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  • Service before self.. not in spite of self

    I'd like to take a minute to reflect on a commonly misunderstood Air Force core value – Service Before Self. At times, this is used as a justification to prioritize work above all other aspects of our personal lives; spending time with family, making it to the gym, etc. Interpreting this core value in this manner is missing the mark and runs the risk of Airmen becoming less resilient, and ultimately less effective.
  • Making a difference

    Editor's note: This commentary was originally published May 28, 2014. Since his time at the 50th Operations Group Col. John Claxton has moved on and is now the deputy director of Global Postioning Systems at the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, California.Do you ever wonder how you are making a difference in the Air Force? After
  • Why I wear the uniform

    “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” G.K. Chesterton
  • Leadership perspectives: 23rd SOPS Det 1 commander

    Capt. Brian Chambon is the new commander of the 23rd Space Operations Squadron, Detachment 1, in Thule, Greenland. A former C-130 Hercules electrician he commissioned in 2012, and the detachment is his first command tour. He took some time to share some of his leadership perspectives.
  • Leadership perspectives: 50th Network Operations Group deputy commander

    Lt. Col. Lewis Sorvillo recently relinquished command of 22nd Space Operations Squadron to become the new deputy commander of the 50th Network Operations Group. A 25 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he took time to share his leadership perspectives.
  • Everyone has a story

    I am the Deputy Commander of the 50th Network Operations Group, the diverse worldwide group of more than 900 space and cyber professional who provide satellite command and control operations, GPS monitoring, intelligence, communications and cyberspace defense for 187 National Reconnaissance Office and Department of Defense satellites and operation centers.
  • Perspectives on leadership: Chief Master Sgt. Patricia Ford

    Chief Master Sgt. Patricia Ford is the superintendent of the 50th Network Operations Group and has been in the Air Force for 22 years. Ford has held six different positions throughout Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, additionally she has gone on a deployment to Saudi Arabia, since February 2012. She has seen the base change and evolve into the space leader it is today, and it has driven her to be better and to expect excellence. Although a lot of personnel have come and gone, she has seen the base flourish and is forever thankful for the many friends, co-workers and personnel that have shaped her into the person she is today. Ford will be leaving Schriever AFB and reassigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia as the new Air Combat Command A6/3D Functional Manager.
  • Opportunities for leadership

    Let me say what an honor and privilege it is to be able to command a detachment in the 21st Space Operations Squadron and work with the 50th Network Operations Group. While I have only been in this position a short while, every day has been exciting and meaningful. The Detachment 2 and entire 21st SOPS family is stellar, and I will do my part to keep up their tradition of excellence.
  • Are You Proud to be an American?

    Editor's note: This commentary was originally published June 25, 2014.A few weeks ago, I had the great privilege of attending a Naturalization ceremony in Denver. On this day, 32 people from 21 countries pledged their allegiance to the United States of America. I watched the expressions of each of these new Americans as they gleefully accepted
  • Are you working on your readiness?

    So are you? No, this isn't a trick question, but to answer fully it probably takes more than a simple "yes" or "no." To be honest, I am not just talking about your individual deployment readiness or even civil engineering's base-wide disaster preparedness. No, I am actually more interested in your daily efforts to be ready for "anything" and "everything."

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