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

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

Flurry of activity: Restoration continues for hail damaged Peterson AFB housing

Flurry of activity: Restoration continues for hail damaged Peterson AFB housing

By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Crews are working extended hours to replace windows, solar panels, repair roofs and remedy other damage on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, as a result of the brutal hail storm of July 28, 2016. The storm, dubbed the sixth-most… Continue Reading Flurry of activity: Restoration continues for hail damaged Peterson AFB housing

Simmons, Blackburn honored as Air Force Athletes of the Year

Simmons, Blackburn honored as Air Force Athletes of the Year

 By Steve Warns AFCEC Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — 1st Lt. Cale Simmons and Capt. Paige Blackburn were recently named the U.S. Air Force Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Simmons, a contracting officer with Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, was a pole vaulter in the… Continue Reading Simmons, Blackburn honored as Air Force Athletes of the Year