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Coffee Talk with NCOs

Action Items:

1. SIACs – Please confirm the number of SIACs we have that are broken. I’d also like to know the number we have on backorder.

    • WAY FORWARD: MXG was able to determine two SIACs were burned out while 4 more were taken down so the oil can be replaced.  At this time, 4 are on backorder.  CLOSED.

2. Airmen’s Shadow Program – Folks asked if we could consider starting up an officer and an enlisted shadow program.  The shadow program for enlisted should include junior NCOs and Airmen…for officers, CGOs. 

    • WAY FORWARD: Chief Bettisworth has the enlisted shadow program ready to execute. I’ve asked the CGOC mentor to please bring along ideas to the CGOC meeting next month. OPEN and in the works.

3. MAFs/LFs/LCCs Tours - Non-missile field dispatch personnel would like the opportunity to go to the field. 

    • WAY FORWARD: We have “Open House” type opportunities with OG and MXG from time to time. Let’s try formalizing this through PA and one of the OG units.
    • CLOSED and our first tour is at the end of August. Come out and see the mission!

4. Resiliency – We were asked what our vision for MRTs looks like. In the last month I’ve had similar thoughts, but should have thought more about this. Chief Bettisworth has already set up a meeting with our MRT, NCOIC to get questions and provide a vector prior to discussion in the CAT/CAB.  OPEN.

5. Speeding – We have a vehicle speeding problem.  As I brought this topic up, every single person gave me a personal story regarding speeding. Piute Street, in particular, was brought up.  Maybe more patrols or a temp speed bump is the near term solution, but this isn’t just about enforcement. It’s also about education, prevention, and early engineering.  I’d like Ground Safety to take the lead on this and work closely with PA, SFS, and CE on a comprehensive program to address the issue. 

    • WAY FORWARD: From the enforcement perspective, we’ve recently held LIDAR training for our patrolmen, and the 90 SFS will review our targeted deterrence schedule for sufficiency. 
    • OPEN and being addressed through traffic management.

6. Apiaries – I was asked what my opinion was about apiaries. I asked what an apiary was. I was told it is a collection of beehives.  I asked why anyone would think I had an opinion on that but how cool! 

    • Seriously though, we connected the person who asked the question with our Conservation POC in CE. 
    • OPEN.  This is moving forward along with a community garden project. Great idea!