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  • Critical Days of Summer: Make smart choices

    On this Memorial Day, our nation is still engaged in a conflict that puts our Airmen in harm's way. Please continue to keep our servicemembers in your hearts, on your minds and in your prayers. Memorial Day also marks the beginning of the 2009 Critical Days of Summer - a time of increased risk due to summer time activities. Historically, we lose
  • Mission success starts with safety attitude

    An environment safe from hazards and potential mishaps is essential to the execution of the 50th Space Wing mission. From the industrial equipment in the civil engineer's workspace to the computers on the operations floor, ensuring safe operations is the first step to getting the job done. With safety as the foundation of all mission
  • Know your rights: Cancelling contracts from door-to-door salesmen

    With nicer weather around the corner, door-to-door salesmen will be knocking on doors across Colorado Springs trying to sell various products. Before you answer the door, there are a few things you should know. Federal law provides you with a right to cancel consumer purchase contracts for three business days following a door-to-door sale. This
  • AF Reserve integrates into space and cyberspace missions

    Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command, has spoken on many occasions about the importance of increased Total Force Integration for missions across Air Force Space Command. He recently stated that every single mission we have in AFSPC should be in the Guard and Reserve. In response, Lt. Gen. Charles Stenner, commander of Air
  • Parenting: Coping with stress

    Being a parent is one of life's most joyful and rewarding experiences, but there are times in everyone's life when the demands and hassles of daily living cause stress. The additional stress of caring for children may, at times, make parents feel angry, anxious, or just plain stressed. Tension is a normal, inevitable part of family life, but by
  • Holocaust: One woman’s burden lifted

    Tears flowed from her aged eyes as she hesitantly asked if I was a rabbi. I responded "yes" and asked how she recognized me. She mentioned that she once briefly met me while I was stationed at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. "Perhaps we should talk after we finish here," I said. The "here" I was referring to was the Marian House
  • To tell the truth or not, that is the question

    Thomas Jefferson once said, "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." Therefore, it makes sense that "integrity first" is the first chapter, if you will, in our Air Force core values. By saying "integrity first," we as Airmen acknowledge that it's the bedrock of everything we do and must be an ingrained element of our character. For
  • Strength of character

    The Air Force Space Command Year of Leadership is an opportunity to reflect on and emphasize those traits that provide the foundation for the Air Force and the profession of arms. These are the traits that set us apart, and items we emphasize to make not only our mission, but our people better. As I look at the list of items earning monthly
  • April: Month of the military child

    In 1986, Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger established the Defense Department commemoration of "Month of the Military Child". Mr. Weinberger understood the challenges that military children face by having a parent serve in the Armed Forces. Since then, every April, U.S. military services and communities around the world have recognized the
  • April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a month designated to bring awareness to the problem of child abuse and to encourage individuals and the community to support children and families. Blue ribbons are now worn by many in the month of April in memory of the children who have died as a result of abuse and to commemorate those who have

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Weekend safety brief! Have fun, go outside, eat lots of food annnnnd read this graphic to abide by fire restrictions! #ThatIsAll
Part of the first sergeants’ creed states “Every One is my Business.” Every day, the first sergeants make it their mission to maintain the welfare of their Airmen. Forever thankful for the first sergeants who look after us each day. #TeamSchriever is in good hands.
It's another #WorkflowWednesday folks and we hope you're having a great week! Aside from the perks listed here, what are some benefits to military life you enjoy?! #KnowYourMil
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower once stated, “You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.” #KnowYourMil
Guess who's featured this week? 🤗 (Psssst... go to #9)
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
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! As we all spend time with family, friends and food, check out the reflections of some of our AF family! #IamSCHRIEVER #Family
I am SCHRIEVER: 4th of July
The fire danger this summer is serious. Please heed all fire restrictions. #SpringCreekFire
#4thofJuly is coming our way and to make sure we're taking care of our vacationing followers, our paper will be here before we take off for #Burgers and #BBQs! Tuesday afternoon, pick one up!
With #IndependenceDay around the corner, many of us have plans to either wind down and relax or put in time for family and friends! What are YOUR plans? Or what's your favorite tradition? Share it with us! Whether you can say it with an emoji or some words, we want to know! #Fireworks #BBQ #Camping #Outdoors #Concert #4thofJulyWeekend
#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
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…
Kaena Point heroes humbly share story: https://t.co/wCkzhoXhom via @YouTube
We remember. It is an honor and privilege to serve in memory of those we have lost. https://t.co/wunGHBi0OV
RT @AFSpace: We're introducing each member of #TeamAFSPC, competing in the #AFDefenderChallenge @JBSA_Official - Camp Bullis this week! U…
We’re rooting for you team!!! https://t.co/rn7ymuxGeY
Welcome to Schriever Col. Stratton! Happy to be serving alongside you. Read more at https://t.co/wazpyhMO3k https://t.co/nChka5OiRK