Academy grad makes Denver Broncos’ roster

By John Van Winkle U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affair U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS)  —  Four years of fighting in the NFL trenches earned a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate a spot on the Denver Broncos’ roster, Aug. 30. Class of 2010 grad and former Air Force Falcon football athlete Ben Garland is […]

Call for nominations: Portraits in Courage, Vol. IX

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Nominations are being accepted and reviewed for inclusion in Portraits in Courage, Vol. IX, now through Oct. 13. “For seven years now Portraits in Courage has told Airmen’s stories of courage, valor and heroism,” said Lt. Col. Paul Baldwin, the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Engagement Division deputy. “Airmen perform […]

Peterson Airman to compete in England’s first-ever Invictus Games

By Airman 1st Class  Rose Gudex 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Inspired by the annual Warrior Games, the inaugural Invictus Games are scheduled for Sept. 10-14 in London with Team Pete’s very own Master Sgt. Benjamin “Paul” Horton slated as a competitor. The Invictus Games were born out of […]

Spouse Wellness Conference set for Sept. 17

By Crystal Ross Fort Carson Mountaineer staff FORT CARSON, Colo. — Area military spouses will have an opportunity to learn about health and exercise programs offered at Fort Carson at the third annual Spouse Wellness Conference, Sept. 17. “The whole idea about participating in the programs is that it’s a 45-minute class, so it gives […]

Living history visits Peterson museum

By Master Sgt. Kevin Williams Air Force Space Command Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Walking through the Peterson Air and Space Museum, she couldn’t help but reflect on her own aviation past. Her journey began in the small town of Wymore in eastern Nebraska in 1921. From there, she went through the […]

Tri-Wing Sports Challenge massive success

By Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  On a cleat-torn, sweat-soaked field of grass, fans hollered and cheered the tug-of-war teams from Buckley, Peterson, and Schriever Air Force bases during the final event of the Tri-Wing Sports Challenge hosted by Team Pete Aug. 27. Although […]

Reserve medical squadron honors fallen heroes with ‘selfless run’ project

By Maj. Corinna Moylan 302nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  The 302nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron is going the extra mile to remember service members who have given the ultimate sacrifice in Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Every member is running until one mile has been run for […]

Condor Crest: combining resources during times of need

By Michael Golembesky 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  An active shooter or a hostage situation on base is a real scenario that could happen at any time, but the experience gained through the Condor Crest exercise ensures that Team Pete responders will be ready. Condor Crest was […]

Children learn about science, technology, engineering, math at Peterson festival

By Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado  —  Science, Technology, Engineering and Math projects brought hundreds of kids to Peterson Air and Space Museum for STEM Rocks! Aug. 23. Nearly 30 booths offered a wide variety of hands-on STEM activities, such as piloting a robot and launching […]

302nd Aircrew Flight Equipment named top program in AFRC

By Master Sgt. Daniel Butterfield 302nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  The Aircrew Flight Equipment specialists at the 302nd Airlift Wing maintain and inspect all of the survival equipment associated with and on the Air Force Reserve Command’s 12 C-130H aircraft assigned here. This includes aircrew headsets and helmets, parachutes, […]