Earth Day 2017 – How you can get involved

Earth Day 2017 – How you can get involved

By Lt. Col. Joel Lane  Colorado Springs Regional Command Post PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Earth Day is April 22, 2017. On that day, we will celebrate the earth and our beautiful surroundings in our great outdoor playground, Colorado. Every year, we find new ways to restore the earth’s beauty and preserve its natural… Continue Reading Earth Day 2017 – How you can get involved

Air Force Assistance Fund: Making sure Airmen can focus on the mission

Air Force Assistance Fund: Making sure Airmen can focus on the mission

By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  In the early 1990s a young second lieutenant stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, with a pregnant wife, faced a family emergency requiring immediate action. His grandmother died in California, but his budget was not prepared… Continue Reading Air Force Assistance Fund: Making sure Airmen can focus on the mission

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors hosts local event

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors hosts local event

By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  In light of the recent death of Staff Sgt. Austin L. Bieren, 21st Security Forces Squadron, the topic of grief made its way through Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and into area headlines. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors… Continue Reading Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors hosts local event

Detachment 1 provides vital connection capabilities

Detachment 1 provides vital connection capabilities

By Airman William Tracy 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Far north – so far, the northern lights are south – sits Detachment 1 of the 23rd Space Operations Squadron, a remote unit nearly situated on top of the world in the ice fields of Thule Air Base, Greenland. As the northernmost U.S. armed forces installation,… Continue Reading Detachment 1 provides vital connection capabilities

AFSPC members provide Kids Against Hunger meals

AFSPC members provide Kids Against Hunger meals

By Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez 50th Space Wing Public Affairs  Schriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station volunteers prepared 40,000 meals during a Kids Against Hunger event April 11. This marked the first time Schriever held a volunteer event of this kind. The mission of KAH, a humanitarian… Continue Reading AFSPC members provide Kids Against Hunger meals

21st SW receives Omaha Trophy for global operations

21st SW receives Omaha Trophy for global operations

By Senior Airman Rose Gudex 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  “There is no more global operations capability than you’ll find in (the 21st Space Wing),” said Gen. John E. Hyten, U. S. Strategic Command commander. “They are as far north as Thule Air Base, Greenland, south across the entire… Continue Reading 21st SW receives Omaha Trophy for global operations

At ease, loyal defenders: Peterson AFB honors Military Working Dogs

At ease, loyal defenders: Peterson AFB honors Military Working Dogs

By Shellie-Anne Espinosa 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Members of Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, honored two Military Working Dogs at a memorial service and retirement ceremony April 10, 2017, at Peterson AFB’s auditorium. Roky, 21st Security Forces squadron MWD, was honored through a memorial service. Gina, 21st SFS… Continue Reading At ease, loyal defenders: Peterson AFB honors Military Working Dogs

WGS-9 satellite launches from Florida

WGS-9 satellite launches from Florida

By Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez 50th Space Wing Public Affairs The 3rd Space Operations Squadron, along with various partners, witnessed the launch of the ninth Wideband Global SATCOM, which occurred March 18, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. WGS-9 will join eight other WGS satellites, marking another milestone in providing additional communications capabilities to both U.S. forces… Continue Reading WGS-9 satellite launches from Florida