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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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,