Cavalier AFS welcomes new security forces alert facility

By 2nd Lt. Erica Sampayo 10th Space Warning Squadron CAVALIER AIR FORCE STATION, N.D.  —  Members of the 319th Security Forces Squadron will have a new place to sleep, as the official ribbon cutting for the newly-renovated security forces alert facility at Cavalier Air Force Station, N.D. took place Sept. 15. The $2.6 million renovation […]

General Lance W. Lord Awards Recognize the Best in the 21st Operations Group

21st Operations Group PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —  The 2013 Lance W. Lord Awards for Superior Space Operational Leadership were presented honoring units and members of the 21st Operations Group at the Peterson Club Sept. 12. The evening’s theme was “Recognizing the men and women of the 21st Operations Group- America’s space superiority force.” […]

POW/MIA Day still relevant

By Alethea Smock 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —  Driving on base and presenting an ID, saluting the flag for Reveille and Retreat, wearing a uniform as a part of the U.S. Armed Forces — these actions make serving in the Department of Defense different than working a civilian job. […]

Air Force Association honors 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

By Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Operating Location — P WASHINGTON (AFNS)  —  The Air Force recognized its 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year at a gala hosted by the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 15. The award recognizes 12 outstanding enlisted service […]

Military service, two generations of pride and dedication

By Michael Golembesky 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Many times military service is a family tradition with multiple generations wearing the uniform and the Lira family of Colorado Springs is no different, with both mother and son serving in security forces. Entering into military service is a […]

Service members, Community Leaders From Across Colorado Springs Join for 9/11 Commemoration

By Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo. —  More than 700 military members and community leaders from across Colorado Springs joined together to commemorate 9/11 at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station in Colorado Springs, Colo. Throughout the previous dozen years, installations across the area have hosted their own, smaller […]

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 […]