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  • AFGSC Continues Legacy of Deterrence

    Fifty years ago this week, the world watched and waited for thirteen days as the U.S. and the Soviet Union seemed on the brink of nuclear war during what came to be known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1962, the Soviet Union began placing strategic missiles in Cuba which could reach the U.S. in

  • Sweat the Small Stuff

    I recently had an opportunity to learn about nuclear weapon design from some of the original engineers and physicists who designed the weapons that are in our custody. It struck me that weapons we have in the deterrent force today were designed and built 35 years ago, with vastly different

  • Embodying ‘I am Air Force Energy’

    October is Energy Action Month, the key word in that title being, "Action." We take this month to highlight the importance of energy in our daily lives, but throughout the year we, as individuals and as a Command, must be mindful of our energy actions, maintaining the mantra and this year's theme,

  • What will you leave behind?

    "Everyone must leave something behind when he dies...Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die...It doesn't matter what you do...so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands

  • Seasonable Uniforms

    Seasons change and so do our uniform combinations. Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Appearance, and the Air Force Global Strike Command supplement make it easy to know what you can and can't wear. As I walk around base facilities, I have noticed some interesting, yet, unauthorized uniform

  • My Toughest Day

    My toughest day as a squadron commander came about two months after I took command. It was nothing operational, the 320th was doing (and continues to do) a great job conducting operations in the missile field. My toughest day was the day a member of my squadron was convicted in a court martial for

  • Remembering September 12th, 2001...

    As we commemorate the 11th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, it is important and appropriate that we remember and honor the victims of the terrorist attacks on our nation and their families/friends who were left attempting to deal with the loss of their loved ones. As one who

  • Safety and your wingman: Safety through teamwork

    During the past year, the 90th Missile Wing Honor Guard has accomplished 111 details, 60 of them being funerals. Safety is the first priority when working to accomplish our endeavor - to honor a fallen veteran at his or her final resting place. In order to do so, the Honor Guard always relies on our

  • Are your Airmen ready for HYT changes?

    Most Airmen affected by high year of tenure changes announced in December will have one more opportunity to test for promotion before changes take effect in September 2013. If they don't make it, they'll be separated from the Air Force.Are your Airmen ready? As commanders, first sergeants,

  • Nuclear Surety Triad - Personnel, equipment and procedures

    "Because of political and military importance, destructive power, and the potential consequences of an accident or unauthorized act, nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons systems require special consideration, and must be protected against threats inherent in their peacetime and wartime environments,"