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  • 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
  • Why I Wear the Uniform

    When people ask me why I joined the Air Force, I usually just say it's because I was unsure of what I wanted to do. Getting closer to my high school graduation, nothing I could think of seemed good enough. I joined in hopes of making it a life-long career I could be proud of or use it as a stepping stone to get to where I want to be. The benefits and financial stability alone were enough for me to sign on that line. However, no one asked me why I wear the uniform. There is so much more to it than just free college and healthcare.
  • Leading with principle-centered focus

    There are many different books about leadership but the most influential book I read was Steven Covey’s “Principle-Centered Leadership.” What struck me most about principle-centered leadership is it casts a net of personal value ownership over the workplace environment.
  • Unleashing the innovative spirit of Airmen

    We’re taking the momentum of a renewed focus on innovation and beginning to squander its potential, making it “just the next thing.” While senior leaders continue to emphasize innovation, our Airmen are becoming frustrated with the pace of real progress and the disproportionate focus on innovation theater – i.e. exciting events that fail to deliver real capability.
  • Why I Wear the Uniform

    Why I wear the uniform may be the same reason many others wear it, but to me it’s my own. I wear the uniform for many reasons, one is the sense of being a part of something bigger. Keeping with family legacy or just for the great life skills and lessons the Air Force creates or gives its newest members.
  • Knowing the four ships of great leaders

    Last week, the four newly elected 50th Space Wing Company Grade Officers Council executives, met for the first time and shared our expectations for this year. Our shared passion to empower, equip and enhance the morale among our peers led to a discussion about leadership. Our discussion led to reflection and our reflection led to us writing this
  • Being a visible leader

    In thinking of a workable, relevant leadership philosophy, I try to keep things simple and stick to the Air Force core values as a starting point for my own leadership rules.My first rule is to be honest.You must be honest with yourself. Know who you are and, just as importantly, who you are not. Not all of us are transformational leaders, that’s
  • Onward and upward, supervisor!

    Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in the celebration of the Airman Leadership School graduation. My wife and I were able to meet with four of our Airmen and their spouses, and observed a literal transition of more than 40 senior airmen and staff sergeants from their roles of the reliable Airman to that of the responsible supervisor.
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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/