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  • The Beauty of Conflict

    ImageryImagine the process of glass making.  There are separate materials with their own boundaries, makeup and place in the world going into an open furnace to break down the elements, meld them together, and create something new and glorious. There are other natural friction points that create new opportunities. Carbon compressed under the earth
  • Healthy Lifestyle Factors for Cancer Prevention

    Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide (International Agency for Research on Cancer). Of the many types of cancer, female breast cancer is the most common diagnosis. In 2021 alone, there will be an estimated 281,550 new diagnoses of female breast cancer, totaling 14.8% of all new cancer cases.
  • CSAF Innovation Letter to Airmen

    Airmen, Since the dawn of airpower, Airmen and innovation instinctively aligned to create the world's dominant Air Force. However, diminishing competitive advantage threatens our national security. This is why I wrote Accelerate Change or Lose. Just as the very first Airmen supporting the trench warfare of World War I lived by the mantra of "over,
  • Remembering September 11th

    301 FW Commander Col. Allen Duckworth encourages his Airmen to reflect and remember.
  • September is National Suicide Prevention Month

    To all of my 301st Fighter Wing Total Force Brothers and Sisters, The 301st Fighter Wing is joining the Department of Defense (DOD) in promoting Suicide Prevention Month to further educate our military community about suicide prevention, resources, and steps everyone can take to protect one another against suicide. Each September, the DOD and the Air Force observe Suicide Prevention Month to promote prevention resources across military communities and share ways that members can take simple action to Be There for others and for themselves.
  • Afghanistan: Let's Talk About It

    Good Afternoon 301st Fighter Wing, The events in Afghanistan over the past few weeks have brought feelings of frustration, anger, and distress for many across the country, but especially for veterans that have served in that area over the past 20 years. Watching these events unfold can trigger anxiety, trauma reactions, and other mental health concerns. All of these feelings and responses are normal reactions.
  • Afghanistan

    As recent developments overseas can stir-up potential emotions for military members and veterans, 301 FW Commander Col. Allen Duckworth shares some words with his Airmen.
  • READINESS: A Commentary by Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee

    On September 11, 2021, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our nation. Across the world, people will pause and reflect on where they were when they heard the news, or watched events unfold in real time.
  • Meet your 301 FW LRS key spouse: CharlySue

    In this commentary, meet the 301 FW LRS key spouse volunteer: CharlySue. This Air Force veteran continues her service and looks forward to sharing what she has learned with our service members and their families. The Air Force Key Spouse Program is an official Air Force Unit Family Readiness Program designed to enhance readiness, personal/family resiliency and establish a sense of Air Force community.
  • Upcoming Physical Fitness Assessment Procedures/Projected Changes

    In January 2022 the Air Force Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) will be updated to include component options for testing. For the next 6 months leading up the new assessment system, the official PFA will include the 1.5 mile run/2km walk, 1 minute of pushups and 1 minute of sit-ups.