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  • Labor Day Safety Message

    Labor Day is dedicated to the achievements of American workers and the contributions they made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Labor Day weekend also marks the end of the 101 Critical Days of Summer; a period historically associated with increased mishaps. Over this Labor Day weekend take a well deserved break and
  • Eyes on OPSEC: OPSEC on vacation

    Summer--so many pleasant memories are invoked simply by saying the word: sitting in the bleachers at a baseball game with a cold hotdog and a warm soda; playing "guess the meat" every time dad tries to work the barbeque grill and ends up burning everything to a crisp; mowing the lawn in 100 degree heat while an older sibling sits in the shade on
  • DUIs change lives ... for the worse

    (Editor's note: The following commentary was written by an Airman with the 30th Security Forces Squadron. The names of the family members have been changed.) By now the vast majority of us are aware of the consequences for driving under the influence of alcohol. We have been briefed, recalled, stood in formation, seen the slide shows, videos and
  • The Power of GPS

    In the past few years, the Global Positioning System has become an important resource for nearly all military operations and weapons systems. Our military rely heavily on the preciseness and accuracy of this system. The primary mission of the GPS system was developed and designed to specifically meet the needs of the military. However, new ways to
  • Holocaust Remembrance: Dedicated to never forgetting the tragedy

    (Editor's note: The following commentary is published in support of the Schriever AFB Cultural Diversity Day Aug. 15. This event is a combination of the cultural observances currently held throughout the year. Holocaust Remembrance Day is a day that has been set aside for remembering the victims of the Holocaust and for reminding Americans of what
  • Dr. Bouchet: An inspiration for us all

    (Editor's note: The following commentary is published in support of the Schriever AFB Cultural Diversity Day Aug. 15. This event is a combination of the cultural observances currently held throughout the year. African American History Month celebrates the role African Americans have played in U.S. history and the contributions that African
  • Retreat deserves adherence to military tradition

    Retreat is a long and honorable tradition in our military heritage. It has been around since the Revolutionary War when a gun or cannon was fired to call the soldiers back to camp, signifying the end of hostilities for the day. At this time, the wounded and dead soldiers were removed from the battle grounds and respect was paid to those who gave
  • The 4th of July: Barbecue cookouts and fireworks

    Cooking outdoors - in parks, campgrounds and backyards - is an enjoyable summer pastime. Yet while barbeques provide a fun and casual dining experience, they also provide the ideal condition for a costly mishap. Barbeque grills appear to be harmless, but misuse and carelessness result in thousands of injuries each year. While we're anxious to fire
  • Berlin Airlift a triumph for early Air Force

    In comparison to other wartime commemorations, you don't often hear about an air campaign that resulted in one of America's finest victories without a single shot fired: the 1948 Berlin Airlift. It began when the Western allies approved the deutschemark as the postwar German currency June 20, 1948. The Soviet Union responded by cutting all land and
  • <i>101 Critical Days:</i> Don't get burned during grilling season

    People enjoy cooking out more during the summer than any other time of the year, but thousands of injuries occur each year because people don't properly use their grills. This year, don't be one of those people.If you have a propane grill, start the season by giving it a thorough inspection. Remember to also do this anytime you change a

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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&#39;s another #WorkflowWednesday folks and we hope you&#39;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&#39;s featured this week? &#129303; (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&#39;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&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s came together to better themselves as a unit for future endeavors, how&#39;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
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
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RT @AFSpace: Need help coping with stress? The Employee Assistance Program gives civilian employees free resources, guidance to work-life b…
RT @DOD_JCOC: #DYK the military has plenty of opportunities to play your favorite sports through intramurals? An #airman assigned to 1st…