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Default Air Force Logo We are NOT a family
At a recent Wingman Day event, I stood center stage in front of my squadron and declared, “We are NOT a family.” Nobody saw that coming.
0 7/18
CAVALIER AIR FORCE STATION, N.D. -- 1st Lt. Kevin Horner pitches during the 2017 Independence Day Softball game, BBQ, and Fireworks Extravaganza. (Courtesy photo) Taking advantage of summer at Cavalier AFS
Cavalier Air Force Station is the U.S. Air Force’s only CONUS-Isolated installation, located 15 miles from the Canadian border and 90 miles north of Grand Forks, North Dakota. For about eight months out of the year, the Spartans of Cavalier brace for the harsh North Dakota winters, where temperatures routinely hover around 0 degrees and dip as low as -40 degrees with 40+ mph winds. We also have lots of snow and rarely see the sun.
0 6/28
Col. Eric Dorminey (right) 21st Space Wing vice commander, and Jennifer (left), his wife, attend the 70th Air Force birthday ball event at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Dorminey started his military career in 1992. An open letter to the men and women of the 21st Space Wing
Knights, 32 years ago when I started my military career at as a freshman at Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, my goal was to graduate and receive a commission in the United States Air Force. A stretch goal was promotion to captain. The honor of serving as the vice wing commander of the 21st Space Wing was beyond consideration. When I was selected for this dream assignment, I was concerned that it surely couldn’t be as exceptional as I imagined. Now, after three years in the seat, I can say that this assignment has been everything I imagined and more. It has unequivocally been the highlight of my career because of the great Airmen I have been honored to serve.
0 6/22
Default Air Force Logo Introducing space to the next generation
Operating in the space domain requires significant technical expertise and education. Part of ensuring our dominance in the space domain is maintaining a talent pool of technical experts. One way of maintaining this talent pool is by motivating the next generation to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math degrees and careers. Without upcoming scientist, technicians and engineers, our military’s future superiority will be compromised.
0 6/19
Default Air Force Logo National Trails Day 2018
June 2, 2018 was National Trails Day, sponsored by the American Hiking Society in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trail System. The event was a nationwide effort to improve trails and clean up trash along them. The American Hiking Society goal this year was to improve 2,802 miles of trail in one day!
0 6/12
Default Air Force Logo Financial tips for successful PCS & travel pay
C-P-T-S! Show Me the Money! You may have heard the 21st Comptroller Squadron cheer at a few events. This high energy comptroller staff of professionals is ready to provide you with top-notch customer service for all your finance needs. As we head into the summer months, we often get questions on PCS entitlements and tips to make any PCS, TDY, or even deployment travel voucher a smooth financial transition. To help you prepare, the comptroller team put together several tips to keep your books balanced:
0 6/05
Default Air Force Logo 101 days of summer: Have fun, think safety
It seems like just yesterday as I perused Facebook, a post caught my attention with “Today’s the 110th day of January!” Yep, with all the snow in April, it felt like Colorado’s winter would never end. Fortunately, the cold weather has finally moved on, and summer will be quickly upon us.
0 5/24
Default Air Force Logo Being a Filipino American in today’s Air Force
My family immigrated to America when I was 3 years old. My dad was talked into it by his older brother who was already living in California during the ‘70s. My dad was sold when my uncle told him about all the opportunities America had versus the Philippines. Immigrating to a new country with no money was rough to say the least. With the help of relatives and the hard work of my parents, our family was finally able to stand on our own feet and eventually buy our first house, an American dream in itself.
0 5/18
Default Air Force Logo Resistance is futile
I’ve had the honor and privilege of being a Knight for just over a month. It’s been an exciting month of change: change for me and change for the 721st Communication Squadron. These changes can be lumped into three categories: self-initiated, forced or status quo. However, no matter how change presents itself, it is ultimately about how we respond to (or even embrace) the change in our lives.
0 5/10
Default Air Force Logo Suicide prevention and awareness
“Each year, 44,965 Americans die by suicide;” despite expert beliefs that this figure is underestimated due to the negative stigma surrounding suicide and poor data collection systems in-place ( Even closer to home, “suicide is the leading cause of death of Active Duty Airmen,” with 151 reported from August 2016 through August 2017 (
0 5/08
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