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  • Get Geared up for the CUI and the Launch!

    Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I hope all of you had the opportunity to spend some quality time with family and friends.I know Marsha and I had a great time serving at the Tides before heading home to host some family and friends. We were able to serve up some of our world-famous deepfried

  • Veterans: Much more than a 'Day'

    Each Veterans Day is a special day to remember and thank all our nation's veterans for  their sacrifices and service.Marsha, my daughter Brianna, and I have the distinct honor today of attending the 29th Annual "Massing of the Colors," an inspiring Veterans Day event held every year at the  Brevard

  • Standard Responsibility

    What comes to mind when you hear the word "standard"? Well, it depends on the context in which the word is used, right?I'd say the majority of societies associate standard with the concept of average, basic,  ordinary or minimal. Webster's dictionary offers a number of definitions, one of which

  • Veterans: Much more than a ‘Day’

    Each Veterans Day is a special day to remember and thank all our nation's veterans for their sacrifices and service.Marsha, my daughter Brianna, and I have the distinct honor today of attending the 29th Annual "Massing of the Colors," an inspiring Veterans Day event held every year at the Brevard

  • Change is vital to mission success

    To "change" means to become different, alter or transform - all of which raises our anxiety levels. Who doesn't long for a steady, constant comfort in knowing what is around the next corner of life?The recent hiring controls, existing manning shortages and talk of future cuts in both personnel and

  • Confidence: More than a state of mind

    This week marks more than two months since I took command of the 45th Space Wing.I can't put into words how proud I am to be a part of this team, and how much you continue to impress me with your efforts in these challenging times.These two months have flown by. And today marks 30 days until the

  • 'Paper or Plastic'

    "Paper or plastic?"We are often asked this question as we pay for our purchased items. It may appear that  this will be one of the easiest decisions you will have to make today, right?However, if you chose paper there is a chance of ripping or taking up extra space. On the  other hand, plastic bags

  • Energy Awareness: Small Changes, Big Difference

    October is Energy Awareness Month. This year the Federal Energy Management Program encourages all agencies to turn words into actions and actions into results toimprove energy conservation and efficiency."Global Vigilance, Reach, and Power at home and abroad require vast amounts of energy - whether

  • A balancing act

    It's hard to believe its mid- October already. Hopefully by now we've been some given relief to our summer of suspense and know what and when our wing inspection will be. We've all been hard at work preparing and I don't expect that will change during November.We're also entering into the hustle and

  • Wingman Day today ... every day

    Before I discuss this week's topic, I want to spend a few moments on the loss of a Team Patrick warrior, Major (select) Steve Engler, who passed away earlier this week. A member of the 17th Test Squadron, Det. 3, and a former member of the 5th Space Launch Squadron, he leaves behind a devoted wife