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  • Changing times equal training time

    It's been said before that: "The only real constant is change."Keeping up with change is one reason why we heartily emphasize training and exercises. But please don't underestimate the impact that practicing has on your ability to carry out our missions.Right now, our Air Force has about 33,000 Airmen deployed around the globe, with more than
  • Changes sparked improvements for our patients

    Process improvements are a large part of the 45th Medical Group's culture. In 2007 we invested time and resources that produced initiatives benefiting our patients and employees. Every element has something to be proud of, but there were a few projects particularly noteworthy.One initiative dealing with prescriptions has been recognized during two
  • Records? What records? Whose records?

    Can you tell me who has the greatest responsibility for maintaining your personnel records? Is it your orderly room, the Military Personnel Flight, your first sergeant, supervisor or commander? Is it someone else? If you said "me" you're absolutely correct!While all those others should help maintain your records, you have the ultimate
  • New Services card opens door to worlds of fun

    Our Services Division is truly at your service! They've started a can't miss promotion with a new Services Advantage Card for you and your families that can pump up the fun quotient and enhance your quality of life...while literally saving you money, too. This program is just one of the many ways we are striving to take careof you and your
  • The Kitty Hawk of the Space Age

    Sharks, the milestones just keep coming! Last September, our Air Force celebrated its 60th year of existence. Earlier this week, Bettye Krieter of our Human Space Flight Support Office marked her 60th year of government service. Next week, on Jan. 31 we will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the launch of America's first satellite - Explorer
  • Investing today to ensure tomorrow

    The budget is going to get bigger next year. Start making plans on how we'll spend the windfall. Well, not exactly...instead, it looks as if we are once again heading into an extremely challenging year as we try to maintain America's edge while fulfilling the Air Force's top priorities: fighting and winning the Global War On Terror, developing and
  • Sharks, I am asking because I care

    I directed our 45th Space Wing Equal Opportunity office to conduct a wing-wide climate assessment schedule to start Jan 29. I know we are inundated with surveys and often the time committed to completing a survey is not rewarded. However, I want to assure you that I am determined to address the issues identified within my authority.I requested this
  • Knockin' the ball out of the park every day (part 3)

    As the Mission Support Group's Detachment 1 commander at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Col. Mark Bontrager asked me to take some time to brag about the huge effort that goes into keeping the Cape running - ensuring our Nation's access to space. Every day, thousands of people ensure that the mission end of the 45th Space Wing continues to
  • Setting goals or making resolutions?

    Did you make New Year's resolutions for 2008? Are you still on track? If you are, you are better off than most people who make a resolution. If you've already broken your resolution don't lose hope. There are many reasons behind failed resolutions. Most people claim that a lack of discipline, time and ability are the reasons their resolutions go
  • Sharks:welcome to 2008

    Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope all of you had an enjoyable, fulfilling and safe holiday season. I need to emphasize up front how pleased I am that everyone returned back to duty safely. It's good to be able to unwind a bit, especially after the rapid ops tempo we've been spinning at around here.You accomplished some amazing things last