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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
2018
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 (afsp.org). Even closer to home, “suicide is the leading cause of death of Active Duty Airmen,” with 151 reported from August 2016 through August 2017 (af.mil).
0 5/08
2018
Default Air Force Logo We all remember our first...bad supervisor
“Women don’t belong in the Air Force and I will do everything I can to get you out. Starting now, you’ll be working on mid-shifts,” said my worst supervisor. This meant I would be switching from the 3 p.m. to midnight to the midnight to 8 a.m. shift as a computer maintenance technician. Although, I could easily make the schedule work for mission purposes, I was very unwilling to adapt because a technical sergeant was not comfortable working around women.
0 3/26
2018
Default Air Force Logo Dedication to Compliance
In an Air Force full of “shalls,” “musts,” and “wills,” total compliance is something that I don’t think is ever achievable.
0 7/28
2017
Default Air Force Logo Motorcycle Safety
As we approach the weekend and continue to enjoy beautiful Colorado weather, I ask you to take a moment and think about motorcycle safety. This applies to everyone whether you ride or not.
0 7/24
2017
Lt Col, USAF, SAF, HAF, PA, LL Bring on the Revitalization
A few weeks ago, I took command of the 21st Security Forces Squadron. It is an incredible honor to lead such an extraordinary group of people. Prior to my arrival at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, I served as the Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s legislative advisor in Washington, D.C. In that position, I was able to personally witness the development of his three focus areas, one of which is revitalizing squadrons.
0 7/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo Good wingmen make a difference
I cracked a couple of puns with a masked man I assumed to be a doctor. He said he was sorry, but I knew it wasn't about the puns. He showed genuine regret.
0 7/10
2017
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Col. Doug Schiess, 21st Space Wing commander, and his wife, Debbie, prepare for their transition to Washington D.C. after serving as the wing commander since June 2015. Schiess is in command of the Air Force’s most geographically separated wing located in eight countries, crossing 13 time zones, and 38 units at 22 locations. Schiess’ change of command is scheduled for July 11, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lundberg) Col. Schiess offers final commentary
Serving as your commander for the past two years has been an absolute honor and a privilege. Over and over again, I’ve been amazed by your innovation, work ethic and your dedication to the mission. As Debbie and I prepare to transition to Washington, D.C., allow me one final opportunity to reflect and thank you for a job well done.
0 7/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Teamwork in Remote Locations
SOCORRO, N.M.- The 20th Space Control Squadron Detachment 1, Ground Based Electro Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) telescope is located at Stallion Range Center on White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, about 30 minutes from the City of Socorro. Our remote location increases the likelihood of clear skies and there is almost no light pollution to interfere with our space surveillance mission. However, this isolation also presents challenges that require effective planning, teamwork, and execution to overcome.
0 6/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo Revitalizing the Squadron: Progress and Next Steps
As most Airmen are aware, the Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, announced an effort to revitalize the squadron as the core fighting unit in the Air Force.
0 6/20
2017
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