E1-E4 Airmen within the 88th Medical Group, plus members from across the base, now have access to tools and resources for junior enlisted Airmen from the Airmen Committed to Excellence Council that will help them succeed both personally and professionally. (Skywrighter file photo)

ACE organization open to members from base community

A.C.E Council stands for Airmen Committed to Excellence. This organization was created for E1-E4 Airmen within the 88th Medical Group, but they are open to adding members from across the base. Their purpose is to provide the tools and resources for junior enlisted Airmen that will help them succeed both personally and professionally.

There are six main focus areas of the A.C.E. Council:

Leadership: The group helps Airmen create, plan and lead their own events. ACE will serve as a guide and support to those who want to lead any volunteer, professional, morale or fundraising event for the MDG.

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Network: There are more than 400 junior enlisted Airmen within six squadrons in the MDG. The ACE council strives to make the med group smaller by connecting people and providing an opportunity for networking.

Informational: Briefers come in during monthly meetings to talk about a variety of topics.

Morale: Boosting morale is important. So events are planned where participants can take it easy and relax. Events include picnics/BBQs and athletic events such as volleyball tournaments and glow-in-the-dark Frisbee.

Philanthropy: Service before self is one of the duties of Airmen. This is why the A.C.E. gives back to the community and has created partnerships with different organizations on and off base for volunteer opportunitie,s such as Dayton Veteran Affairs and the Fisher House.

Recognition: The council would like to recognize fellow Airmen that are doing a great job in their workplaces.

One upcoming avenue for development is the BTZ Board Preparation class Oct. 30 to be held in the Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Classroom D (basement level), from 3 to 4 p.m. It will be an opportunity to meet with and hear from previous BTZ winners and MDG leaders about how to best showcase your work. All Airmen are invited to attend. To RSVP or for more information, contact Senior Airman Ashtyn Baustert at ashtyn.l.baustert.mil@mail.mil

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