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  • Good night, mom

    At the time, I did not realize how important it was to have a support system. I also didn’t understand the concept that family didn’t have to be related and could be anyone who cared enough to make sure you were OK.
  • Space pioneer offers words of wisdom

    SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Flunking my commissioning physical at the U.S. Naval Academy (my eyesight had become so bad that I wasn’t qualified for sea command), I went to the Air Force liaison officer and asked him if they would take me. He said, “Of course.” To which I responded, “What will you do with me? You just fly airplanes.” His
  • Emergency management: A behind the scenes look on the Eastern Range

    CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. - Last week, the 45th Space Wing’s Incident Management Team responded to the Falcon 9 Static Test Fire anomaly on Space Launch Complex 40. The explosion occurred Sept. 1 at approximately 9:07 a.m. as many of us were just returning from our morning meetings. Minutes later I got the call … it’s the call no one
  • The Hurricane Seat

    After a flight which left my cheeks numb and sinuses cleared, I reflected on the meaning of an unsuspected ride in the hurricane seat. I strongly believe life lessons present themselves in unexpected ways. Here is what I learned from sitting in my little torture seat for nearly an hour.
  • Do you "Carpe diem" or do you "Dream for tomorrow?"

    You may have heard the Latin phrase "Carpe diem!" It means "Seize the day!" It is an expression used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little or no thought to the future. Although the "Carpe diem" mindset has its place and application in life, one could argue that it is not compatible with military life and, more
  • It's about our approach

    Serving in the Air Force has always been interesting and a privilege to me--from the weapon system platforms we operate to the integration of space, cyber and intelligence into our operations centers worldwide. Missions come and go, new platforms are launched, old platforms die, and so those technological aspects, no matter how incredible, will be
  • Proper dress and conduct in civilian courts

    Have you been subpoenaed to appear in a civilian court to testify on behalf of yourself or another individual? If so, then you may not be aware that you must first receive military approval before you are allowed to wear your uniform.First, determine whether you are being summoned as a defendant, plaintiff or a witness in the proceeding. Your
  • I am SCHRIEVER: Balance through discipline

    (Editor's Note: "I am SCHRIEVER" is a diversity campaign dedicated to recognizing the diversity within our base as well as highlighting the way this diversity makes us stronger and better able to ensure mission success.)Aristotle once said, "What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do."The idea of self-control and discipline has been
  • "Under Pressure"

    We saw 2016 begin with the loss of rock-n-roll legend David Bowie, and while listening to my satellite radio's "Bowie tribute" last month I was inspired to title my article after one of his hit songs. I find it particularly relevant because everyone, whether yourself, co-worker, family member, or the person waiting next to you in line at the store
  • GPS: Dedicated to Excellence

    2015 was an exciting year to assume leadership of the Global Positioning Systems Directorate. I've witnessed the men and women of our team accomplish some amazing things, across all of our efforts to modernize the constellation and would like to take a moment to share our progress over the past year and set the vision for 2016 as we remain
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