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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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,

  • A legacy of resilience

    Strong, intelligent, wise, loving and resilient. These are the words I would use to describe my grandfather. My best days were those spent at my grandparents’ house. With my nana, who managed to clean, fuss and sing all at once and my “paw paw,” with his low commanding voice and six-foot frame, who

  • Silent Sentinels: MAF facility manager

    Facility managers for the missile alert facilities are incredible group of Airmen fulfilling a special duty assignment for a four year controlled tour. The FMs care for and manage the well-being of 15 MAFs in the 90th Missile Wing missile complex here.  I recently had the opportunity to visit a MAF

  • Silent Sentinels: 90th MW alternate command post

    I headed out to the field on Nov. 6 for another day with the 320th Missile Squadron missileers. My mission was to gather intel about the alternate command post in the 90th Missile Wing missile complex. The 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base contributes to the nation’s strategic defense

  • Silent Sentinels: 320th MS Missileers

    Wake up, shave, put uniform on -- go to the capsule where the controls to the most powerful weapons on earth are. That’s not my routine, but it is for the 320th Missile Squadron missileers and all missileers in Air Force Global Strike Command.  On Nov. 5, I headed to out to the 90th Missile Wing