Commentary

Lt. Col. Kevin D. Hickman, ICBM Ground Systems Division, Materiel Leader
October 25, 2012
In October, missileers and missile maintainers from past and present gathered at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Minuteman Missile system's going on alert for the first time. There, in October 1962, the first ten Minuteman Missiles came on alert and became President Kennedy's "ace in the hole" for the duration of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The... Read more
Lt. Col. Patrick Suermann, Air Force Academy Civil, Environmental Engineering Department
October 25, 2012
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- "I am Air Force Energy" is more than just a catchphrase at the Air Force Academy. Those words, provided by Air Force Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Dr. Kevin Geiss as the theme for Energy Awareness Month, resonates at the Air Force Academy, whose faculty are innovating across the spectrum of academic departments to further educate and develop future leaders... Read more
Col. Sarah Zabel, Installation and 75th Air Base Wing commander
October 18, 2012
October is Energy Action Month a time for all of us to think about the importance of energy in our daily lives, the lives of our families,and in our ability to accomplish our mission. Our colleagues in the Area of Responsibility know how critical energy is as they fly missions to resupply aircraft in the skies, drop barrels of fuel to forward bases, and ensure our installations... Read more
Maj. Don Tasker, 75th Comptroller Squadron, Commander
October 11, 2012
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Budget, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Al Flowers, used to profess that remaining calm through fiscal and financial uncertainty will allow leaders around our service to clearly identify the best way to continue mission success through tough times. Quite often we hear the equivalent of "the sky is falling," in reference to Continuing Resolutions, reductions... Read more
Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center commander
October 4, 2012
Today is a great day to fly ... as we look ahead to soaring tomorrow!Each and every member of the Air Force Sustainment Center should take tremendous pride in what we accomplished this past fiscal year. Working in unprecedented partnerships, we constructed a leaner, more responsive sustainment organization; and we did it while never losing focus on our first priority -- delivering airpower to the... Read more
BILL “TOP” PARSONS, Air Force Safety Center (AFSEC), DAF Air Force Chief of Ground Safety Headquarters
October 4, 2012
In fiscal 2012 the Air Force lost 18 Airmen due to motorcycle mishaps.Eleven of those 18 operators were found to be at fault. Additionally, we had two Private Motor Vehicle-Motorcycle (PMV-2) mishaps resulting in permanent total disability. More than 200 motorcycle mishaps (Class A, B, C and D) have been recorded in the Air Force Automated Safety System for fiscal 2012. The difference... Read more
October 4, 2012
Riders, It makes me very sad to think the Air Force has lost so many good Airmen to unnecessary motorcycle crashes. Since the accompanying article  was written, the Air Force has lost 3 more riders for a total of 18. This is 18 too many if you ask me! This is a tough subject for most of us because we have lost riders here at home. It has... Read more
Sherel Hardy, 309th Electronics Maintenance Group, Director
September 27, 2012
This is an exciting time to be at Hill Air Force Base. We are making history as the Air Force transitions to the 5-Center Construct that better aligns our organization to our core mission areas.No question about it -- these are challenging times. As I thought about the change I remembered an article I published a few years ago during the stand-up of the Air Force Global Logistics Support Center.... Read more
Armed Forces News Service
September 20, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force:As we celebrate the United States Air Force's 65th birthday, we salute all of the dedicated Airmen who serve or have served in our nation's youngest and most innovative... Read more
Rich Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
September 20, 2012
The Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah, which supports the Hill Aerospace Museum, will hold its annual Commander's Cup charity golf tournament Oct. 1 at Hubbard Golf Course.Each year amateur and professional golfers participate in the tournament, and this year's event won't be any different. Several golfers from the local area are slated to play, as well as LPGA Tour professional Brittany... Read more

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Inspection teams visit 388th/419th Fighter Wings Inspection teams from Air Force Reserve Command and Air Combat... more