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

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

Cheyenne Mountain celebrates end of three year construction project

Cheyenne Mountain celebrates end of three year construction project

By Philip Carter 21st Space Wing Public Affairs CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo.  —  After days of heavy rainfall in September 2013, the oversaturated ground wreaked havoc all along the Colorado Front Range down to Colorado Springs. Between 10-14 inches of rain fell in a 72-hour period, nearly a year’s worth, causing widespread flooding… Continue Reading Cheyenne Mountain celebrates end of three year construction project

Spreading joy: Angel Tree program kicks off at Peterson

By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Things in life happen and families sometimes find themselves in need around the holidays. Whether the cause is a temporary duty assignment, financial struggles or something else, the Angel Tree program is there to help fill in the gaps.… Continue Reading Spreading joy: Angel Tree program kicks off at Peterson

Town hall update for Tierra Vista Communities residents

Town hall update for Tierra Vista Communities residents

By Shellie-Anne Espinosa 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Leadership from the 21st Space Wing participated in a town hall hosted by Tierra Vista Communities on Nov. 17 at the TVC Community Center on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, to discuss the July 28 hailstorm repair status for base housing… Continue Reading Town hall update for Tierra Vista Communities residents

Premature twin miracles refuse to accept medical odds

Premature twin miracles refuse to accept medical odds

By Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling 460th Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  — “It was the worst day of my life,” said Capt. Matthew Douglas, Air Force Space Command logistical and support officer at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Every pregnancy has its up and downs, however, sometimes the low points… Continue Reading Premature twin miracles refuse to accept medical odds

First resiliency award handed out during commander’s call

First resiliency award handed out during commander’s call

By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Col. Doug Schiess and Mrs. Debbie Schiess presented the inaugural 21st Space Wing Resiliency Award to Staff Sgt. Ryan Meston, 4th Space Control Squadron technician, and his family during the quarterly commander’s call Oct. 13. The award is given… Continue Reading First resiliency award handed out during commander’s call