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  • Why is nutrition important?

    Energy, nutrients, development and family gatherings. These are just a few words that come to mind when I think about nutrition.  Nutrition plays an important role in our daily life cycle.  As a mother, professional and athlete, I think of nutrition in many different ways.   As a mother, I see nutrition as treats for school or sporting events, time
  • Thank goodness I failed my PT test

    What a title for an article. You’re probably wondering how someone could be thanking God that they failed a test, much more a physical training test where it seems as though your whole Air Force career could be on the line. However, sometimes things happen in our lives that later on we look back and realize made us a better person or possibly
  • "Year of the Family” focuses on areas to help families

    Air Force Global Strike Command has proclaimed 2017 the Year of the Family, and has chosen to focus on Airmen and their families and topics affecting their quality of life.  There are five major focus areas which include where Airmen live, learn, play, pray and receive care. Master Sgt. Erica and Christopher Stokes have seen many changes and
  • Airman shadows wing commander, shares about experience

    Senior Airman Cheryl Lunt, 90th Comptroller Squadron financial analyst technician, works in the wing’s budgeting office and had the opportunity to shadow Col. Stephen Kravitsky, 90th Missile Wing commander, for a day March 8, 2017. This program allows junior Airmen to accompany the commander for a day to learn how senior leaders lead the wing,
  • NCLS: 20th AF Professional Development Opportunity

    The 20th Air Force ICBM Center of Excellence sent 27 Airmen to the National Character and Leadership Symposium at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado., Feb. 23-24. This year’s theme was “Warrior Ethos and the American Airman.” I had the opportunity to attend the two-day symposium, which provided an opportunity for Academy personnel, community
  • Peek inside the promotion process, set yourself up for success

    I recently had the opportunity to serve as a recorder supporting an Air Force Global Strike Command Management Level Review at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2017.  The MLR board is charged with recommending the command’s best officers for promotion. In order to fulfill that purpose, a team of senior raters spends a day
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness

    Marcus was a star running back at his high school. At age 16, he was bright and popular and dreamed of college until a spring day in March. The popular athlete stabbed his girlfriend to death in a school hallway after she tried to break up with him. What had gone wrong? How did a boy with such pent-up rage escape the attention of parents and
  • Mental health visit made positive difference

    I sought help from Mental Health, and it made a positive difference for my career.   I enjoyed my second deployment. As a major in Kabul I did things I never imagined when I first joined the Air Force. I led convoys crossing the city, met with senior Afghan government officials, advised generals and made friends from all over the world who I will
  • 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, play, pray and receive care.
  • 90th Missile Wing stands down for safety

    We will take time to re-focus on safety and ward off complacency during the 20th Air Force Safety Down Day, January 3, 2017.   We all become complacent about many things, and it’s not necessarily bad. If we worried about every little thing in our lives, then life would not be enjoyable. However, when it comes to your safety and the safety of our