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  • Earth Day 2018

    Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, began in 1970 when millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. Earth Day is now a global event as more than 1 billion people in 192 countries take part in the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is a part of this celebration, and encourages a focus on plastics and energy reduction within the Air Force theme of: Conserve Today. Secure Tomorrow.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month: #NotJustApril

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The goal of SAAPM is to raise public awareness regarding sexual violence and to educate individuals and communities on prevention. While any form of unwanted sexual behavior can be uncomfortable or difficult to discuss, it is an issue that exists in every community throughout the country and all over the world.
  • Assumptions matter: A perspective from the northern wall

    Thirty-fourth president and first Supreme Allied Commander Europe Dwight D. Eisenhower is known to have said “Plans are nothing; but planning is everything.”
  • We all remember our first...bad supervisor

    “Women don’t belong in the Air Force and I will do everything I can to get you out. Starting now, you’ll be working on mid-shifts,” said my worst supervisor. This meant I would be switching from the 3 p.m. to midnight to the midnight to 8 a.m. shift as a computer maintenance technician. Although, I could easily make the schedule work for mission purposes, I was very unwilling to adapt because a technical sergeant was not comfortable working around women.
  • Anniversary of Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren's passing

    In the past 12 years of my Air Force career, I have had days which I will remember for the rest of my life. Unfortunately, for myself and the other members of the 4th Space Control Squadron, March 28, 2017 is a day of tragedy that none of us will ever forget.
  • Saint Patrick’s Day

    Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us, and with that comes green mint Oreos, Lucky Charms, four-leaf clovers, and a celebration of all things Irish. The history of Saint Patrick’s Day goes back to the 5th Century, centering on the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. St. Patrick was a Roman Briton man brought to Ireland as a slave at just 16 years of age. He later escaped Ireland and returned to Briton to join his family profession in the church, only to return later in life as a Christian missionary.
  • Leadership 100 vs. leadership 500: Where does your leadership rank?

    I recently attended a meeting of senior leaders to discuss topics of various importance. It is normally out of character for me to daydream during meetings, but in this case I am guilty as charged. My mind pondered concerns of leadership triggered by comments made by another senior leader. The concept “Leadership 100 vs. Leadership 500” came to mind as an expression of my feelings about the importance of growing leaders as we progress in rank.
  • Mustache March

    Many Airmen have heard of the tradition of Mustache March. But how many understand the root of this tradition? Mustache March is a tribute to retired Brigadier General Robin Olds, who was easy to recognize during the Vietnam War due to his distinct handlebar mustache.However, Olds is known for more than just his mustache. He was also a
  • Dignity & Respect

    Ask anyone in the workplace what treatment they want most from their employer and coworkers and they will undoubtedly say they have a desire to be treated with dignity and respect. This is why one of Col. Todd Moore, 21st Space Wing commander’s priorities is “promoting a culture of dignity and respect”.
  • Being ready in a crisis

    Early on the morning of 9/11, I woke with a start. It was not because I instinctively knew something bad was going to happen – it was because my crew partner was screaming my name and asking me to get out of bed. As a First Lieutenant missileer stationed at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming, I was responsible for launch operations of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile – the most powerful weapon in our nation’s nuclear deterrent arsenal.
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