you are asking. I wear this uniform for several different reasons. The main reason I rose my right hand, swore an oath and joined the percent of the population willing to serve is because I have always wanted a career that gave me a sense of purpose.
  • Together we are stronger

    “You guys are a force to be reckoned with.” Those were my mom’s word describing my siblings and me when our behavior was not conforming to what she deemed as appropriate. As one of ten kids, I knew we could get a little mischievous, to put it lightly. We fought like cats and dogs among ourselves but protected each other through hell and high water.
  • Levels of Leadership

    Throughout my active duty and civil service career, I’ve sat through numerous classes on leadership beginning as a young senior Airman, to required professional military education classes as a junior and senior non-commissioned officer and finally as a civilian.
  • What I learned about leadership

    “Leadership is a gift. It’s given by those who follow. You have to be worthy of it.” – General Mark Welsh.
  • Leave it better than you found it

    When I was six years old, I learned a leadership lesson that has continued to be relevant throughout my Air Force career – “Leave A Place Better Than You Found It.” That’s right, a colonel is referencing a lesson learned as a child, but I’m writing about it today because it is still extremely relevant.This philosophy was first instilled upon me as
  • What is a first sergeant?

    As a first sergeant in the United States Air Force, I get the distinct opportunity of helping our Airmen overcome challenges, and be better performers and wingmen because of it. When I first became a first sergeant, one of the things I noticed early on was the majority of the unit did not understand what a first sergeant truly does.Since then, I
  • Why I Wear the Uniform

    “Remember your why,” is repeatedly said from Basic Military Training, urging Airmen to remember their initial motivations for joining. Even when things are hard, just remember your “why” and push through.  Why did you choose this? Why are you here? Essentially, why do you wear the uniform? After being asked so many times, you would think the answer
  • Wearing the Uniform

