Peterson youth is state Military Youth of the Year

By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — In the room of nearly 200 people waiting to hear the name of the Boys & Girls Club Military Youth of the Year for Colorado, only one of them was surprised to hear the name Jennifer Choate announced as […]

Maintaining the mission at the ‘Top of the World’

By Senior Airman Tiffany DeNault 21st Space Wing Public Affairs THULE AIR BASE, Greenland  —  Approximately 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle and 946 miles from the North Pole, with temperatures typically ranging from 30 to 40 degrees below zero in the winter to 30 to 40 degrees in the summer, lies Thule Air […]

Vosler NCO Academy marks three decades of making good NCOs better

By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado  —  It was April 1985. Under Chief Master Sgt. Lincoln Jeffus, with a staff of five and two classrooms, what was then known as the Air Force Space Command NCO Professional Military Education Center, trained and graduated 31 students. Jump […]

Local CAP Squadron completes record fifth national CyberPatriot competition

By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  The Civil Air Patrol’s Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron Wolfpack participated as one of 28 teams to make it to the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot competition March 11-14 in National Harbor, Md. Only 28 of about 2,100 teams advanced through […]

Siblings stationed at same base — again

By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  They grew up together, they graduated from high school together, now they are serving their country together. Brother and sister Staff Sgt. Kyle Kelly, 21st Communications Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Kayla Miller, 21st Operations Support Squadron, are serving at […]

12th SWS keeping watch at ‘Top of the World’

By Senior Airman Tiffany DeNault 21st Space Wing Public Affairs THULE AIR BASE, Greenland  —  Located at the “Top of the World,” the 12th Space Warning Squadron’s location offers a unique and strategic vantage point in the execution of its missile warning, missile defense and space surveillance missions in support of U. S. Strategic Command. […]

Airman shares techniques, tips for best ways to handle customers

By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Most everybody has a memorable customer service experience. Some situations lead to decisions never to return to an establishment, others lead to rave reviews on social media. Either way one thing is certain: no organization can afford to take […]

Role reversal: Command chief, Airman trade jobs

By Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  For two days, March 18-19, Senior Airman Meagan Blankenship, 21st Medical Group Bioenvironmental Engineering technician, shadowed Chief Master Sgt. Idalia Peele, 21st Space Wing command chief, as part of a program geared to give the two parties a […]

TACP Airmen raise awareness for fallen, families

By Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  For 24-hours, tactical air control party Airmen from the 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, based at Fort Carson, Colo., ran to honor their fallen brethren at Peak View Park on Peterson AFB, March 26-27. The purpose of the […]

A friendship to break barriers

By Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Recent history has shown itself to be filled with remarkable people, like Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teen who was shot and left for dead by the Taliban simply for wanting an education; Angela Zhang, who, as a 17-year-old […]

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