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Vandenberg leadership finds ways to beat the budget in 2014 and years to come

Graphic by Jan Kays

Graphic by Jan Kays

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team V seeks fiscal solutions with Spacebook, a social media tool for identifying process improvements and efficiencies at Vandenberg.

Spacebook provides a voice for anyone associated with Team V.

"In today's constrained budget environment, we know we must discover and implement process improvements that allow us to accomplish our mission with fewer resources." said Col. Brent McArthur, 30th Space Wing vice commander and chair of the wing's new Process Improvement Council.

Spacebook offers Team V members an opportunity to present, comment and vote on ideas submitted by others. It also provides anyone with an idea an easy to use platform to have their voice heard, which may lead to better, faster, and cheaper ways to operate.

"I've heard several Airmen across the wing discussing their ideas, thoughts, and suggestions about improving processes and cutting costs," said McArthur. "I know there are many other Airmen who have great ideas and the leadership team here at Vandenberg would love to hear about them."

The Spacebook Council is comprised of diverse and creative thinking members available to provide feedback and solutions to ideas brought to the table. Those members of the council include commanders, vice commanders, officers, enlisted, and civilian members of the wing.

"The council is the backbone to the program and is comprised of diverse and creative thinking enlisted, officer, and civilian members of the wing," said Chief Master Sgt. Ryan Peterson, 30th Space Wing command chief. "They are volunteers that have been approved by their commander and deliberate on all ideas suggested in Spacebook."

According to the council, all submissions will be seen and heard by people who are eager to make a difference and bring forward a brighter future for all Team V.

Spacebook empowers members at the base level to implement cost saving methods that could make a difference in their own day-to-day operations.

"Spacebook provides an enduring, local tool for all 30th Space Wing Airmen and VAFB mission partners to submit ideas and improve our base community and operations," said Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing commander. "The leadership team stands ready to match the energy level of anyone who is committed to shaping the future of this base."

For more information on Spacebook call Lt. Col Kalliroi Landry at 606-8417 or Lt. Col. Jason Masciulli at 606-6994.

Submit your ideas by visiting the SharePoint address: \\vafbfile9\WPI_Database\Spacebook.lnk