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Lt. Col. Jeffrey Westphal is the 50th Security Forces Squadron commander at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. Defend the base, do your part
This is the first assignment I have had the opportunity to be assigned base housing, and I sure do enjoy it! The housing is top quality, while the amenities and support offered to residents are also very valuable. But it seems that a very significant selling point has always been the sense of safety and security that comes from living on a
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2015
Lt. Col. Timothy Purcell, 50th Operations Support Squadron commander (U.S. Air Force photo) Feedback: More than the Airman Comprehensive Assessment
Often, when we hear the term "feedback," we think of the formal feedback process, also known as the Airman Comprehensive Assessment. You know, the meeting you have once or twice a year with your supervisor to discuss your performance, goals and expectations and depending on rank, is documented on an AF Form 724, AF Form 931 or AF Form
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Bloom Where You're Planted
It happens all the time; we've all heard it. "This job won't get me promoted," or "If I don't get the stratification, I have no chance of promotion." I've heard it from both officers and enlisted. I've heard it from old and young. And now with the forced distribution of ratings in the new Enlisted Performance Report system, I hear it with a hint of
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Repeat Offender Polluters
Some of the biggest repeat polluters in America are not always major corporations. They are always in the news because they have caused some significant spill incidents throughout the history of the Industrial Revolution. What most people don't know is every time you litter a little, it adds up to a lot.It doesn't take a major accident to release
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2015
Airman 1st Class Austin Hopper, 50th Security Forces Squadron. Why I wear the uniform
As new Airmen, we are often asked "why did you join the military?" Sometimes we don't know the answer right off the top of our heads. Either because we've forgotten, or we never truly knew. So before we stand in front an audience and freeze up, we begin to think of how the Air Force benefits us. We begin to mention things such as an education,
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Reveille/reatreat: Two minutes a day -- what to do?
Every day millions of people go to work, they park their cars or exit mass transit, they head into their various workplaces and when work is done for the day they leave their workplaces and proceed back to their mode of transportation.But if you are one of a few thousand folks who work on a U.S. military installation worldwide, two things set you
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2015
An Airman salutes the flag at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. If you’re at the door when the music for reveille or retreat begins, do you step out to salute? (U.S. Air Force photo/Brian Hagberg) Would you go out?
I arrived at Schriever Air Force Base, my first duty station, as a young Airman First Class three years ago. One day, as I was leaving work, I noticed a large group gathered at the door while retreat was sounding. They were chatting amicably about their day or plans for the evening when I asked, "Is it disrespectful to walk out during retreat?"A
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2015
Default Air Force Logo So you want to play in the NFL?
Many young men in the U.S. dream of becoming a professional football player, leading their favorite team to glory in the Super Bowl.While I certainly no longer fall into the category of "young man," the curiosity of exactly how I would stack up against the current crop of NFL players' measurables of still lingers.I was given the opportunity to
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2015
Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, 45th Space Wing commander, and launch team, pose with Bill Nye, Planetary Society CEO, in the Morrell Operations Center, May 21, 2015, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Team Patrick-Cape hosted Bill Nye the Science Guy and the Planetary Society team for a tour of CCAFS and met with several Airmen. (Courtesy photo/Navid Baraty/ Planetary Society) (For limited release) Mission, Airmen highlight 'Year of Connection'
First, let me say thanks again to Team Patrick-Cape on our successful launch of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), May 20, 2015, from Space Launch Complex 41, on board an Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.Kudos to the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center, United Launch Alliance and all mission partners who came together
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2015
Default Air Force Logo The Two E'S: 'EMPOWERMENT AND ENCOURAGEMENT!'
It doesn't seem possible to me that it's been approximately 18 months since I had my first opportunity to serve as the Launch Decision Authority here on the Eastern Range -- and that was for MUOS-2, which launched July 19, 2013, about five weeks after I had the fantastic opportunity to assume command of the 45th Space Wing.Since that time, we have
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