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  • Lasting impression: Lessons from Air Force leaders

    Synopsis of what 20th Air Force members learned at the Air Force Association's 2021 Air, Space, and Cyber Conference.
  • Duality of being an Airman

    Duality of Airmanship is really about putting an emphasis on the idea that Profession of Arms (Airmanship) is equal in importance to an Air Force Specialty Code. In other words, Profession of Arms = AFSC. The development of each must be at least parallel, versus the AFSC being the primary emphasis, as it often is outside of set Professional Military Education requirements.
  • Mastering the fundamentals: Maintaining our nation's nuclear deterrence

    This mission demands us to be innovative, creative, and adaptive to the pending tide of changes coming. We trust you--our maintenance Airmen and leaders--to do your very best in keeping America’s nuclear force mission ready, as we have for the last 50 years.
  • Voices of 9/11 - Glenn Robertson

    An individual's experience witnessing Sept. 11.
  • The Golden Contributions to the Mission

    The views expressed in this commentary are the author’s personal opinions and not a reflection or an endorsement by the United States Air Force. The sentiment “OG is the mission” is often heard in many Air Force Specialty Codes. The operations group, whether at a flying or missile wing, is stereotypically seen as THE mission that matters most. All
  • Raising the future generation of allies

    Earlier this month, as I participated virtually in the Women’s Air and Space Power Symposium, I experienced a multitude of thoughts and emotions.I laughed.I cried.I learned.I was inspired to dream bigger, reach higher and do more to help make the future for our service and all Airmen, men and women, better.The sessions, sponsored by the DAF Office
  • Thank you to the Airmen of the ICBM mission

    A letter to the Airmen of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile profession. On behalf of the nearly 4,000 members, past and present, of the Association of Air Force Missileers, please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your tireless work operating, maintaining, securing, sustaining, and modernizing this critical national capability. Your sustained professionalism is essential to the safety and security of our nation and those of our allies we protect under our umbrella of strategic deterrence.
  • Realities and costs of missile field rollovers

       Whether or not you’ve thought about it from this perspective, driving a vehicle from point A to point B is one of the most important things that a team member of the Twentieth Air Force ICBM community does every day.  That could be from the base to a Missile Alert Facility (MAF) or a Launch Facility (LF), or as simple as driving to base from
  • Preventing suicide - starting with myself

        There is rarely a day that passes when I do not think of ending my own life.     Some days, my depression is an overwhelming weight to bear and it takes nearly everything I have just to push the thoughts away and get on with my routine.     Other days, and even on good ones, the thought creeps up out of nowhere – an insidious sense of doubt.
  • 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