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  • Core Groups: Strengthening bonds and developing warriors

    What does a wingman look like? Many of our Airmen joined because they wanted to serve something bigger themselves — their fellow warriors and their nation. Given the stressors and the nature of our jobs, it is easy to lose sight of that, but it is also important to realize that being an Airman is much more than a job – it is a way of life with an ethos, a purpose and an identity that has meaning for all of us. Core Groups aims to reconnect Airmen with the warrior culture they joined, but more importantly, the program also seeks to connect Airmen with Airmen.
  • 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.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle: a cliché with meaning

    A brown recycling bin sits in the garage in the same spot each day, never being used. You think, “There’s no point. I’m only one person, what difference does it make?”Imagine a world where everyone thought the same – that one person can’t possibly make a difference. What would that world look like?Recycling and conserving has always been a passion
  • 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 told the best stories. My favorite stories were
  • How to avoid creating obsolete systems

    Innovation. It’s a word that brings up mixed feelings depending on where a person works. For the person at a headquarters, forecasting the future of the Air Force or one of its major commands, it speaks to vision and keeping a competitive advantage on ever-evolving adversaries.
  • Our one-year tune-up: Marriage seminar teaches compassion by communicating

    I have heard various people say the first year of marriage is the hardest. My husband and I have been married for a little over a year, and it has not always been butterflies and rainbows.Through it all we have upheld our promise to keep God as the third strand in our marriage and to love one another through whatever life may throw at us.A friend
  • 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 missile complex. My mission was to capture a
  • Moving Forward: 20th AF/CC outlines professional development initiatives

    Today, more than 11,000 “Sentinels” currently serving in 20th Air Force are following in the footsteps of our first commanders - Generals Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, Curtis E. LeMay and Nathan F. Twining - founding fathers of the United States Air Force and global strike innovators. For more than 55 years, the men and women who served in the ICBM
  • Good night, mom

    At the time, I did not realize how important it was to have a support system. I also didn’t understand the concept that family didn’t have to be related and could be anyone who cared enough to make sure you were OK.
  • #BeThere before the call

    When the phone rings in the middle of the night, it’s like an alarm going off in your brain. No one calls at one in the morning to say they were “just thinking of you.”I received one of those calls 13 years ago and woke to my mom telling me my dad had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The words didn’t sink in right away; I had to ask her to