    During the weeks of Air Force basic training, you start off wearing civilian clothes. Day one, you wear what you wore the night before as it was your last night of “freedom.”
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Update: As of 10:05 a.m., April 14, road conditions have returned to GREEN on and off Schriever AFB. As of 6:18 p.m., April 13, road conditions on and off Schriever AFB are YELLOW. Reporting conditions are normal. Road condition yellow indicates conditions of limited visibility (less than 300 ft) or slick/snow covered roads. Conditions require increased awareness by vehicle operators. Vehicle headlights will be turned on and all necessary driving precautions will be taken. This post will be updated as road conditions change.
Update: As of 3:38 a.m., road conditions have returned to GREEN. As of 2:35 a.m., April 12, road conditions on and off Schriever AFB are YELLOW. Reporting conditions are normal. Road condition yellow indicates conditions of limited visibility (less than 300 ft) or slick/snow covered roads. Conditions require increased awareness by vehicle operators. Vehicle headlights will be turned on and all necessary driving precautions will be taken. This post will be updated as road conditions change.
As of 0400 MT, and after a careful assessment of current weather and road conditions on and off base, Schriever Air Force Base will be open, and all personnel are expected to report on time. It remains very windy out, but visibility is clear. CDOT has confirmed roadways in and around Colorado Springs are open and remain GREEN. Roads on base are GREEN. Both D20 and D49 are currently on a two-hour delay; however Ellicott School district is currently reporting on time. As always, weather safety conditions vary widely across the area, so individuals with specific commuting concerns should contact their respective leadership if there is a need for more time this morning to travel to the base. Be safe! If duty status is changed, information will be updated on Schriever Air Force Base’s Facebook page, local radio and TV stations, and the Snow Line.
Due to an assessment and anticipation of inclement weather conditions and forecast, The 50th Space Wing Commander has directed a "phased" early release for Schriever Air Force Base, effective April 10, 2019, for non-mission essential personnel due to forecast off-base weather and road conditions. Schriever personnel residing north of Wooden are released at 12:00 p.m., North of Platte/Highway 24 at 12:30 p.m., and remaining non-mission essential personnel are released at 1:00 p.m. Weather safety conditions vary widely across the area, so individuals with specific commuting concerns should contact their leadership for a risk management assessment. If duty status is changed, information will be updated on Schriever's Facebook page, local radio and TV stations and the Snow Line.
Isn't this awesome?
Hey Space Geeks! Tune into StarTalk on the Nat Geo channel to hear Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking with Gen. Raymond and Maj. Gen. Shaw about the military and space tonight at 9 p.m. MT.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and Schriever's new violence prevention integrator is dedicated to helping those in need. To find out more click here: https://www.schriever.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1802974/new-50th-sw-vpi-seeks-community-unity-awareness-for-saapm/
This is a powerful message from Gen. Goldfein on this #VietnamWarVeteransDay #Thankyouforyourservice
Update: As of 10:12 a.m., March 29, road conditions on and off Schriever AFB are GREEN. As of 6 a.m., March 29, road conditions on and off Schriever AFB are YELLOW. Reporting conditions are normal. Road condition yellow indicates conditions of limited visibility (less than 300 ft) or slick/snow covered roads. Conditions require increased awareness by vehicle operators. Vehicle headlights will be turned on and all necessary driving precautions will be taken. This post will be updated as road conditions change.
OU Cadets of Det 675 beats KSU Kansas State Air Force ROTC in Schriever's unofficial 35 lbs flak jacket push-up challenge. OU Cadet Jacob Newcomer sets the record at 60. #SchrieverAFB #AFSPCpeoples
Check this out!
"I'm going for a walk, I'll be right back." Col. Nick Hague might have said that before he went on his first spacewalk Friday. Either way, we're super proud he's one of our own.
Update: As of 10:33 a.m., March 25, road conditions on and off Schriever AFB are GREEN. As of 6:53 a.m., March 25, road conditions on and off Schriever AFB are YELLOW. Reporting conditions are normal. Road condition yellow indicates conditions of limited visibility (less than 300 ft) or slick/snow covered roads. Conditions require increased awareness by vehicle operators. Vehicle headlights will be turned on and all necessary driving precautions will be taken. This post will be updated as road conditions change.
2019 is the year of the defender and TODAY is national puppy day. While they started off as cute cuddly puppies, these defenders can give the bad guys a ruff day. Post a pic of your fur babies in the comments along with their name. Cutest puppy wins...our hearts.
Update: As of 8:23 a.m., March 23, road conditions in and off Schriever AFB are GREEN. As of 6:41 a.m., March 23, road conditions off Schriever AFB are YELLOW. Reporting conditions are normal. Road condition yellow indicates conditions of limited visibility (less than 300 ft) or slick/snow covered roads. Conditions require increased awareness by vehicle operators. Vehicle headlights will be turned on and all necessary driving precautions will be taken. This post will be updated as road conditions change.
ALS class 19-3 graduation!
This video comes from Col. Kehl the 50th Mission Support Group commander during the bomb cyclone last week. Find out how Team Schriever responds to a unique weather event like this here: https://www.schriever.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1790116/team-schriever-braves-bomb-cyclone/
RT @AFSpaceCC: Can't say how thankful we all are @astroHague and Cosmonaut Ovchinin are safe after today's emergency landing. We're proud o…
RT @AF_Academy: Before Col. Nick Hague was a @NASA Astronaut, he was a @usairforce pilot. Before he was a pilot, he was a #usafa cadet. In…
Gold Star Mother's Day: Terry Chapman: https://t.co/fdhuv7MvmH via @YouTube
Tracking Station twins, mom know family comes first: https://t.co/2PEPIC3TZu via @YouTube
RT @starsandstripes: A game of rock-paper-scissors was used to break a tie when a group of @SchrieverAFB airmen played donkey basketball. h…
We are grateful to have such a hard-charging #Airman! Thank you for sharing your story! #TeamSchriever https://t.co/bJC0DLPrdy
Capt. Ramon Rosario is a great example of using passtimes to keep resilient! https://t.co/plaJBwBTHp
RT @usairforce: At this year's #ASC18, @SecAFOfficial spoke about the #USAF we need verses the #AirForce we have. https://t.co/b4id1eXriH
RT @usairforce: "#Resilient choices equal resilient #Airmen," - #CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright offers advice on taking care of Airmen from the gro…
National #POWMIA Recognition Day has come to it's conclusion among the #TeamSchriever family, but we will never for… https://t.co/2QleK4ANwT
RT @Space_Station: .@NASA TV will preview two upcoming spacewalks to continue station power system upgrades in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Thu…
Happy Birthday Air Force! And thank you to the Airmen who help it run as the #1 Air Force in the world! https://t.co/peIZLC6sXF
RT @DeptofDefense: Still riding! DYK: @30thSpaceWing has the last military police horse program in #DoD? They’re great for law enforcement…
RT @usairforce: During #ASC18, our #Airmen asked: How do you see multi-domain command & control integrating with our allies? @AFSpace comma…
RT @usairforce: Today we celebrate 71 years as the world's greatest #AIRPOWER! #Birthday #AFBDay https://t.co/VOY8ixMUlO
RT @usairforce: On your marks! The #AirForce Marathon is tomorrow @WrightPattAFB! https://t.co/nR2T1BS4Ql
RT @AFSpace: #OTD 1910 General Bernard A. Schriever was born in Bremen, Germany. He led development of the Thor, Atlas, Titan, and Minutema…