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  • New Year New You

    “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” Chinese proverb

  • More than I asked for

    I left home for the first time in my 20 years of living on Jan. 10, 2017, to become an Airman. I saw the Air Force as an opportunity to better myself through professionalism, education and experience. As a first generation Airman I went in blind, but I knew what I wanted and I wasn’t going to let

  • Air Force Global Strike Command announces Year of the Family

    Air Force Global Strike Command is dedicating 2017 to Airmen, their loved ones and the total force at large. We are calling this year “The Year of the Family,” and will focus our efforts on areas that greatly affect our Strikers and their families. These areas include where our Airmen live, learn,

  • My fight to serve

    The urge to serve one’s country is not something everyone experiences, and only a select few step up to the challenge. It’s a life altering decision, and I was so happy to raise my right hand and say, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against

  • The nuclear triad

    Members from the United States Strategic Command recently paid a visit to Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri, to discuss an evolution to our nation's strategic nuclear war plan with B-2 mission planners that work in the 509th Operations Support Squadron. In addition, they provided a briefing on

  • 'Why not...Minot?'

    When I received notification about my assignment to Minot AFB, North Dakota, apprehension overwhelmed me. Throughout my career, I heard about Minot and "how terrible" it was because it was "cold and windy" all year long and how "remote and isolated" it was from everything. Going to Minot was like

  • 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

  • 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