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  • Being ready in a crisis

    Early on the morning of 9/11, I woke with a start. It was not because I instinctively knew something bad was going to happen – it was because my crew partner was screaming my name and asking me to get out of bed. As a First Lieutenant missileer stationed at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming, I was responsible for launch operations of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile – the most powerful weapon in our nation’s nuclear deterrent arsenal.
  • Setting Yourself Up for Success in the New Year

    A new year brings new opportunities, a time to reflect on the previous year, and renewed hope of what can be in the year to come. As a result, many people feel compelled to make a “New Year’s Resolution” in which they will strive to modify their behavior in pursuit of a goal. However, statistics have shown that fewer than 10% of people who make these resolutions successfully see them through to fruition. Here are just a few tips to reverse that trend and set yourself up for success in 2018.
  • Taking care of Airmen

    It is likely that at some point in your career you have heard the phrase “taking care of Airmen” and may have even thought that this is a responsibility that falls solely within the realm of commanders, first sergeants and supervisors. While it is certainly true that those in leadership positions are entrusted with significant responsibilities in this area, we all have a role to significant role to play in this regard - followers, peers and leaders alike.
  • Good wingmen make a difference

    I cracked a couple of puns with a masked man I assumed to be a doctor. He said he was sorry, but I knew it wasn't about the puns. He showed genuine regret.
  • Put down the phone. And drive

    I love efficiency.
  • Women's History: We all contribute

    It was a frigid day in January on a quiet hill-side cemetery just north of New Market, Iowa. Surrounded by friends and family, we bid farewell to my grandmother. As we departed on those dusty gravel roads, I remembered my childhood and how she’d had such a profound impact on my life.
  • Lessons in Time Management

    If you know me or have ever met me you would know that I am a huge sports fan.  I am proud to be a part of a strong brotherhood as a Dallas Cowboy fan. I know many of you out there are probably booing me right now but that’s ok, I am used to it! When I think about time management the first thing that comes to mind is clock management. I’m sure that
  • Taking care of families

    Family members are not just dependents, but are a critical part of the Air Force family, and play a vital role in the Air Force mission. It is important for all Airmen to take time to care for our “live-in” support systems.
  • Respect and professionalism is key

    As 2017 begins, the 21st Space Wing Equal Opportunity Office hopes individuals remain professional and respectful throughout the new year. When everyone treats each other in this manner, complaints are far and few.
  • Spending more on gifts won’t bring more holiday happiness

    It’s not new advice and you’ve likely heard it before, please be wise and responsible when giving gifts this year, and don’t jeopardize your long-term financial foundation in the name of short-term gain by buying stuff that you can’t afford. Let’s acknowledge that the holidays aren’t about giving and getting gifts anyway. You want to treat your
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