53rd Signal Battalion welcomes new command sergeant major

53rd Signal Battalion welcomes new command sergeant major

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Lt. Col. Thomas Meccia, commander, 53rd Signal Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, passes the U.S. Army noncommissioned officer sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Mary Carr signifying her new responsibilities as the incoming command sergeant major for the battalion. The Change […]

Santa caught in the act: Gifts Greenlandic children during Operation Julemand

Santa caught in the act: Gifts Greenlandic children during Operation Julemand

By Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Dellacca 821st Support Squadron THULE AIR BASE, Greenland  —  As Christmas approached, Airmen and leadership from Thule Air Base travel to the closest town, about 65 miles away, during their annual trip to deliver gifts to Greenlandic children. Named Operation Julemand, Thule Air Base personnel have been providing Christmas gifts to […]

Cheyenne Mountain North Portal work nearing completion

Cheyenne Mountain North Portal work nearing completion

By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo.  —  Just more than two years ago the Colorado Springs area experienced what some called a 500-1,000 year rain storm. Anywhere from 10 -14 inches of rain reportedly fell in a 72-hour time frame causing tremendous flooding and mudslides […]

Detachment 4 stands up

Detachment 4 stands up

By Senior Airman Rose Gudex 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The 21st Operations Group activated Detachment 4 during an assumption of command ceremony Dec. 8 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Col. Troy Endicott, 21st Operations Group commander, presided over the ceremony while Capt. Jonathan Brydie, 21st OG Det. […]

Storytellers: Determination helps Soldier stay in Army

Storytellers: Determination helps Soldier stay in Army

By Rob L. Bussard 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Fear and intimidation washed through 1st Lt. Rob Callahan’s mind as he heard the Walter Reed Medical Center’s oncologists daunting diagnosis of his painful leg. Bone cancer. Not good for a tough 26-year-old gung-ho Army Soldier with dreams of remaining […]

Aragon to set table for holiday tradition

Aragon to set table for holiday tradition

By Robb Lingley 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Four 25-pound turkeys, four 15-pound hams, 70 pounds of mashed potatoes with gravy, three boxes of cornbread dressing, green beans with mushrooms, steamed corn, peas, glazed carrots, a salad bar, French onion soup and five different desserts, to include pumpkin pie, […]

Local, state and federal law enforcement strengthen partnerships

Local, state and federal law enforcement strengthen partnerships

By Senior Airman Tiffany DeNault 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Air Force Office of Special Investigations 8th Field Investigations Squadron and Detachment 808 hosted their annual Law Enforcement Luncheon with 122 law enforcement representatives from 26 local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, Nov. 13, 2015. The luncheon gathers […]

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