SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- --
Col. Jennifer Grant, 50th Space Wing commander, hosted an all-call addressing future changes in the U.S. military toward space and cyberspace in the Building 300 auditorium at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 13.
“The big question is ‘where are we going?”’ Grant asked. “There’s a focus on developing joint warfighters and the space operations force – you will see a new emphasis on what it means to be a multi-domain space warfighter, and how all of our roles fit into that.”
Grant addressed the 50th Space Wing’s Mission, Vision and Priorities, and the ever increasing attention on the space and cyberspace warfighting realms.
“You may be wondering what these changes mean for you – fundamentally, we continue to do our jobs and accomplish our mission the way we’ve been called to do,” she said. “Our mission remains unchanged, our vision and priorities remain unchanged. What we do see in the future is a greater attention to mission sets that reside here at Schriever, which is fantastic as it highlights our mission.”
Additionally, Grant detailed other changes coming to Schriever, including the Colorado Department of Transportation’s effort to improve Highway 94, with one traffic study complete and another underway.
She also highlighted the impact morale events, such as the 50th Force Support Squadron’s monthly First Friday and last week’s Wingman Day, citing the importance of the 50th Space Wing priority of taking care of our Airmen and their families always.
Grant said while space and cyberspace are the core of the 50th SW’s mission, all Schriever Airmen – not just space operations squadron crew workers, but force support personnel, firefighters, defenders and more, contribute to the mission and help Schriever be the epicenter of space.
“We have a diversity of people here with different roles,” Grant said. “We can’t have innovation and integration without everyone playing their part, it’s all part of being a champion team.”
The event featured a question and answer session in which Airmen were encouraged to provide their input on matters throughout the base.
Grant added Airmen can provide their input to base leadership in a more personalized setting through the wing’s Innovative Warfighting Advancing Readiness program, with a panel conducted later in the day and more scheduled for the future.
“iWAR is not a staff package sitting in somebody’s inbox for a long time – it’s base leadership listening to your ideas, how you identify a problem and propose to solve a problem and giving you the funds to go and make it happen,” Grant said.
First Lt. Jonathan Sampson, 50th Mission Support Group executive officer, said the all-call was a great opportunity to hear from base leadership first-hand.
“It feels like leadership is very engaged with where we are at and were we are going to go,” Sampson said. “Laying out the plan for the future of the base and seeing the commander’s perspective is vitally important – it helps align all of us on what we can do to support this transition.”
The all-call concluded with Grant reemphasizing the importance of every Schriever Airman’s role.
“We are one team – every person on base plays a part in accomplishing our mission,” she said. “We will continue to train like we fight, get out there and get the job done.”