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  • Golden Knight - April 2009

    Col. Jay Raymond, former 21st Space Wing commander (right) and Chief Master Sgt. Tim Omdal, 21st SW chief master sergeant (left), presented the 21st Space Wing Golden Knight Award for April to the 21st Communications Squadron COMSEC Inspection Prep Team. The Golden Knight is awarded each month to a unit deserving of recognition for the outstanding
  • Golden Knight Award - March 2009

    Col. Jay Raymond, former 21st Space Wing commander (left), awarded the 21st Security Forces Squadron Delta Flight the Golden Knight Award for March, for providing unsurpassed installation protection, law enforcement and security for Peterson. The Golden Knight is awarded each month to a unit deserving of recognition for the outstanding mission
  • 21st Space Wing library among seven in Air Force to reach 'premier status'

    The Peterson library received the Department of Defense Morale Welfare and Recreation Premier Status Award at an annual DoD library workshop in Chicago, Ill., in July. Peterson's library is one of seven in the Air Force to win the award for exceeding core MWR standards to earn premier status. The premier standards involve heightened levels in three
  • 100th MDB completes warrior training, team building exercise

    Although no tents were pitched or shower points constructed, the 100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-based Midcourse Defense) went to minimum manning on their city-saving consoles to conduct an Army Warrior Training exercise here Aug. 22. Ten tasks were completed, giving these missile defenders and staff members a chance to re-familiarize
  • Peterson acts as keeper of the Voodoo

    Peterson Air Force Base is taking steps to care for its rich history and Air Force heritage with the relocation of the McDonnell F-101B Voodoo static display this fall. "The Voodoo was a major aircraft that was used in Canada and North America," said Jeff Nash, Peterson Air and Space Museum deputy director and curator. "The basic mission of the
  • Falcon Flight takes Eagle Flight, ALS increases AF knowledge

    The final Jeopardy question is: How many years did Chuck Norris serve in the Air Force? The question was successfully answered by Falcon Flight during the new Airman Leadership School Jeopardy learning tool. The flight is one of two teams for a total of 24 Airmen that graduated ALS on Aug. 12. Falcon Flight triumphed over Eagle Flight, with a final
  • 42 years of "just a little longer"

    The Beatles released "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album. Hollywood's box office hits were, "The Graduate," "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Cool Hand Luke." Gasoline was 33 cents a gallon, movie tickets were $1.25, the average cost of a new home was $14,250 and a new car would cost around $2,750. That was 1967--the year Maj. Gen. Thomas Deppe,
  • Drag racers turn to NORAD visit

    The world of NHRA professional drag racing came to Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the headquarters of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., July 13 following the Mile-High Nationals July 11-12 at Bandimere Speedway in Denver. Four championship
  • WWII Photo Lab commander returns to visit Multimedia Services Center

    Gone are the days of clunky cameras, oversized film enlargers, and wet chemical film processing. Today's photo professionals use compact and efficient digital cameras, personal computers, and digital printers to convert light into pixels, instead of the silver halide emulsions used in film. Here at the Peterson AFB Multimedia Services Center, we
  • Motorcyle riders must follow PPE guidelines

    April is, on average, the second deadliest month for motorcycle crashes, but riders can protect themselves by following the Air Force's personal protective equipment guidelines. A recent review of Air Force motorcycle data showed wearing the right gear really does help. The Air Force Safety Center looked at 582 Class A, B and C mishaps from 2006

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