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  • Valentine's Day

    It is fitting that as we celebrate Valentine’s Day during the month of February, we spend some extra time thinking about the people we care about. My kids have already started the annual ritual of deciding which Valentine’s cards and candy they want to hand out to their classmates. But beyond the flowers, chocolates, and cards we exchange, it’s important for us to take that extra step and truly engage with our family, friends, and fellow Airmen (capital A to include all ranks and our valued civilian co-workers).
  • Redefining a Shotgun Leader: An Adaptable Approach

    Adaptability and versatility are key competencies of modern leadership. The unpredictable, dynamic nature of our business demands that we prepare our Airmen – both personally and professionally – to face challenges that require these skills to be successful. While there is no one path to developing these traits -- each individual will have their own approach as they mature and collect experience -- a critical component towards making adaptability and versatility more than mere ‘buzzwords,’ is how we apply these principles in our daily lives. One method I suggest is to consider your overall goal, and focus on selecting the appropriate tool(s) to meet your objective. This applies to any task: a project, an assignment or attempting to select the perfect gift
  • Setting Yourself Up for Success in the New Year

    A new year brings new opportunities, a time to reflect on the previous year, and renewed hope of what can be in the year to come. As a result, many people feel compelled to make a “New Year’s Resolution” in which they will strive to modify their behavior in pursuit of a goal. However, statistics have shown that fewer than 10% of people who make these resolutions successfully see them through to fruition. Here are just a few tips to reverse that trend and set yourself up for success in 2018.
  • African American / Black History Month

    As 2018 begins, the 21st Space Wing Equal Opportunity Office hopes that individuals remain professional and respectful throughout the new year. When everyone treats each other in this manner, complaints are far and few.
  • Red or yellow? An overly brief history on the dynamic and difficult pathway to women’s suffrage and women’s equality day

    Red rose or yellow rose? Yes or No? Should women be allowed the right to vote?
  • Hope begins with you

    When we hear the words “Human Trafficking,” we often imagine men sitting in a dark room, wearing suits, smoking cigars and bidding on victims. That is until the hero breaks down the door, rescues the victims and they ride off into the sunset.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Change of Command Season

    “I assume command.” These words will be spoken in many squadrons, groups, and wings around the globe this summer and they represent a distinct transition for these units.
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