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  • Wounded warriors join SnoFest

    First Lt. Ed Salau was a member of the North Carolina Army National Guard on patrol in Iraq in 2004 when a rocket propelled grenade penetrated the Bradley Fighting Vehicle he was riding in. Lieutenant Salau, the platoon leader, lost his left leg and his gunner lost his right leg in the attack by insurgents. "We were able to kill or capture the guys
  • Dancing, movie, displays part of Native American Heritage Month celebration

    Base Exchange patrons got more than low-priced goods and a quick lunch Nov. 14. Members of the Sweetwater Indian Dancers treated customers and passersby to traditional Native American dancing and drumming during the lunch hour. Part of the base's Native American Heritage Month celebration, the event was meant to give the Peterson community a taste
  • Museum busy reassembling missile procedures trainer

    Right now, the endless sea of materials piled on the floor of the Peterson Museum hangar looks like - well, an endless sea of materials. But thanks to base and local community volunteers, those materials will soon become a permanent, interactive missile exhibit here. Members of the museum foundation, volunteers from the 21st Space Wing and Air
  • CFC hits close to home

    "Two minutes and it all comes back to you" is a phrase becoming more and more familiar as the slogan for the 2007 Combined Federal Campaign. For one family at Peterson, these words ring true. Staff Sgt. Michael Bishop, 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron, and his family benefited greatly from an organization supported through the CFC. Last year 21st
  • Airmen visit vets, bring back memorable stories

    His fair skin may have wrinkles and his hearing may not be what it used to, but the blue eyes of war veteran Jack Egon appear bright and ageless as he talks of many decades gone by. This visual rang true to four Airmen and two civilians as they visited residents at the Walsenburg Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home Oct. 26. Located 50 miles south
  • Welcome home

    Familiar faces and warm embraces were on the menu at a welcome home dinner for servicemembers recently returned from deployment Oct. 29 at the Club here. The event recurring event is held by the 21st Space Wing. Among those attending were Capt. Jason Holder, Capt. Jason Thompson and Maj. Mark Wood, all newly home from a four-month deployment in
  • Communications; You can talk about us, but you can't talk without us

    A familiar saying by Air Force communications troops recently proved to be true - "You can talk about us, but you can't talk without us." An attack by anti-coalition forces on the AWCC communication towers damaged several towers, leaving them non-operational. The impact to the Gardez Provincial Reconstruction Team was huge. "We lost all network
  • The Navajo Code Talkers

    November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize and reflect on the contributions made by Native Americans. The first state recognition of American Indians came in 1916, when the governor of New York declared the second Saturday in May as "American Indian Day." Finally in 1990, President George Bush Sr., approved a joint resolution
  • Team Pete recognizes National Breast Cancer Awareness month

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and since the program began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older, and breast cancer deaths have declined. This is exciting progress, but there are still women who do not take advantage of early detection at all and others who do not get screening mammograms
  • Unit volunteers in honor of Make a Difference Month

    The Chins Up Center, a local nonprofit, was desperate for office furniture. A business on Colorado Springs' northwest side needed to unload more than 15 cubicle workstations. When the two hooked up, the match seemed perfect. The only problem? How to get a large load of cubicle walls, desks and file cabinets across town - for free. Thanks to a group
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