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  • Being good stewards in an age of consumption and waste

    Stewardship isn't a popular subject these days. Through popular media, television, Internet and the like, most of us are bombarded with daily messages to get as much as we can and spend, spend, spend on bigger houses, bigger cars, and more with no regard for how all these items gets cared for or consumed. Where does being a good steward fit into
  • The power of storytelling--the healing effect

    Do you remember the stories you were told at bedtime as a child? Can you remember one that really inspired you? Did it make you want to become a hero? Storytelling has been a part of my life for years. I grew up in a family where the dinner table was the center stage for hours of storytelling. I can remember sitting around the table listening to my
  • 341st MDG focused on enhancing patient experience

    As the 341st Medical Group leadership began considering goals for the upcoming year, we created a long and important list of things we intend to do. While continuing to deliver high-quality, world-class health care, we also want our facility to be modern and aesthetically pleasing. In discussing what our primary focus would be this year, we kept
  • Making a difference at home, abroad

    When she was only 8 years old, Nicole Roundy, a Utah native, was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Within a year, Nicole lost her right leg above the knee and continued aggressive chemotherapy treatment. Just 10 years after that life-altering diagnosis, she took a deep breath and stepped onto a ski slope for the first time
  • Finding balance in the northern tier

    I'm extremely blessed and fortunate to have been given the opportunity to lead the best team this side of anywhere - the Red Dawgs of the 12th Missile Squadron. I may be a bit biased, but I truly believe it. The 12th MS is just one of the many squadrons that make up our proud missile wing. Our mission may not be glamorous, but it is a vital
  • Aug. 7 marks five years of deterring, assuring

    In a 2009 speech in Prague, President Barack Obama stated as long as nuclear weapons exist, "the United States will maintain a safe, secure and effective arsenal to deter any adversary, and guarantee that defense to our allies." This is what Air Force Global Strike Command does, and has successfully carried out since 2009.Upon stand up, this
  • Our greatest weapon system: Our people

    By the nature of leading any organization, there will be challenges and how we adapt to a changing environment remains a top priority. Leaders must channel incredible human capital energies to respond to the nature of our combat missions, home station organizational realignments, budget cuts, Congressional mandates and forecasting future conflict
  • Big Sky Top 3 offer mentorship

    When I first learned that the Big Sky Top 3 was given an opportunity to submit an article, I thought of the awesome opportunity to increase organizational awareness. Most people have heard of the Top 3 in some way, shape or form, but perhaps not who we are as an organization and what we offer the base and community. The purpose of the Top 3
  • A personal reflection

    It seems that throughout my life I have never been one to learn things the easy way, somehow taking the trial-by-fire route instead. So why would anything be different when I was given the task of leading the 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs team? My initial thought of an uneventful three-year assignment to the middle of Montana, working on my
  • One Air Force -- One Team

    Roll Call! We have nearly 690,000 Airmen in our Air Force, from 4 distinct components: Active Duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Civilian Airmen - without question the Strength of our Team. The components have different backgrounds and cultures, with varying capability and capacity, but only when we join forces do we become the United