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  • AFAF: Taking care of the family

         Springtime in central Florida is often said to be the best time of year. Low humidity, perfect temperatures: it is truly a picture perfect environment. Springtime is also the time of year that illustrates how much our Air Force care for our families.     The Air Force Assistance Fund offers you

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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