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  • Happy holidays from the 301st Fighter Wing

    Christmas is a time of year when we reflect on the many blessings our families have been afforded. It is also an opportunity for us to gather and to spend time catching up and sharing stories of the year that has passed. We are all so very busy so please set aside time for your family, call that

  • Time to increase balance, agility, readiness

    First, let me thank you for the amazing welcome my family has received. We are so proud to be part of the 301st family. As long-term residents of Fort Worth, we are settling into the daily routine of my command responsibilities and the increased demand on our time. It is a welcome change to be able

  • September 11th - What's Next?

       Once again we look back at the unprecedented event that occurred nine years ago on September 11, 2001. A comment was recently made to me regarding how people have forgotten the emotions most Americans felt that day. September 11 was a tragic, eye-opening event that unwillingly propelled the world

  • Remembering one of our own

    May 20 was a tough day at the 301st Fighter Wing. We lost a long-time good friend of the wing, Roy Queretaro, that night. Roy was a mainstay of this organization since the time we had bombers on this base. He was a military member of the 301st Fighter Wing for six years before he retired, but he

  • Remembering those who came before us

    Has it happened to you? Have you been in public in uniform and a stranger say "Thank You" for your service?Once, while dining with several squadron members, a stranger even paid for our lunch. Recently it happened to me when I was off base at a local store during lunch. It catches you by surprise

  • The resilient wingman - Part three

    (Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of Chaplain commentaries on managing stress.)Over the past couple of months we have explored various aspects of stress especially as it relates to combat operations, multiple deployments and general increased operational tempo. The question then remains,

  • The resilient wingman

    Force protection, maintenance, readiness and redundancy are concepts we military members are very familiar with. Our Wing spends hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to ensure prosecution of any mission that it is tasked to do. While we do a great job of taking care of our equipment,

  • Hurts one, affects all

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) throughout the nation. This provides an opportunity for the Department of Defense (DoD) and all the Military Services to highlight their commitment to addressing sexual assault prevention and response at all organizational levels. This year's theme,

  • In a season of change, the mission remains the same

    I know rumor season is upon us and with everything going on I wanted to announce some great moves that will be happening in the Wing. Although we don't have exact dates for some of these moves I would rather give as much information as possible as soon as possible. Colonel Bob Mortensen, our vice

  • To some an obstacle, to others an opportunity

       I know this will be a shock, but I don't look forward to inspections any more than you do. I can barely keep myself seated to organize emails. I'd rather visit each one of you to tell you how happy I am to be working with you. There's no doubt in my mind that whatever you're doing is more