A growing Air Force throughout the generations

A growing Air Force throughout the generations

By Staff Sgt. Tiffany DeNault 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As the years go on, the Air Force continues to grow. Letters to email. Physical paperwork to electronic documents. Processes, regulations, and how people interact with each other continue to change and become more efficient. However with changing times,… Continue Reading A growing Air Force throughout the generations

F-16CM Thunderbird accident investigation released

F-16CM Thunderbird accident investigation released

Air Combat Command Public Affairs JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A throttle trigger malfunction and inadvertent throttle rotation resulted in an F-16CM being destroyed upon impacting the ground south of Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, June 2, 2016, according to an Accident Investigation Board report released today. The Thunderbird pilot ejected and sustained a minor… Continue Reading F-16CM Thunderbird accident investigation released

Website offers faster, standardized access to child care

By Brian Hagberg 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Parents looking for childcare on Schriever Air Force Base will soon have a faster way to find and request the care they need. The Department of Defense is rolling out a new website, www.militarychildcare.com, and the site will be available for Schriever members beginning Dec. 14. “It’s… Continue Reading Website offers faster, standardized access to child care

As good as it gets

As good as it gets

By Airman William Tracy 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Growing up in rural Maine was a unique, and in many ways, insulated experience. While the sun rises first on its shorelines, trends and cultural fads really do seem to reach the easternmost continental state last. I swear, people are just discovering Nirvana up there. Still,… Continue Reading As good as it gets

Operation Christmas Drop begins at Guam

Operation Christmas Drop begins at Guam

By Senior Airman Alexa Ann Henderson 36th Wing Public Affairs ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam  —  Military members from the U.S. Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy, with international support from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force are joining forces to airdrop and deliver donated toys, clothes, food items and other necessities… Continue Reading Operation Christmas Drop begins at Guam

Avoiding not so ‘Great Expectations’

By Lt. Col. Timothy Purcell 50th Operations Support Squadron commander Think about things that caused you concern, anxiety or frustration last week. Perhaps your utility bill was higher than expected, your kids misbehaved, your boss was upset because you missed a deadline, your performance report wasn’t as strong as you hoped, a meeting ran over… Continue Reading Avoiding not so ‘Great Expectations’

December Recreation and Leisure Events

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Army Space and Missile Defense School earns ‘Institute of Excellence’ from TRADOC

Army Space and Missile Defense School earns ‘Institute of Excellence’ from TRADOC

By Dottie White USASMDC/ARSTRAT Public Affairs COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  —  The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense School recently earned the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s highest accreditation rating as an Institute of Excellence. Earlier this year, a TRADOC accreditation team conducted an assessment visit and evaluated the school against 28 Army Enterprise Accreditation… Continue Reading Army Space and Missile Defense School earns ‘Institute of Excellence’ from TRADOC