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  • I am the Air Force

    I recently read a letter in the editorial section of the Air Force Times from an individual who didn't plan to reenlist. He listed multiple reasons for making his decision. Shortly after, I read a response to that letter from the AFTAC Public Affairs officer on why she would reenlist in a heartbeat.

  • Senior leader visits; summer safety reminders

    Let me begin by saying what an honor it was for the Sharks of the 45th Space Wing to host Lt. Gen. John W. Raymond, and his wife, Mollie earlier this week.Gen. Raymond serves as the commander of the 14th Air Force, (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command; and also as the commander, Joint

  • Setting the tone

    Across the Air Force, I have recently noticed that "making do" with less, is quickly becoming the norm. With more cuts projected in coming years, we need to prepare to increase dependability and accountability now.This dependability will be based on what leadership sets as the standard and, in turn,

  • Think - Be - Do!

    Provoke thoughtful solutions toward your organizational challenges. "Don't be trapped by dogma-which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and

  • Teamwork: Essential element of mission success

    Our nation is preparing to field an impressive array of space capabilities in the next several months.These capabilities include a capsule to restore our ability to send Americans into space, secure communications systems that support global operations, navigation satellites that enhance combat

  • You're busy, I'm busy, We're all busy. I get it!

    Working at the 45th Space Wing is not for the faint of heart, or for those who prefer to "sit on the sidelines" and watch. If you work here, you are "in the game."Right now, we are in the middle of taking on four launch missions in a little less than a month's time, a truly busy time here at the

  • No-nonsense

    No-Nonsense: It's the desired outcome to every course of action toward change. However, in a programmed environment, where additional steps and self-inflicted pain are the norm, how can we attain this result? Our actions should add value and contribute positively to the mission otherwise we end up

  • What is courage in today’s Air Force?

    "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." --Maya AngelouThere are examples of courage all around us. It takes courage to say goodbye to your

  • Bold leadership

    When you hear that someone is a bold leader does it conjure images of big, charismatic, larger-than-life personalities? Or, do you think of someone who is driven, a visionary, or having a take-no-prisoners approach to accomplishing goals? We think we are just average Joes trying to make a living and