SMDC’s deputy commander for operations promoted to brigadier general

Dottie White U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Col. Gregory Bowen, deputy commanding general for operations, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony at the Peterson Air Force Base […]

Academy Band completes Independence Day tour featuring Native American performers

Senior Airman Jennifer Nelson U.S. Air Force Academy Band PETERSON AFB, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force Academy Band completed a seven-day concert band tour through Wyoming and South Dakota celebrating Independence Day. In conjunction with U.S. Air Force Academy admissions staff, the band performed to inspire patriotism and inform prospective students about the opportunities […]

Silver Spruce Golf Academy for kids

By Michael Golembesky 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Golf is one of those games that can take a lifetime to master, but you have to start somewhere. For a handful of youths, that beginning started at the Silver Spruce Golf Course this summer. About 40 youths participated […]

Peterson Reserve wing rates ‘effective’ in first inspection of new system

By Ann Skarban 302nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  The Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift wing successfully completed its first Unit Effectiveness Inspection under the new Air Force Inspection System here July 16 with an overall rating of “effective”. The Unit Effectiveness Inspection or capstone inspection is a culmination […]

Warfit gets Wacky

By Master Sgt. Kevin Williams Air Force Space Command Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Warfit, the 21st Space Wing’s monthly physical fitness activity, had a different approach to its usual 5K run July 18. By adding nine obstacles including mud pits, water hazards and increasing the length to 3.25 miles, it had […]

AF captain receives commendation for act of courage: Quick decision making possibly saved lives

By Staff Sgt. Jacob Morgan 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Capt. Robert Wray, 21st Space Wing commander’s action group, was presented the Air Force Commendation Medal July 16 here for off-duty actions where he crawled through glass to evacuate three people from an overturned smoking vehicle. On March 3, […]

Chapel, EFMP team to provide relief

By Michael Golembesky 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Sometimes everyday life can be stressful enough, but when you add the responsibility of caring for a family member that has special needs like cerebral palsy or autism; things can become overwhelming. The Peterson Chapel and Exceptional Family Member […]

Peterson Fitness Center, try something new

By Michael Golembesky 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  A two mile run, maybe some pushups or perhaps lift a few weights, but sometimes the best way to stay motivated about maintaining your fitness may benefit from trying something new and different at the base gym. So why […]

4th SPCS gets new home, commander

By Steve Brady 21st Space Wing Public Affairs Office PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  The 4th Space Control Squadron, one of the 21st Space Wing’s many geographically separate units, stood up operations at Peterson AFB July 11. The GSU, once located at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., will be collocated with the 76th SPCS […]

Senior NCO supports humanitarian mission far from home

by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden 12th Air Force BELIZE CITY, Belize  —  He had the grades to go to college but he couldn’t afford the tuition … so he joined the Air Force. “I knew the military could provide an opportunity for me to get an education as well as to travel,” said Master Sgt. […]

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