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  • It's Time for Innovation

    I'm sure many of you have been following the daily media rumors on furlough. I'm also sure you feel as I do: I really do wish this would end, and soon.The impacts to the Budget Control Act and furlough at the 45th Space Wing are very real for our mission and our people. To put this in perspective, our budget (initial distribution) has steadily
  • Thanks for a job well done. Again!

    Wow! What a great job by "Team Patrick-Cape" last Friday morning as we all worked together to perform yet another successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Our entire team worked in perfect rhythm to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2) satellite for the United
  • Prepare NOW for Command Cyber Readiness Inspection

    Hopefully by now you have heard the wing will be undergoing a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection July 22-26. If not, SURPRISE! While the majority of the inspection will take place within the space communications squadron, all users have a part in helping the wing pass this inspection. You may be asking "what's so important about a communications
  • FSS … We Never Rest

    Our squadron war cry is FSS ... We Never Rest! Having responsibility for all things Food, Fitness, Fun, Families, and Force Support, there is always something we are working on for the benefit of the Wing, its Mission Partners and their families. Most people are familiar with some of the more visible services we provide such as issuing ID cards and
  • Military Spouses and Mother’s Day

    Within the course of the last week, our nation celebrated two events that should be very near and dear to everyone's heart: Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Mother's Day.Growing up in a military family, I was able to witness first-hand that military spouses stand shoulder-to-shoulder with all members of our military, whether they are Active
  • Sequestration WILL have impact to our wing

    Teammates, the political upheaval of sequestration is here and, honestly, we will not be able to absorb its effects without impact; the latest round of cuts will affect everyone. While all areas across the wing have been hit hard, cuts in the Civil Engineering (CE) area will be evident across Patrick and the Cape. First, we were required to reduce
  • Mission Success Takes Everyone

     It has already been a banner year for the 45th Space Wing as we have successfully launched three rockets with at least nine more scheduled for the rest of the calendar year. I recently was having breakfast at a local restaurant before one of our launches and it was interesting to hear the other customers talk about the upcoming launch. Many had
  • Airmen Focus: ‘Leading by example’ sets the bar for others to emulate

    I continue to be awed by the men and women of Team Patrick-Cape. Our talented teammates go above and beyond their simple job description. They do things we do not ask of them. They serve and lead by example. Mr. Joshua Booth is an Airman who serves and leads by example.Josh Booth, who serves as the 45th Space Communications Squadron Air Traffic
  • Airmen Focus: A 'Leader' in every sense of the word

    Our people are our greatest asset; it underpins why we are the greatest Air Force in the world. How do I know? It's people like Senior Airman Andrew Guajardo.Airman Guajardo, or Airman G, as most folks call him, is an Airfield Management Shift Lead assigned to the 45th Operations Support Squadron. Airman G takes great pride in taking care of
  • The Silent Leader

    From very early in my career, back when I was a young Airman, I searched out for opportunities to lead and mentor. I was put in charge of small projects commensurate with my rank, and progressively developed. I had supervisors who encouraged this desire and always set me up for success. However, I felt conflicted because on one hand I felt that