Suicide prevention: The Wingman

Commentary by Airman 1st Class Brandon Valle 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo.  —  Suicide prevention is a high priority in the Department of Defense, focusing on the numerous resources available to those with suicidal thoughts. What we sometimes fail to discuss is how we can be there for others […]

PTSD: Caring for our warriors

By Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  In 2008 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates designated November as Warrior Care Month to spotlight current programs and initiatives provided to military members through the Warrior Care system while highlighting forthcoming improvements. One topic of care being discussed […]

Baton training: Getting physical the non-lethal way

By Senior Airman Tiffany DeNault 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  The general rule of thumb is not to bring a knife to a gun fight. Security forces also don’t want to bring a gun to a fist fight. Where is the in-between? The expandable baton is an answer. Members […]

Key spouse coordinator stresses importance of volunteers, program upon departure

By Ann Skarban 302nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  As the mother of five children, wife to an active duty and then Air Force Reserve Airman, and co-owner of a family business, Elizabeth Jones knows firsthand the challenges facing military spouses and their families and the positive difference support can […]

Storytellers returns to Peterson

From 21st Aerospace Medicine Squadron PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Every Airman has a story, but in the shuffle and stresses of everyday life, many are simply lost or forgotten, which is why the Storytellers program was started. Storytellers was initiated in July 2012 at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, by Master Sgt. Lee Hoover, […]

Honor guard exemplifies precision, excellence

By Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex 21st Space Wing Public Affairs Office PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —  The church was filled to capacity and every eye was on him as he knelt down to present the folded American flag to the eight-year-old grandson of a retired Air Force veteran. The little boy’s eyes filled […]

Enlisted promotion system changes continue with weighted factor adjustments

WASHINGTON (AFNS)  —  This January, changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) will continue with adjustments to the scoring model for promotions to technical sergeant and below, all designed to help ensure job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion. The current WAPS enlisted performance report calculation model […]

Airman’s Attic offers thrifty shopping

By Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex 21st Space Wing Public Affairs Office PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Thrift shopping is quite popular due to the cool vintage items that can be discovered and hipsters trying to be original, but some do it because they can’t afford to shop retail prices. If Airmen are struggling, […]

Peterson aircraft receive new paint, life at base museum

By Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  A restoration project that started in August is breathing new life into several aircraft in and around the Peterson Air and Space Museum, and will likely be completed this spring after Old Man Winter has come and gone. […]

Team Pete Toastmasters conquer horror of oratory

By Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Although Toastmasters may sound like an organization dedicated to dominating a particular breakfast staple, Team Pete’s Toastmasters are rather a friendly bunch with a passion for speaking and speaking well. This week the Toastmasters gathered once again to […]

STAY CONNECTED WITH CSBJ