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  • June introduces new Year of Leadership topic: Fitness

    June is off to a great start, and with a new month comes a new Air Force Space Command Year of Leadership topic. "Fitness" is the June topic and is a key element to our Air Force lifestyle. Being fit is part of being a Warrior Airman and being deployment ready at all times. As with each of our Year of Leadership topics, fitness is not just for the
  • Memorial Day weekend time to honor fallen servicemembers

    Chief Omdal and I recently returned from a visit to the DoD's northernmost military facility, Thule Air Base. This was a great visit and we were both impressed by the level of dedication and commitment those Airmen demonstrate every day in that harsh environment. Living and working 400 miles inside the Arctic Circle is not easy, but the Airmen of
  • Wing continues to provide flawless missile warning, unsurpassed installation support

    I hope you all enjoyed the extended weekend and I'm happy that you all returned safely. Last Thursday's fun day was a great success, with much of the Wing turning out for lunch, as well as bowling, golf, volleyball and the 5K run. The activities were just a small thanks for all the long hours and preparation for and completing the inspections -
  • Personal traits of character stand out

    Martin Luther King Jr. explained character best as "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." We often hear our leaders refer to character as an extremely desirable trait in all Airmen. High moral character is something that, as Airmen, we
  • Well done 21 SW Knights

    Congratulations Knights! After 32 days of the most robust Operational Readiness and Compliance Inspections in Air Force Space Command history, our inspections are over. I am happy to report that with our overall satisfactory rating, the AFSPC IG will not be returning. Through the course of the last 32 days, and over the last year, I have personally
  • Final sprint to finish upon us

    This is it, the final few days of our Operational Readiness and Unit Compliance inspections. With our out-brief scheduled for Monday, this is the last sprint to the finish. Let's keep up the motivation and professionalism. Over the last week, we have had some very dramatic and interesting scenarios, including one where I 'died' in a simulated
  • Telling Holocaust stories lightens soul's burden

    Tears flowed from her eyes as she hesitantly asked if I was a rabbi. I responded "yes" and asked how she recognized me. She mentioned that she once briefly met me while I was stationed at Schriever Air Force Base. I said, "We should talk after we finish here." The "here" I was referring to was the Marion House Soup Kitchen in downtown Colorado
  • Final sprint to finish upon us

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado - This is it, the final few days of our Operational Readiness and Unit Compliance inspections. With our out-brief scheduled for Monday, this is the last sprint to the finish. Let's keep up the motivation and professionalism. Over the last week, we have had some very dramatic and interesting scenarios, including one
  • 2009 AFAF Campaign: tightening our belts to help those in need

    It's that time of year again! We have just entered week four of the Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign. During the remaining three weeks we can do our part to help our fellow Airmen and their families in this time of economic struggle. How can you help out? The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual six week campaign conducted at each base to
  • Inspection running smoothly, keep up great work

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Our Operational Readiness and Compliance Inspections are in full swing and the Air Force Space Command Inspector General team is hard at work, combing through our processes, programs and observing our emergency responses. We are over half way done, but that does not mean we can let up or lose our focus. In fact, the
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