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  • Challenge, innovation, leadership

    These are challenging times for the U.S. Air Force and the United States. The mission is more difficult than ever, the Air Force is getting smaller, and we have fewer resources than any time in recent memory.  As Airmen, our response should be step up and lead in the same way Americans have been doing for over 200 years. In times like this,
  • On your mark, get set, LAUNCH!

    Let me begin by giving a heartfelt thanks to all of Team Patrick-Cape and our first-class mission partners for executing a picture-perfect launch Wednesday afternoon of a ULA Atlas V rocket carrying the Air Force's eighth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,
  • A passion for excellence in all we do

    "If a [person] is called to be a street sweeper, [they] should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.  [They] should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did [their] job well." - Martin Luther King,
  • Denim Day: Tackling sexual assault one leg at a time

    They walk among us; yet, many of us have no idea who they are.  They work beside us in silence, never letting on what they've been through.They are the victims of sexual assault. When we consider that nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 33 men in the military are victims of sexual assault, we can only wonder how many of our Team Patrick-Cape Wingmen; with
  • Senior NCOs: Guardian, enforcer, role model, advisor, coach, leader

    The oath they take as they get promoted really does say it all about our senior NCOs, their professionalism and the future of our Air Force.Here is just a part of it..."In the United States Air Force, a master sergeant joins a unique group, the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Corps.... "This promotion denotes that you are transitioning from being a
  • Performance, professionalism, pride, highlight SECAF visit to Team Patrick-Cape

    As I've said many times in the past, there are few things more rewarding for a leader at any level than having the opportunity to open their doors and let others take an "inside look" into the quality of people who make up their organization.Well, that's exactly what happened when The Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force, and her
  • Sharks--'Thanks for a job well done'

    As we welcome the cooling weather on the Space Coast, we here, at Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS welcome another annual milestone, the end of Fiscal Year 2014. What a year it was, full of success that highlighted our wing's priorities.At every opportunity we delivered "100 percent mission success." We demonstrated our Nation's assured access to
  • Cyber OPSEC: Protecting yourself online

    President Barack Obama declared October as National Cyber Security Awareness month, which directly correlates to Operations Security, or OPSEC, and the protection of critical information.All Airmen share responsibility for protecting government networks and information residing on them, but protecting personal information is equally important.
  • Innovate Now: Organize change efforts

    Many of us may face tough challenges during tumultuous economic times. Competitive pressures continue, unrelenting, with high costs.Looking for an edge, organizations strive to lower costs, reduce headcount, and improve technologies, but too few have become operationally excellent.Why is that?Costs pile up with story headlines such as: As Output
  • ENERGY: Clearly a mission-essential resource

    As you are probably aware, October is "Energy Awareness Month," and a time for us to foot-stomp how vital energy is to our national security and to our environmental well-being, now and in the years to come.This year's theme, "I am Air Force Energy," places all Airmen squarely at the center of the annual campaign.  The Air Force Civil Engineering