After lengthy career, Col Burchfield retires

After lengthy career, Col Burchfield retires

By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  As the Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Col. Richard Burchfield directly serves and supports Col. Doug Schiess, 21st Space Wing commander. Burchfield retired June 10, after a nearly 30-year Air Force career. Though he will exit formal military service, he will still… Continue Reading After lengthy career, Col Burchfield retires

Keep looking up: Football legend urges Airmen to face problems

Keep looking up: Football legend urges Airmen to face problems

By Dave Smith, 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — “Don’t be ashamed to admit you have problems, everyone has them and probably more than you do,” said Heisman Trophy winner and pro football legend Herschel Walker. Walker visited Peterson Air Force Base June 8, sharing the story of… Continue Reading Keep looking up: Football legend urges Airmen to face problems

Peterson, community respond to Air Force Thunderbird crash

Peterson, community respond to Air Force Thunderbird crash

By Master Sgt. Jared Marquis 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Peterson Air Force Base personnel, along with civilian community partners, provided emergency response June 2 to the crash of an Air Force Thunderbird F-16C Fighting Falcon. Thunderbird 6 was on final approach following a demonstration at the U.S. Air… Continue Reading Peterson, community respond to Air Force Thunderbird crash

302nd Airlift Wing Airmen Commemorate POWs in N.M.

302nd Airlift Wing Airmen Commemorate POWs in N.M.

By Senior Master Sgt. Augusto Goncalves 39th Aerial Port Squadron WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M.  —  Six Air Force Reservists assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing completed the 2016 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range March 20, 2016. The Bataan Memorial Death March is an annual commemorative event conducted in the high-desert in… Continue Reading 302nd Airlift Wing Airmen Commemorate POWs in N.M.

An aircraft-centric guy in a space-centric environment

An aircraft-centric guy in a space-centric environment

By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Although the 21st Space Wing doesn’t own aircraft, it doesn’t mean the Airmen assigned to the airfield management flight are not busy. Being stationed at one of the Department of Defense’s busiest airfields for distinguished visitors keeps Airmen like… Continue Reading An aircraft-centric guy in a space-centric environment

Inside Job: Commanding from the heart of a mountain

Inside Job: Commanding from the heart of a mountain

By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo. —  Strolling through buildings and tunnels 2,000 feet deep in the granite center of Cheyenne Mountain, retired Air Force Col. Edward Smith, took in the scenes and summed it up simply. “Not much has changed,” he said. As the fourth commander… Continue Reading Inside Job: Commanding from the heart of a mountain

Peterson, Schriever Air Force Base’s support military community with clothing swap

Peterson, Schriever Air Force Base’s support military community with clothing swap

By Master Sgt. Jared Marquis 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Spouses of commander’s at Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases worked together to collect and distribute free clothing to the military community at the Peterson Youth Center on April 23. The bases take turns organizing the annual clothing swap,… Continue Reading Peterson, Schriever Air Force Base’s support military community with clothing swap

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