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  • Keep driving forward

    Bruce Lee said, “…Be formless, shapeless, like water. Now you put water into a cup it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water my friend.” I can’t think of a better way to look at life.

  • Silent Sentinels: Gate guards, our first line of defense

    I wake up every morning, get ready and drive to the base for work. This is my every day routine and once I arrive to the base, I patiently wait in line to hand my ID to the gate guard. I then drive through without a second thought about the daily challenges these men and women have to overcome. I

  • The journey to what I thought was the finish line

    Being introduced to the military when I was 12 years old was one of the best things that could have happened to me and has had a lasting impact on my answer to this question, “What do I want to do in my life?” The lifestyle, comradery and security of being in the military was exactly what I wanted

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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