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Schriever features toughest Airmen

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Scott Prater,

Schriever Sentinel

October is Built Schriever Tough month.

What is Built Schriever Tough? It’s an opportunity for people to find out what makes others resilient in the face of adversity, consistently supportive to their fellow Airmen and community, and strong when the need arises.

Team Schriever members, their family members and the community have an opportunity to find out what it takes to be Built Schriever Tough during the entire month.

Driven by the Air Force-wide Comprehensive Airman Fitness inititiave, Built Schriever Tough is an outreach campaign that highlights individuals considered to be Schriever’s toughest.

How do you define toughness?

We’ve defined it as people who continually strive to improve themselves in the CAF’s four areas of emphasis: physical, social, mental and spiritual.

Schriever commanders were directly involved in highlighting Schriever’s toughest.

After combing through their organizations, they identified their toughest members and nominated them to be part of the BST campaign.

Eighteen Team Schriever members came out of that process and included members from Schriever’s reserve wing, the 310th Space Wing, and mission partners, to include the Missile Defense Agency’s Integrated Operations Center and the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center for Space. They are Schriever’s toughest and represent the spectrum of CAF’s emphasis.

One competes as a professional steer wrestler, another spent more than two months climbing the highest mountain on Earth, while another helps victims of natural disasters. Others risked their lives to improve the lives of children stricken by poverty, while some have competed at the highest level of competitive sport.

Naming the selectees was only the beginning, however.

For the entire month of October, Schriever’s toughest will be highlighted through in-depth feature articles, comprehensive digital media and live broadcast interviews.

In this way, Team Schriever members get a chance to participate in the campaign. Each Thursday, beginning Oct. 10, two of Schriever’s Toughest will participate in a 30-minute, live-broadcast interview, with questions provided by you.

Anyone interested has a few options for taking part in the interviews and learning more about our toughest Airmen.

First, a Built Schriever Tough tab has been created on the official Schriever web site at www.schriever.af.mil. There, readers will find stories about Schriever’s toughest, see photos, gain an overview of the campaign and find a schedule for upcoming broadcast interviews.

Next, readers who want to know more can post questions for Schriever’s Toughest on the Schriever Facebook page. Questions will be gathered and posed to them during the interviewees each week. You can even ask questions real-time, live, during the interviews on the official Schriever Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/SchrieverAirForceBase.

The first interviews begin Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m. and can be viewed on Defense Connect Online or the Schriever Facebook page.

For more information about the Built Schriever Tough campaign, or how to participate in the interview process visit www.schriever.af.mil and click the Built Schriever Tough tab.

stricken by poverty, while some have competed at the highest level of competitive sport.

Naming the selectees was only the beginning, however.

For the entire month of October, Schriever’s toughest will be highlighted through in-depth feature articles, comprehensive digital media and live broadcast interviews.

In this way, Team Schriever members get a chance to participate in the campaign. Each Thursday, beginning Oct. 10, two of Schriever’s Toughest will participate in a 30-minute, live-broadcast interview, with questions provided by you.

Anyone interested has a few options for taking part in the interviews and learning more about our toughest Airmen.

First, a Built Schriever Tough tab has been created on the official Schriever web site at www.schriever.af.mil. There, readers will find stories about Schriever’s toughest, see photos, gain an overview of the campaign and find a schedule for upcoming broadcast interviews.

Next, readers who want to know more can post questions for Schriever’s Toughest on the Schriever Facebook page. Questions will be gathered and posed to them during the interviewees each week. You can even ask questions real-time, live, during the interviews on the official Schriever Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/SchrieverAirForceBase.

The first interviews begin Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m. and can be viewed on Defense Connect Online or the Schriever Facebook page.

For more information about the Built Schriever Tough campaign, or how to participate in the interview process visit www.schriever.af.mil and click the Built Schriever Tough tab.

 

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