Harvesting the wind at Cape Cod Air Force Station

by Randy Pieper 21st Civil Engineer Squadron PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — It’s not just the leaves that are changing at Cape Cod Air Force Station. The Air Force station is also changing the way it gets electricity as two new giant wind turbines are being installed at the 6th Space Warning Squadron. The… Continue Reading Harvesting the wind at Cape Cod Air Force Station

Schriever reminds commuters of Snow Call procedures

Staff Report 50th Space Wing Public Affairs With winter weather looming, Schriever personnel need to know how to receive information about road conditions and base closures or delays. The following is a reminder of the Snow Call process and procedures: Snow Call procedures There are a variety of ways to find out current road conditions… Continue Reading Schriever reminds commuters of Snow Call procedures

Panther Challenge tests 11 SWS

By Staff Sgt. Robert Cloys 50th Space Wing Public Affairs The 11th Space Warning Squadron participated in Panther Challenge during the month of October, an inaugural event testing both operational performance and crew knowledge in a competitive atmosphere. The squadron, located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. is a geographically-separated unit of the 460th Space… Continue Reading Panther Challenge tests 11 SWS

DMSP F-19 weathers launch preparation

By Scott Prater Schriever Sentinel The Air Force’s latest weather satellite may seem like a silent and static piece of technology as it stands in a California hangar in preparation for a springtime launch. But in truth, the spacecraft is already proving its worth. While crews continue to prepare the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight-19… Continue Reading DMSP F-19 weathers launch preparation

CFC kicks off following shutdown

By Staff Sgt. Robert Cloys 50th Space Wing Public Affairs The Combined Federal Campaign planning committee has reconvened here after the recent government shutdown delayed the annual fundraising kick-off event. Originally slated for mid-October, the new CFC kickoff is scheduled for Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “With the Combined Federal Campaign being… Continue Reading CFC kicks off following shutdown

AFI changes for cyclists, motorcyclists

By Staff Sgt. Robert Cloys 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Changes to Air Force Instruction 91-207, the U.S. Air Force Traffic Safety Program, have been implemented Sept. 12 and affects both cyclists and motorcyclists. The 50th Space Wing Safety office wants to ensure those who utilize two-wheeled vehicles remain compliant and safe. Changes include a… Continue Reading AFI changes for cyclists, motorcyclists

Schriever training units named Chief of Staff award finalists

By Scott Prater Schriever Sentinel Air Force Space Command’s Space Training Evolution Plan team was named one of three finalists for the 2013 Chief of Staff Team Excellence award Oct. 8. That’s good news for two Schriever space-operator training units who have contributed to the team’s performance. The 50th Operations Support Squadron operates the Standard… Continue Reading Schriever training units named Chief of Staff award finalists

Schriever endures government shutdown

By Jennifer Thibault 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Schriever Air Force Base welcomed back more than 390 previously furloughed civilians last week in accordance with Department of Defense guidance. These civilians joined the already excepted employees based on their contribution to the “morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members” as stated in the guidance… Continue Reading Schriever endures government shutdown

21st LRS can send you anywhere

By Michael Golembesky 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force is unmatched in its airlift capabilities to deploy troops and equipment anywhere in the world, all with the assistance and hard work of its air transportation team. The Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group located at the… Continue Reading 21st LRS can send you anywhere