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  • Veterans Day: A day to honor, remember and reflect

    When President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11, 1919, as the first Armistice Day, he was celebrating the signing of the armistice that ended World War I on Monday, Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. He also dedicated the holiday as a day to remember and honor "... the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory
  • Defining success in the nuclear mission

    Never ending inspections and exercises are the battle rhythm for strategic bomber wings. Inspections are necessary in the nuclear enterprise and are not going away. The question is how can we better define success when passing one inspection only means we get to prepare for the next one? How do we know what we have accomplished and what lies
  • Thank You to the Global Strike Command Team

    On September 30, Air Force Global Strike Command achieved Full Operational Capability ... on time and on target!Reaching this historic milestone would not have happened without each and every one of you, the women and men of Global Strike Command. Your professionalism, hard work and personal sacrifice allowed us to accomplish what at first may have
  • Global Strike command chief’s words on leadership

    I'm a fuels guy. It's what I've done my whole Air Force career -- until now. I currently serve as the Executive Assistant to the Command Chief at Air Force Global Strike Command -- Chief Master Sgt. Jack Johnson Jr.Recently, the chief gave a speech during the Airman Leadership School graduation at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., entitled "Never forget
  • Mighty Eighth adapts, excels

    Mighty Eighth,As we head into the second half of 2010 and prepare to celebrate our nation's independence, I've been amazed by the blistering pace of events that you've sustained, and I've been extremely impressed with the ability of the Mighty Eighth Team to adapt and excel during this time of great transition and change. Several significant
  • Honoring fathers on Father’s Day

    A 14- and 12-year-old boy and a chainsaw ...I'm not sure what picture those words paint in your mind, but in my mind, that picture ain't pretty.My 14-year-old mind, on the other hand, wasn't thinking about the horrors of what could have happened when I decided, along with my brother, to use my grandfather's chainsaw during the construction of a
  • 8th Air Force commander sends Memorial Day Message

    Mighty Eighth,As we pay tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in defense of our great nation, may we never forget the ultimate sacrifice they have given to safeguard our freedom. From the legendary sacrifices of those who have served before us to the sacrifices of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines we have known and served with
  • MAJCOM commander sends Memorial Day message

    This Memorial Day, we remember those men and women of our armed forces who gave their lives serving their country. Recently I had the honor to lay a wreath on behalf of our Command at the memorial on Guam for the crew of RAIDR 21, who went down in a B-52 off the coast of Guam nearly two years ago. I also had the privilege of visiting the beaches on
  • Suck in that gut with service before self

    In 2002, when I volunteered to backfill the staff at the field training site located on Sheppard AFB, Texas, I never thought it would come back to visit me. There was this one colonel in a class that sticks in my memory. You see, everyday, at every meal he was the last one in line. When it rained, he was last. If it was hot, he was at the end of
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