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  • Learn what you can control, bloom where planted

    In the highly competitive environment of our normal day-to-day Air Force careers, it is sometimes easy to get caught up in the discussion of what you will do next. Is it time to apply for your dream job in a highly selective unit? Should you enroll in a highly selective education opportunity? Is it time to move on to the next phase of your life? 
  • Stress for peak performance, growth

    Upon taking command I read a friend recommended article from a British Army blog called the Army Leader that discussed crossing the “Stress Point.”  As military members, we all have many different stressors in our lives.  The questions are how do we harmonize them and how do we as leaders use them to innovate and elevate our unit performance?The
  • High expectations

    I witnessed authentic leadership in a 16 year-old high school marching band percussionist. At a state-wide competition, her band was staged in a parking lot overlooking the football field waiting for their time to perform. She and a small number of other musicians were watching a competing band on the field while they waited. Around her were about 30 of her bandmates, many of whom were chatting, laughing, and wandering aimlessly as a way to cope with the stress of competition -- then it happened.
  • Parting thoughts

    Twenty two years, it’s hard to believe how long I have been in the Air Force.However, as I sit here exactly 50 days out from my retirement ceremony, I can’t help but reflect on a few thoughts I would love to share before I hang up my uniform for the last time.I joined much like many of you, not knowing exactly what I was getting myself into, but
  • Why I Wear the Uniform

    Many of us wear clothes to express ourselves, whether they’re nice suits on a night out or casual wear with clever sayings and designs on them. I believe the same is true when donning my Airman Battle Uniform.
  • Sustain your authenticity

    For many years leadership scholars have attempted to define and determine the characteristics, personality traits and styles of great leaders; yet no clear profile of the ideal leader has come to fruition. Thankfully, no cookie-cutter leadership style has been found, otherwise every Airman would just be the same. Being the same would equate to
  • What are you putting in your jug?

    As a kid growing up, I always had a close relationship with my grandfather. As a member of what Tom Brokaw called, “The Greatest Generation,” my grandfather grew up in Wisconsin during the Great Depression and lost his father at a young age as a result of injuries he sustained in France during World War I.My grandfather shared with me his vivid
  • Coming home to the ‘gem of space ops’

    Coming back to Schriever feels like coming home—Kristy and I couldn’t be more excited. My first operational assignment in the Air Force was at Schriever Air Force Base and it instilled in me a deep love for the Wing’s mission and a tremendous respect for the space professionals who execute that mission daily. We’re thrilled to be part of that team
  • Communication skills vital to great leadership

    I recently gave the keynote address at the annual summit of the Colorado Advisory Council for Military Education.  In preparation for the presentation I spent a significant amount of time contemplating what skills the military values in its officer, enlisted and civilian workforces and what institutions of higher learning can do to help build those
  • Key Spouses: Unlocking the power of wingmanship

    The reach of a key spouse can change lives. I often get asked “What is the Key Spouse Club?” Hopefully in the future we can eliminate that question from the minds of families across the Air Force. Key spouses are volunteers interviewed and appointed by squadron commanders to act as an extension of squadron leadership to the families in that
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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
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"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/