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  • Aug. 7 marks five years of deterring, assuring

    In a 2009 speech in Prague, President Barack Obama stated as long as nuclear weapons exist, "the United States will maintain a safe, secure and effective arsenal to deter any adversary, and guarantee that defense to our allies." This is what Air Force Global Strike Command does, and has successfully carried out since 2009.Upon stand up, this
  • Legacy of success

    Senior leaders must strive to leave a legacy of success through active and purposeful mentorship of subordinate officers, Senior NCOs, civilians, peers, and even superiors within their sphere of influence.We must provide vision, direction, and guidance; espouse our core values, and deliver mentorship. Someone once said; "We stand on the backs of
  • How will you react to change?

    Summer is here, school is out and families are planning their camping trips, visits to national parks, amusement parks and taking time to enjoy the outdoors and beautiful weather here in Wyoming. Summer is also our typical permanent-change-of-station season and over these next couple of months we will be experiencing change of commands and change
  • Eighth Air Force commander sends holiday greetings

    Mighty Eighth,As 2011 comes to a close, I would like to wish everyone happy holidays and express my sincere gratitude for all the hard work and dedication you provide to our Air Force and our nation. It has been an extremely busy year for Eighth Air Force, and we should be proud of our historic achievements. Among this year's milestones: B-2s from
  • Eighth Air Force commander sends Veterans Day message

    Mighty Eighth,On Veterans Day, may we all take pause from our busy lives to recognize veterans from all branches of service who have sacrificed, both in war and in peace, to protect America and the American way of life. Here at the Mighty Eighth, we are approaching our 70th Anniversary as a Numbered Air Force and have the distinctive legacy of
  • Eighth Air Force commander's Note to Airmen - New START Inspections

    Mighty Eighth, In early February, the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) was ratified. The treaty requires both the United States and Russia to reduce their deployed nuclear weapons to 700 each. On April 1, the Mighty Eighth was given its first opportunity to show our nation's commitment to this new treaty. The United States invited a
  • Eighth Air Force Commander sends holiday message

    Mighty Eighth,The holiday season is a time to celebrate the people in our lives that bring us happiness and joy throughout the year. In addition to some much needed time off with family and friends, it's my hope that the holidays will also provide an opportunity for reflection about achievements made in 2010 and new goals to be achieved in
  • Holiday successes and a new year of promise

    The year 2010 witnessed many successes for Air Force Global Strike Command. As the first full year of the Air Force's newest major command comes to a close, the new year awaits with the promise of even more opportunities and challenges ahead.You, the men and women of Air Force Global Strike Command, support a vitally important and enduring mission
  • A Thanksgiving salute: A moment to remember America's heroes ... and their families

    Thanksgiving is a time of celebration, a time to have lots of good-natured fun, share stories and hugs, a time to look past matters of money, investing and retirement plans.Thanksgiving is about family - loved ones, grandma and grandpa, mom and dad, and children and grandchildren giggling. It's a time to give thanks by sharing gifts, tears and
  • Thanksgiving: A time to give thanks

    Mighty Eighth,As the Thanksgiving holiday season and start of 2011 approaches, it's a good opportunity for us all to stop and reflect on the family, friends and co-workers in our Air Force family and local community -- and give thanks for the freedoms that we share. In addition to giving thanks for the special people in our lives, we can also be