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  • Annual awards show off our finest

    I can't begin to tell you how proud Chief Vannorsdall and I both were to participate in Saturday night's Annual Awards Banquet. It was a first-rate event and I want to personally congratulate everyone nominated to win the big prize. All of you are among the best of the best and that makes competition fierce.Prior to the announcement of the final
  • 'Comfort' zones are no comfort

    We recently celebrated a historic event that occurred 50 years ago with the launch of Explorer 1, carrying America's first satellite. Given that the Soviets had beaten America into space with the launch of two Sputnik satellites in 1957, many people felt America was losing the space race. The pioneers who made the Explorer 1 mission possible
  • Another opportunity to excel

    Yesterday, we rallied for our Guardian Challenge team who will represent us at the Peterson AFB in April. Guardian Challenge is the world's premier space and missile competition. Participants from each of Air Force Space Command's 15 wings and one center will be involved in the overall competition. The competition will determine the best ICBM,
  • Shaping the Air Force's future through our Airmen

    Winning the Global War on Terrorism wouldn't be possible without Airmen stepping up to the challenge. It also wouldn't be possible without the supervisors who lead and mentor them. But, the real key to success lies with the first line supervisors - staff sergeants and technical sergeants. Your day-to-day interaction with these young men and women
  • 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