Airman wages war against breast cancer

Commentary by Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —  “You have cancer.” The three words no one, no matter their age, wants to hear. I happened to receive these words at the age of 29. Though I knew from the moment I found the lump in my […]

SBSS flies past 4th anniversary

By Scott Prater Schriever Sentinel Members of the 1st Space Operations Squadron gathered to celebrate the Space Based Space Surveillance satellite’s fourth anniversary on orbit recently. The event not only provided an opportunity for squadron members and leaders to celebrate mission success, it also helped fortify a new identity for 1 SOPS, which has transitioned […]

Schriever kicks off CFC

By Senior Airman Naomi Griego 50th Space Wing Team Schriever kicked off its 2014 Combined Federal Campaign Friday at the fitness center here. “The kickoff went very well,” said 1st Lt. David Merrill, CFC installation project officer. “We only had a week and a half to organize it but we had more charities and chili […]

Sharing in cyberspace

Commentary by Maj. George R. Sanderlin 21st Space Operations Squadron Detachment 3 Commander Kaena Point Satellite Tracking Station, Hawaii — The Department of Defense defines cyberspace as “a global domain within the information environment consisting of the interdependent network of information technology infrastructures and resident data, including the internet, telecommunications networks, computers systems, and embedded processors and […]

Stiles rules half-marathon in style

By Staff Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes 50th Space Wing Public Affairs It was approximately 8:58 a.m. Friday at Schriever Air Force Base. With a 9 mph wind and 35-degree temperature, the season felt like winter. The cloudy weather’s ominous look did not help either. A group of 28 individuals huddled together at an unpaved track. […]

Weathering the storm

By Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel Air Force News Service WASHINGTON  —  In the absolute silence of space, a special group of satellites circles our planet in a fast, low earth orbit, their cameras and sensors point toward Earth as they record endless data and images of storm systems and weather patterns moving across the globe […]

Schriever SAI back for 2015

By Scott Prater Schriever Sentinel Schriever’s Single Airman Initiative for fiscal 2014 ended Sept. 30, but SAI director Seth Cannello says the wildly popular program will continue on in fiscal 2015 with a fresh round of funding. As the fiscal 2014 program drew to a close, it was an appropriate time for Cannello to reflect […]

Team Schriever begins Energy Action Month

50th Space Wing Public Affairs October is the official Energy Action Month for the Air Force. To help celebrate the energy month this year, Team Schriever is kicking off its “Biggest Energy Reducer Competition.” Energy Action Month is a campaign that is designed to focus attention on energy and water savings activities. This year’s theme […]

Coach zeroes in on Wounded Warriors’ abilities

By Staff Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes 50th Space Wing Public Affairs COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — He doesn’t see scars, illnesses or disabilities. Don’t get him wrong, he does care. However, in his sport, he only has one requirement. “Do they have a positive attitude and the willingness to learn?” asked Todd Benson. For two years, […]

PIKE nears end of service

By Scott Prater Schriever Sentinel The 22nd Space Operations Squadron will officially decommission the Colorado Tracking Station here during a ceremony Monday, signaling the end of operations for one of the Air Force Satellite Control Network’s most valued assets of the past two decades. Commonly referred to as PIKE, the station has long been associated […]