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  • We all have a part in the Cyberspace domain

    One of the most critical tools we use at work on a daily basis is our computer, and by extension the network services connected to it. Still, sometimes we don't understand its full capabilities and potential vulnerabilities.We've become so dependent on our computers and network connections that when they go down or don't do what we expect, we feel
  • Champions again – with class!

    Wow! Last week was sure a week to remember. Not only did we garner the Air Force Space Command Installation Excellence Award - the third time we've won at the MAJCOM level - we also blew away the competition at the Guardian Challenge Awards Ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base. From the moment we arrived in Colorado, our awesome Guardian Challenge
  • The Schriever Trophy comes back home

    It was my honor to join the 45th Space Wing Guardian Challenge team in Colorado Springs for the 2008 GC score posting as we came together to celebrate Air Force Space Command's best. For those who have never had the chance to be a part of Guardian Challenge, I recommend you consider it next time as we go for our fourth win in a row. The atmosphere
  • There's only one chance for a first impression

    We only get one chance to make a first impression and we all know how lasting that initial vision can be. That's why, as we are only a few weeks away from the busiest Permanent Chage of Station time of the year, I want all leaders to emphasize the importance of an effective sponsorship program. I ask all sponsors to ensure all Airmen - regardless
  • Proud of our Airmen and my Air Force

    Having recently returned from Iraq, I've thought a lot about events that transpired. I commanded Airmen tasked to provide support to the Army, filling in where the Army needed help; these were Airmen filling In Lieu Of Taskings (ILOs.) My unit was the catch-all unit; receiving airmen who didn't fit into any one specific genre or specialty. I had
  • Energy conservation starts with you

    Both the Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force have mandated extensive energy conservation goals and activities to reduce the utility costs that are not invested in infrastructure, personnel or warfighting.Each day, Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station combine to spend approximately $40,000 on utilities (electricity,
  • Can you spell your work ethos?

    I recently attended the Air Force Nurse Corps (NC) annual leadership symposium. During one of the break out sessions, Maj. Gen. Melissa Rank, the Chief of the NC, challenged each member in attendance to write down their work ethos. She specifically asked us to answer this question: what do you believe about nursing leadership and individual patient
  • Sharks, you've done it again

    As satisfying as it was to host General Kehler and his wife, Marjorie, for two days this week, that experience was made even more special due to one special group of people: You.Once again, you made me so very proud to be your commander. I was thrilled to be able to let our commanding general get a first-hand look at some of the great things all of
  • How do you learn? How should you teach?

    Recently, my children's school held a seminar on learning styles. It didn't take long to realize that the value of the information presented stretched well beyond the elementary school walls. Effective learning and communication are vital to military operations, so in order to achieve mission success, leaders at all levels need to understand how
  • They don’t get paid because they’re priceless

    They don't do it for the recognition. They don't do it for official awards, plaques or presentations. And they certainly don't do it for the money.They do it because they want to give back, to make a difference, and because they want to serve those who serve us.And for those reasons - and thousands more - April has been designated as "Volunteer