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  • Vietnam veterans honored decades after sacrifice

    The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Ceremony that took place in a hangar at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas April 22 helped me understand the impact of that war on service members and their families.
  • Chief's View: Own Your Career; Own Your Path

    I believe it is absolutely critical for you to know what I value as your chief and what we are doing at the headquarters to help our Airmen succeed. My job is to provide you the tools, training and support you need to have a successful Air Force career, but to do that, you need to be proactive and own your own path. I want to take this opportunity
  • Don't go back to sleep

    Please take time to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and the sacrifices of our military and family members.Ask yourself, if 9/11 was America's wakeup call, then why have so many Americans gone back to sleep? It has been 14 years since the worst terrorist event occurred on American soil; people have already forgotten.I had the opportunity to
  • Safety, wellness remain key

    September marks the end of this year's 101 Critical Days of Summer (CDS), but safety should remain our priority. Our mission to train and deploy combat-ready Airmen requires the utmost vigilance, and we cannot do that without you. We need to be alert and conduct risk management assessments - assess, balance, communicate, decide and debrief - each
  • 301st Fighter Wing 2014 Vector Check

    The beginning of a new year gives us an opportunity to re-cage our vector and set goals to work toward. While it is important to reflect on our successes, and we have many to be proud of, it is imperative we continue to build on our successes in 2014. Our mission remains to train and deploy combat-ready Airmen... everything we do must contribute to
  • Rape: A personal perspective on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

    (Editor's note: this is the second of a four-part series defining and outlining the importance of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program, resilience, and the "Wingman" concept, from the personal perspective of a rape victim. This second part focuses on the benefit of a Victim's Advocate in the aftermath of a sexual assault. Ms.
  • 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 relative you haven't spoken to in a long time and
  • 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 to work my traditional reserve assignment closer
  • 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 into a different spectrum of violence.   
  • 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 continued to work for the wing as a civilian for many