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  • Team Buckley needs interdependence

    When I think of a word that defines teamwork, one term stands out: interdependence.A common definition used in Professional Military Education for interdependence is purposeful reliance on another entity to accomplish a mission. Interdependence is a fundamental part of teamwork. Any team truly relies on one another to accomplish a
  • 743d MI BN Understanding the Army Space Badge

    It was a sunny afternoon on March 10 and a crowd began to gather just outside the Aerospace Data Facility, Colorado. They were all here to see one thing.The Army Space Badges were going to be presented to a group of Soldiers. This award represented a culmination of over a year's worth of dedicated training and real world work experience in support
  • PCSing with ease: lessons learned

    The e-mail pops up saying "Congratulations you have been selected to move to your next duty station." The excitement is brief and then you start to realize how much work you have to do prior to leaving. The everyday to-do list just doubled and the overwhelming feeling of change begins to set in.Over my short six-year career thus far, I have had the
  • Proper dress and conduct in civilian courts

    Have you been subpoenaed to appear in a civilian court to testify on behalf of yourself or another individual? If so, then you may not be aware that you must first receive military approval before you are allowed to wear your uniform.First, determine whether you are being summoned as a defendant, plaintiff or a witness in the proceeding. Your
  • Teen dating violence

    The Cycle of My LifeBy:  Megan, Age 16It all starts out wonderful until he strikesConstantly hearing "I'm sorry"Until it doesn't matter anymoreForgiving every time, forgetting neverCalling out for him to stopNever stopping until it is almost too lateNever thinking about the consequences of his actionsJust making me think out every possible
  • Stormwater: Our responsibility

    It's just _____"It's just ¬_____. It occurs naturally. Why do I have to do anything about it?" This and similar questions are heard by stormwater management professionals all the time. I hope to illuminate some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers for our readers to create a better understanding of our impacts on our
  • Training, Exercising and Innovating

    I’d like to personally thank each of you for your outstanding contributions to our semi-annual wartime exercise last week known as GLOBAL THUNDER and our BAFB installation exercise, PANTHER THUNDER. We exercised our wartime missions, shook the dust off our plans, worked through stressful emergency responses, explored potential vulnerabilities, and
  • A Story of Progress--Building a Better Buckley AFB Together

    I'm truly encouraged by the great feedback I've been getting on the progress around the BAFB installation.  However, the significant improvements you're seeing now and the even better ones coming in the near future are only possible because we have truly outstanding Airmen and true leaders, regardless of rank, who are turning our goals into reality
  • Repeat Offender Polluters

    Some of the biggest repeat polluters in America are not always major corporations. They are always in the news because they have caused some significant spill incidents throughout the history of the Industrial Revolution. What most people don't know is every time you litter a little, it adds up to a lot.It doesn't take a major accident to release
  • Take care of yourselves and each other

    Suicide is a devastating event that can have a tremendously negative impact on our population, their families, and our mission. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, our civilian counterparts and their families are an essential part of the mission here at Buckley Air Force Base. We cannot succeed if we fail to take care of ourselves