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  • Thank you

    There is no better time than the first of a new year to look back and see how far we've come. No one will argue that 2013 was tough, with furloughs, sequestration, the government shutdown, changes in leadership, and the ever present "do more with less" mentality that we've come to expect in the military. I thought long and hard about what I wanted
  • The mother of civil rights

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most noteworthy civil rights leaders known around the world. During his crusade for racial equality, he had a strong ally that shared his burning desire for equal rights, his wife, Coretta Scott King. Mrs. King played a big role in the civil rights movement after Dr. King's death on April 4, 1968. She was
  • Risk management from the workplace to homespace

    In workplaces across the Air Force this week, the lull of the extended holidays is over and people are returning to duty with renewed vigor and a set of brand-new resolutions to start the year. Among these resolutions many of you have probably pledged to eat healthier, work out a little more at the gym or possibly finish that project you've been
  • National Prematurity Awareness Month: A Vandenberg Airman’s birth story

    Editor's Note: November National Prematurity Awareness Month. This is one Airman's story about the birth of her premature twins.I was 30 weeks pregnant with fraternal twin boys the day before Thanksgiving 2011. It was my first pregnancy and despite the surprise that I was carrying more than one baby -- it had been an uneventful pregnancy. My aunt
  • Expressing gratitude this Thanksgiving

    One of America's favorite traditions, Thanksgiving Day presents us with an opportunity to reflect on the many blessings we have in our lives. There's some debate amongst historians regarding the first American celebration of Thanksgiving; however, there's no debate in the holiday's tradition being rooted in the outward expression of gratitude.When
  • A reflection of service

    As Veteran's Day approaches, I contemplated what the day means to me and kept coming back to the concept of "service." At a macro level, I focused on what it means to be a member of the Armed Forces and the heroes, family, friends and coworkers past and present who have answered a higher calling in support of the various branches of service. At an
  • Civilian vs Military Justice System: How do they compare?

    When I was in high school, before I learned that the military even had lawyers, I believed commanders imposed punishment on the spot without so much as attempting to get the other side of the story. I blame television! I now know that was totally wrong. But, in my own defense, I let myself be misled by Hollywood's portrayal of the military justice
  • Boy scout radio jamboree a big hit

    The annual boy scout jamboree on the air was hosted by members of the Satellite Amateur Radio Club from October 18 to 20. This event allows scouts to chat with other scouts in countries around the world, as well as within the United States. In addition to getting on the air, scouts also attended classes to earn the radio merit badge, with 13 scouts
  • How are you connected?

    At last month's commander's call, I had an opportunity to lay out our wing's updated Mission, Vision and Priorities, as developed by thirty members of the 30th Space Wing leadership team [see graphic]. I would like to take a minute to focus a bit on our people priority, specifically how we all are a part of, and contribute to, our connected
  • Vandenberg medical group introduces secure messaging capability

    The 30th Medical Group is excited to begin patient registrations for MiCare, the Military's online confidential secure messaging service. This system has been shown to significantly reduce the number of phone calls between patients and providers, increase patient satisfaction, and save time for the medical office staff and the patient. The 30th