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  • Chanukah in a nutshell

    Chanukah, the eight-day festival of light is Dec. 21 to 29 and celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of purity over adulteration and of spirituality over materiality. More than 21 centuries ago, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), who sought to forcefully Hellenize the people of Israel. Against all odds, a small band
  • Time to get back to the basics

    As a First Lieutenant in 1987, I was approaching the entrance to the Osan Officers Club in Korea to have lunch with Maj. Jim Kelley. The club awning jutted out about 15 feet or so from the actual entrance into the building and as we walked underneath it on a cold February afternoon, the base commander was leaving the club and approaching us. Major
  • Veteran's Day 2008: A look back at 50th Space Wing heroes

    This week, America celebrates Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day, the holiday commemorates the armistice ending World War I and pays tribute to America's veterans of all conflicts. Veteran's Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the heroes of the 50th Space Wing's past. The 50th SW has a distinguished and decorated history, dating
  • Core Values part of winning team at Schriever

    I believe we all want to be part of a winning team, we all want to belong to a team that subscribes to high standards of performance, and we all want to be associated with others who share our fundamental beliefs. I suspect there would be few lining up to join an organization that promotes values such as Dishonesty First, Serving Myself, and
  • SIDC first sergeant: Core values foundation of mission success

    In the final match of his first professional racquetball tournament, Reuben Gonzolas made a "kill shot" to win the tournament. The referee called it good, and one of the linemen confirmed the shot was a winner. But after a moment's hesitation, Gonzolas turned and declared that his shot had skipped into the wall, hitting the floor first. As a
  • Discipline core of all Airmen

    President Harry S. Truman once said, "In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves ... self-discipline with all of them came first." President Truman's quote captures an important thought about discipline. It is through personal discipline -- the actions that we take in life -- that we plant the
  • Winter sports: choosing the right equipment, key to safety

    Soon, skiers and snowboarders will fill the slopes of the Rocky Mountains to enjoy the beginning of the winter sports season. Whether a seasoned veteran or a rookie, everyone can benefit from taking time to be prepared. The 50th Space Wing Safety office recommends everyone consider the following tips when getting ready to hit the
  • Schriever reminds commuters of Snow Call procedures

    With winter weather quickly approaching, Schriever personnel need to know how to receive information about road conditions and base closures or delays. The following is a reminder of the Snow Call process and procedures: Snow Call procedures To find out the current road conditions or snow call decisions, call 719-567-SNOW (7669) or check
  • Be prepared: Colorado Springs winter weather comes with little warning

    Colorado Springs received the first snowfall of the season on Oct. 21 last year, following a sunny day of 77 degree weather. The city, notorious for unpredictable weather, could surprise Schriever's personnel with cold winter-like conditions at any time. But, preparing now could help lessen the impact of the Springs' erratic weather. Getting
  • Pike's Peak Region celebrates CFC kickoff

    Stop and think for a minute about the miscellaneous things bought on a daily basis. Maybe a pack of gum here, a soda there, maybe a bear carved out of wood. Now imagine if that money went to something as simple as a mosquito net that could prevent malaria for a family of five. These are the kinds of changes that can be brought about by donating
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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