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  • Day celebrates wingman culture Briefings, race emphasize looking out for one another

    Wingmen - they're pretty essential. Flying a plane? You're going to need a wingman. Going through a rough time in your life? A wingman will help you out. Need someone to drive you home from a party? Better get a wingman. To recognize the importance of being a good wingman, the 21st Space Wing celebrated Wingman Day Oct. 5. Airmen and civilians
  • Peterson hosts 'Idol' competition

    Look out, Kelly Clarkson. Members of Team Pete were channeling their inner American Idols Sept. 28 as the base hosted its first Peterson Idol competition. Organized by the Junior Enlisted Association, the competition featured 11 contestants from both Peterson and Schriever, singing everything from pop ballads to modern rock. Judges then selected
  • Cheyenne Mountain firefighters face unique challenges

    When the fire alarm rings at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, the firefighters there - just like any other fire department - spring into action. There's lots of scrambling to strap on gear, rushing to grab air packs and other materials. But, instead of hopping on a shiny red fire engine once they're ready, the firefighters with the 721st
  • SnoFest: An affordable winter R&R option

    It's time to start planning for SnoFest. The military's 18th annual snow sports weekend is Jan. 25-27, 2008, at Keystone Resort. SnoFest features a variety of activities, including competitive ski and snowboard racing, fantastic parties and a variety of other activities. Discounts on lodging, lift tickets, and equipment make SnoFest the most fun
  • Honors due, paying respect to flag

    The military is full of tradition, from what we wear to why we salute. Among those traditions are the playing of Reveille, Retreat and Taps. Currently, the following bugle calls are sounded seven days a week: Reveille at 7 a.m., retreat (followed by the National Anthem) at 5:30 p.m., and Taps at 10 p.m. Starting July 30, "To the Colors" will be
  • Peterson marks 65th anniversary

    "Just sagebrush, jack rabbits and rattlesnakes..." That's how retired Air Force Chief Warrant Officer James Chastain described a patch of Colorado prairie when he arrived here in June 1942. Chastain was a member of the newly-formed 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 2nd Photographic Group, Army Air Forces, the first flying unit to arrive at
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