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  • Sputnik 50 years later: Why was it first; what is its significance to space professionals?

    Sputnik became "the space shot heard 'round the world" when it launched from the Soviet Union Oct. 4, 1957. The launch ignited not just a Soviet R-7 ICBM but eventually a race to the Moon, and it set the Cold War rivals at odds in a new domain. The Soviets had a number of space firsts in the early days of the space age. A dog named Laika launched
  • National week of observance promotes suicide prevention

    The week of Sept. 9-15 marks National Suicide Prevention Week, coinciding with World Suicide Prevention Day Sept. 10 and hosted by the International Association for Suicide and Prevention. Promoting awareness is the goal of this national observance in the hopes that prevention will prevail to ensure victims, families and friends will not have to
  • 101 Critical Days of Summer - Keep it safe!

    As we approach the final stretch of the 101 Critical Days of Summer, it is time to re-emphasize our commitment to safety and to reinforce the importance of sound safety practices to all Airmen. So far this summer, we have lost over 20 Airmen to accidents and suicides. While this total is lower than the previous few years, it does not mean we can
  • Safety 101: Stay cool behind the wheel

    For me, the wake-up call that I needed to fix my driving was a citation for driving 11 miles per hour faster than the speed limit during my commute one morning. It forced me to ask myself the question: Why am I in such a hurry to get to work? I love my job ... but my job will still be waiting for me, whether I get here at 7:25 a.m. or 7:32. And
  • America celebrates legacy of independence

    Our nation approaches the 231st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and it has become customary for Americans to celebrate this event with family, friends, barbecues and fireworks. Some will pause to reflect on the great sacrifices made by our founding fathers and those who fought in the Revolutionary War to secure freedom for
  • AFSPC commander urges safety on Independence Day

    Independence Day carries special significance to those of us who are serving our country in a time of war. Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, our nation has proudly represented and fought for the ideals that all are created equal and have the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Whether deployed
  • Cancer survivor stresses regular self-exams

    "I'm sorry Paul, but it's cancer." It was July 2003, and the doctor's words put the fear of death in me for the first time. I was only 28 years old! But if I hadn't done self exams on a regular basis, I might not be here today to talk about it. One week earlier, I had found a mass on my left testicle that wound up being a cancerous tumor. As soon
  • 'Raging river' teaches Schriever Airmen about commitment

    When you received notification of an assignment to Schriever, you might have developed a "must-do" list of places you wanted to visit, things you wanted to see and events you wanted to attend before you even arrived. How does that list look? The reality is that most people will live in an area for three to six years and depart for the next
  • Safety 101: Fitness Injury Prevention

    Editor's Note: These and other safety tips are available in the "Safety 101" document available on the Schriever Web site. Excerpts will continue to be published on a regular basis throughout the 101 Critical Days of Summer. There's hardly an athlete alive--"weekend," amateur or professional--who hasn't known the pain and frustration that can
  • Air Force OSI seeks special agents

    Military members looking to cross train into a challenging and rewarding career field should look no further than becoming a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Headquarters AFOSI recruiters will conduct the briefing here June 21 at 8 a.m. Those that are eligible from the June 21 briefing will be scheduled for an
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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
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
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…