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  • Life is short, make the most of it

    Even though few of us Sharks would agree how to achieve balance in our lives, all of us try desperately to achieve it. Supporting our mission is second to none, but you have to have a plan so that work doesn't overtake your life. Let me suggest that first you have to set your life's priorities and values in concrete. Second, you have to keep your
  • Sharks are rolling through October

    Sharks, we are on a roll. First, there was last week's successful launch of an Atlas V that carried the first Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite into space. That was followed up with Wednesday's flawless launch of another vital global positioning system satellite on a Delta II. In addition, we also hosted a film crew shooting ads for an Air
  • So, what do you do for a living

    Why do you serve? How do your duties connect with the mission of your section, unit, squadron, group, wing, command and the Air Force? What do you say when someone asks you what you do for a living?Those of us currently wearing the uniform, regardless of which branch of service, answered the call of our nation to serve by a fundamental motivation.
  • Giving back to our community

    Sharks, once again, I commend you on a successful week. Your sacrifice during the Columbus Day holiday continues to reap great benefits to the wing and the nation. As we look forward to the holiday season and a time for giving, I'd like to point your attention to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). This is our annual opportunity to give back to
  • How you can think strategically

    There is old story about Sir Christopher Wren, the noted British architect. When touring the construction of his architectural masterpiece, St. Paul's Cathedral, he came across three tradesmen. The first claimed he was merely cutting stone. The second stressed that he was making five shillings per day. And, the last, insightfully, said that he was
  • Airman survives attack; Busy period upon us

    Sharks, I wanted to take some time this week to recognize the individual sacrifices of our Airmen down range, the robustness of our operations schedule in the near future and the excellence of one of our squadrons. It's this combination of individual sacrifice, operational excellence and team cohesion that makes us what we are - the best in Space
  • Flu season is just around the corner - get vaccinated

    Influenza, or flu, season in the United States begins as early as October and lasts as late as May. Per the Center for Disease Control, every year in the United States, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized with influenza and about 36,000 people die from its complications.Routine immunization is the most effective way to prevent influenza and
  • Great time to welcome back our returning warriors

    What a fabulous diamond anniversary weekend celebration we held for our Air Force! In spite of Mother Nature's protests, we got it started with a fantastic Freedom Fest Friday at Chevron Park. It was capped by a jaw-dropping fireworks show. Kudos to Bill DeCoux, Liane Roche, Duane Renshaw and our entire Services Division team, and special thanks to
  • Leadership can by found in many ways at every level

    This past Saturday evening many of us had the opportunity to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our United States Air Force at the Cape Canaveral Radisson Hotel. For those of you that didn't make it, you missed a great event. Among the many attendees that evening, I had the distinct honor and pleasure to sit next to Sgt. Donald Williams, one of the
  • Happy 60th Birthday!

    Our U.S. Air Force marked its diamond anniversary Tuesday and we are celebrating that milestone here at the 45th Space Wing with this commemorative edition of the Missileer, tonight's Freedom Fest and tomorrow's sold out Air Force Ball! This is also the year that marks the 25th anniversary of Air Force Space Command - a silver anniversary with a