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Default Air Force Logo Independence Day
1. Our nation is more secure today because of outstanding Americans, like you, who believe in these United States of America. On July 4, 1776, our forefathers signed the historic Declaration of Independence. In the last paragraph of that monumental document, they declared that "these united colonies are, and of right out to be free and independent
0 7/03
2015
Default Air Force Logo The picture tells a story
There is a picture frame on my desk holding a casual snapshot of my wife and me. There's nothing particularly special about the small, silver frame. But in my 22 years in the Air Force, it's the first time I've ever had a picture of anyone on my desk at work. Seeing my loved one during the duty day is such a joy. It puts a smile on my face,
0 6/30
2015
President Barack Obama (White House photo) President speaks out on LGBT Pride Month
From the moment our nation first came together to declare the fundamental truth that all men are created equal, courageous and dedicated patriots have fought to refine our founding promise and broaden democracy's reach. Over the course of more than two centuries of striving and sacrifice, our country has expanded civil rights and enshrined equal
0 6/22
2015
WaterCooler Pride month slide 3 Pride month: Be you, be proud
Around the world, LGBT pride is often celebrated with parties, parades, fun and festivities. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its allies come together in support of equality, freedom and the movement for civil rights. Nowadays, pride events are largely fun-filled, colorful, recreational functions, but what some don't know is
0 6/17
2015
Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson (U.S. Air Force photo) 840 graduating Air Force second lieutenants serve as inspiration
Air Force Academy graduation - 840 inspirational stories!Last month, our Air Force Academy launched our 57th graduating class, to lead and serve our Air Force and our nation. As each new second lieutenant stepped before me, I could feel a sense of accomplishment radiating as he or she shook my hand, saluted, and stepped off to begin a life of
0 6/15
2015
Default Air Force Logo Army Birthday
  1. Happy birthday and congratulations to the United States Army on your 240th birthday! 2. Since June 14, 1775, the United States Army has been the most thoroughly trained, combat-tested, and resilient Army in the world. Throughout history, the Army and the Air Force have forged a bond that emphasizes teamwork on the battlefield. Before the
0 6/14
2015
Default Air Force Logo Pride Month
1. Throughout the year we honor diversity and inclusion by observing awareness months, and this month we’re celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month for June 2015. The Department of Defense’s theme for this year’s Pride Month event is "Leadership." 2. I applaud the leadership of our project officer, MSgt Debra Sheppard, and
0 6/09
2015
Default Air Force Logo CC Introduction
1. Earlier today, I had the honor to assume command as the Commander of the 10th Air Base Wing from Colonel Stacey Hawkins. Sonya and I wish him and Natalie our very best in their next assignment. We are incredibly humbled by this opportunity, and I thank Lieutenant General Johnson for her leadership and vote of confidence in us as a command team.
0 6/09
2015
Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson Class of 2015: A commitment to excellence
To the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2015 - our 57th graduating class - Congratulations!  These past four years have not been easy - Basic Cadet Training, Recognition, Polaris Warrior, Graded Reviews, finals, labs and speeches, the 10-meter platform, water survival and unarmed combat, fires and floods - highs and lows, triumphs and tragedies. We
0 5/27
2015
Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost (Air Force photo) Class of 2015: Ready to serve, learn, lead
Class of 2015, congratulations! In June of 2011, 1,113 of you stood on the blue footprints at the base of the core values ramp. Today, 840 will march across the stage at Falcon Stadium, well prepared to start a career in service to the nation. The past four years have been tough and for good reason. The Air Force you will lead faces innumerable
0 5/25
2015
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