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  • 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.
  • Bye-bye 3-Ring binders

    As a first lieutenant I was given the task of making binder covers and spines for my squadron as we prepared for an inspection. Meticulous time and effort was spent making sure each binder looked brand new, and the labels were in the proper wing template.
  • Why I wear the uniform

    The reasons why I joined the Air Force and why I wear the uniform are completely different. However, they still coincide because I wouldn’t be able to wear the uniform without having joined. I joined to better myself and grow as well as for the benefits and education. Now that I’m on the operational side, after completing basic military training and technical school, wearing this uniform has much more meaning to me.
  • That I may serve

    In the summer of 1998, I reported for new cadet basic training at the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, a military institution for all ROTC cadets attending Virginia Tech. Within hours, I was taught a Latin phrase that would eventually shape the way I conceptualized the role of a military leader—Ut Prosim.
  • Defending freedom in a multi-domain environment

    Team Five-O, as we celebrate the Fourth of July, I would ask we remember the importance of the holiday.

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