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  • Basically, it's all about attitude, attitude, attitude

    By now, you've heard the word - the IG may be coming as early as this summer. I know what you are thinking...highest ops tempo in years, inspection failures on the rise across the command, budget cuts, audit are we going to deliver the standard of excellence the 45th Space Wing is

  • With all we do, don’t forget ‘Family Readiness’

    Right now, we have have the potential to have, starting with tonight, three launches in the next eight days. To say we're "busy" would be the understatement of the year.I know how hard you have been working to make these happen, then re-configure the range and make it happen again. And again. And

  • 'No one has ever become poor by giving.'

    "Commitment to caring." If ever there was a slogan most appropriate to its campaign, this one is it. As you probably know, the Air Force Assistance Fund kicks off Monday here at Patrick and at the Cape, and the campaign will run through April 10.Like we talked about last week, these are almost

  • The leadership/followership dynamic

    What do great leaders really know about followership? They're leaders, right? They were born with all those good leader traits and characteristics, and from the day they drew their first breath, they've been leaders in every situation they've encountered. They've dedicated their entire lives to

  • $upport Military $aves Week

    Let me begin by telling you how proud I was with the way you welcomed Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, commander, 14th Air Force, and his wife, Susan earlier this week. You all were poised, professional and most of all, right on point when he asked for clarification or for your advice, opinions and

  • Leading your boss with active followership

    In this Year of Leadership, we are all grappling with the idea of what it means to be an effective leader. An often overlooked component of it is; what does it take to be an effective follower? For that reason, February has been dedicated to the subject of followership, acknowledging that a vital

  • Reach out; before they take action

    The past ten days have been hard for the wing and me because we lost a valued member of our wing prematurely. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. It's times like these when we are reminded how crucial people are to us both at work and at home.As leaders and as wingmen, we all try to do all

  • Learning from the 'Pole of Knowledge'

    When did you first REALLY understand our "Excellence in all we do" core value? Well, I was taught a memorable lesson during my first week in Basic Training.My flight was on the drill pad, learning flanking moves. Our Military Training Instructor was barking out rapid-fire commands, over and over

  • Never lose that winning spirit

    I don't know if you are a football fan like I am or not, but I am pretty sure the vast majority of you know by now that the Pittsburgh Steelers nicked the Arizona Cardinals by scoring the winning touchdown with 35 seconds left in the game.Less than two minutes earlier, the Steelers had gone behind

  • Responsibilities: yours and your contractors

    Relationships with contractors...not something many of us think about, but certainly something we should!Consider this: There are more than 5,000 contractor employees at Patrick and the Cape, and more than 75 percent of our wing's annual budget goes to contracts. In virtually every important mission