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  • Moving forward

    Fifteen years is a long time to be in conflict. Fifteen years ago, I was a new captain early into my second assignment. At home, my wife and I had welcomed our first child, a son. My small, young family struggled to balance the demands of military duty and parenthood. We knew our world would never be the same. What we didn’t know was the world was about to change for everyone. Our nation was attacked in a way few could have predicted, but no one was surprised when the full force of our nation was unleashed on our enemies in response.
  • Why I wear the uniform

    Besides rules and regulations and the fact it is always the uniform of the day, I wear this uniform because it has become a part of who I am. I’m proud of what I achieved, even though I have just started my career.
  • Labor Day…It’s your holiday

    So what is Labor Day and why do we celebrate it?
  • Chiefs Corner - Week of Aug. 25

    Look for, take every opportunity to learnI have been in the military for more than 24 years, but I never realized how clueless I’ve been of the military world outside of the Air Force. I recently had the opportunity to go to the NCO North Atlantic Treaty Organization Orientation course and it really was an experience. I spent the week learning from
  • Know what’s expected

    What do our leaders expect of us? Not knowing can impede success and waste effort. To avoid those negative outcomes, check out some answers to this question from 50th Space Wing squadron commanders.
  • Breeding space warfighters

    Great forces acting on an ecosystem drive evolution. Evolutionary themes of faster predators and increasingly agile prey are common. As predators to our space capabilities emerge, we are breeding instincts and agility into our space warfighters. These are the first steps to evolving the force.
  • Are you invested?

    Unit morale comes not just from one person but everyone in the unit. So what are you doing to improve it?
  • Legs, back, arms

    Last year I was visiting members from the 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron’s Operating Location –Alpha in the Washington, D.C. area. On our way to the Air Force Memorial for a medal presentation ceremony, we passed the Potomac River. I mentioned to Maj. Lyle Hedgecock that when I was assigned to the Pentagon a few years prior, I wanted to try rowing but never got around to it. (Pro Tip: Don’t say things like that to Maj. Hedgecock.)
  • Chiefs Corner - Week of July 28

    We have all said it many times. It seems simple, but do you ever really stop to think about the words you are reading to an Airman or repeating back to the officer you chose to enlist or re-enlist you?
  • Profession of Arms: A bond like no other

    As we reflect on the past 4th of July, we celebrated the independence of a nation many Americans fought for and defended. While visiting family I had the honor of eating at Mission BBQ, a restaurant dedicated to the military and first responders, going so far as to play the national anthem each day at noon. While enjoying the food, a Vietnam veteran and I shared some war stories, which immediately brought to my attention the fact that while there was more than 30 years between our service, we shared a bond found in no other profession.

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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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