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  • New look for YOUR Riverside Dining Facility

    We are pleased to announce that the new and improved Riverside Dining Facility (RDF) is reopening on Feb. 21 and will be open to all DoD cardholders again. The reformatted dining facility opened last year to rave reviews. Now it's even better. Join us for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11 a.m. We'll be giving out some great prizes so don't miss
  • Enabling world class teamwork

    World class teamwork is vital to the success of our mission to safely deliver satellites to space. To accomplish our mission, we maintain the launch base, care for our personnel, operate the range, and prepare rockets and satellites for flight. Teamwork is vital because a wide range of skills are required to perform these tasks. Our teamwork must
  • Catch people at their best

    Today's Air Force is a fast-paced, sometimes hectic place to work. In this type of  environment, we sometimes tend to focus on only the things that are not going right, because that is the only thing we have time for. Our people, however, deserve to be  caught at their best. Being in the 45th Force Support Squadron, I get to catch our professionals
  • The Med Group just keeps getting better!

    The Mighty Medics of the 45th Medical Group have been making a lot of headlines lately. They are coming out of two inspections - Health Services Inspection and Accreditation  Association for Ambulatory Health Care - where they received "best-ever" accolades and  they also just received the Air Force Outstanding Patient Centered Medical Home
  • What is your legacy?

    A few weeks ago, my neighbor and I had a discussion about some of the children in our neighborhood. He said a child is a reflection of his or her parents; the parents' "legacy,"  so to speak. Most parents expend a lot of effort developing their children into happy,  healthy, well-adjusted members of society. And then some of those moms and dads
  • Characteristics of Sex Offenders

         Most sex offenders understand that certain acts, such as rape and child molestation, are illegal and harmful to others, but they commit these crimes anyway. They do so mainly because of pro-offending attitudes or cognitive distortions.      Sex offenders tell themselves and others that this behavior is not really harmful. They may claim that
  • DUIs and Personal Responsibility

         First, let me congratulate the 45th Medical Group for nailing its Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care inspection and for receiving the USAF Outstanding Patient Centered Medical Home Award.     Congratulations are also in order for Maj. Laura DeJong, former commander of Air ForceOffice of Special Investigations here at Patrick
  • Resiliency takes a village

         It happens to everyone. Life gets complicated, works gets busy and the end result is stress; lots of stress.     The problem is that too often people don't know where to turn when stressed, and there is a stigma that asking for help makes you less promotable, less reliable or marks you as "that guy."     "None of us are absolutely and
  • Thanks for your service

    We've all had those days we'll never forget. One that stands out in my mind is the day I eft for Afghanistan. Driving away that morning, seeing my wife standing at the back door of our house holding our 10-week-old daughter ... I don't think I'll ever get that image out of my mind. But something else happened that day that put it all into
  • 45th Space Wing: Looking Back at 2011 and Forward to 2012

    Sharks! Let me be the first to welcome you back from what I hope was a relaxing and fun holiday. I know that we all welcomed the break after the recent launches, preparation for and ultimately execution of AFSPC's first Consolidated Unit Inspection (CUI). Let's take a quick look back at last year's accomplishments and look ahead to the upcoming