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  • Airmen Warriors ready to fight

    Airmen Warriors. It is more than some catch phrase. It defines exactly who you are, what you do and how you fit into our expeditionary Air Force of the 21st Century. Right now, between the 45th Space Wing and our mission partners, we have about 100 Airmen deployed across the globe to places like Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. And with
  • Know the competition...

    The saying goes, "Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running." It first
  • Off to Capstone feeling confident

    Whew! What a couple of weeks. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on last week's simultaneous visits from Michael Wynne, Secretary of the Air Force, and Gen. Kevin Chilton, commander of Air Force Space Command. Thanks also to those who pitched in on this week's deployment exercise. A special thanks to Lt. Col. Vince Cassara, the project officer
  • 45th Space Wing leads AFSO21 efforts

    We all know that the Air Force is facing a challenging future with implementing a ground-breaking strategy for recapitalization, but through the process of change, we need to ensure that our workforce is spending our limited time and budget with maximum efficiency. Through out the Force, leaders everywhere will look at wasteful processes, because
  • Leadership at the next level: leading your boss

    If there is one thing that is common across the Air Force, it is the need for leadership. Leadership is so important to our culture, we teach it at every level of PME and expect it of every Airman, regardless of rank or responsibility. And while we do a great job of demanding that all Airmen become leaders, many of us do not see leadership as one
  • Innovate or wither on the vine

    Our Air Force is facing the most dramatic change we've experienced in 60 years. We have been at war for the past 15 years and are in the middle of the fight today in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. As the Air Force transforms, it is critical that we transform the way we prepare to meet the challenges ahead. Winston Churchill summed up a
  • Cyber Command -- the new frontier

    Last week, the Secretary of the Air Force announced that Eighth Air Force would become the Air Force's lead command for Cyberspace. The Eighth is now responsible for organizing, training and equipping the Air Force for cyberspace operations. This is an important next step in securing a new frontier, something the Air Force has always been good
  • From the top ... Taking care of what's most important

    I recently toured our Child Development Center. I was impressed by the staff's care, attention and devotion to the children they take care of while you take care of our Nation's defense. I have no doubt that our childcare professionals are indeed the best of the best and that the most important things in your lives--your children--are in truly good
  • The ladder of women's equality

    Women's Equality Day is observed each year on Aug. 26. This day was set aside by Congress in 1971 to commemorate the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote and to celebrate women's continuing efforts toward equality. This year's theme for Women's Equality Day is "Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues
  • Learning, a lifelong task

    What happened to the summer? It seems like Memorial Day was just yesterday and we were looking forward to a few weeks with the kids out of school - working summer jobs, hanging around the house, looking for things to keep them occupied. Summer vacation has come and gone; Labor Day Weekend, the traditional end of the summer, is just around the