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A SnoFest skier flies through the blue Rocky Mountain sky during the National Standard Race, or ‘NASTAR’ event Jan. 26. SnoFest, held in Keystone, Colo., is an annual ski weekend targeted at military members and their families. Approximately 3,400 servicemembers and their families attended the SnoFest 2008 event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Todd Ryan) SnoFest ’08 ends with ‘best so far’ title
This year's SnoFest event is over, but many are already calling this 18th annual event the "best so far." SnoFest, an annual ski weekend targeted at military members and their families, was kicked off Jan. 25 by the Air Force's expeditionary entertainment group, 'Tops in Blue,' who were performing at their second SnoFest event. The Tops in Blue
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Airman 1st Class Kevin Krogh (center), with help from an Adaptive Adventures, Inc. instructor, mounts a modified ski basket built for disabled persons Jan. 26. Airman Krogh, who was injured during an automobile accident, is an F-22 Raptor weapons loaders assigned to Langley AFB, Va. Airman Krogh, together with several other disabled servicemembers, took advantage of the company's free ski lessons offered during the annual SnoFest military community event in Keystone, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen Collier) Injured Airman overcomes disabilities on the slopes
For the average person, losing a limb while serving one's country might seem like the sacrifice of sacrifices. For Airman 1st Class Kevin Krogh, it's just another one of life's challenges. Airman Krogh, an F-22 weapons loader assigned to the 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Langley AFB, Va., is one of several injured servicemembers taking
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Total Force 'RAIDRS' keep high frontier secure
The Air Force's newest, defensive counterspace weapons system, assigned to the 16th Space Control Squadron here, will be in the hands of a 'Total Force' Reserve unit later this year. The 380th SPCS, a reserve associate unit based at Peterson AFB, Colo., is expected to maintain and operate America's Rapid Attack, Identification, Detection and
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Col. Kyle Haase, Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Worldwide Deployments program manager, Col. Lee-Volker Cox, 821st Air Base Group commander, and Lt. Col. James Forand, 12th Space Weapon Squadron commander, cut the ribbon at a ceremony held at Thule Air Base, Greenland Jan. 24, marking the symbolic completion of the Upgraded Early Warning Radar construction phase and beginning of the equipment installation phase. The upgrade will consist of modifications to hardware and software that will provide detection and tracking of ballistic missiles launched toward North America and other nations, and is expected to be operational in late 2009 after extensive testing. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Nicole Langley) Thule cuts ribbon on upgraded radar warning site
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held here Jan. 24 as the symbolic completion of the Upgraded Early Warning Radar construction phase at the 21st Space Wing's Ballistic Missile Early Warning System - Site 1. The actual completion of the facility is 95 percent, explained Gary Young, Missile Defense Agency site manager here. The BMEWS is operated by the
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Default Air Force Logo TRICARE Covers Shingles Vaccination
TRICARE now covers the shingles vaccine for beneficiaries based on the endorsement and recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC. TRICARE will cover a single dose of Zostavax -- the vaccine designed to prevent shingles -- for eligible beneficiaries age 60 and older. Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the
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Mimicking the legendary singer, a 'Tops in Blue" performer entertains the crowd Jen. 25 at the 18th annual SnoFest community weekend at in Keystone, Colo. The SnoFest weekend, held until Jan. 27, affords military members and their families an enjoyable weekend in the Rocky Mountains. Several events are available to attendees, including live performances from Air Force-level bands, NASTAR racing competitions and a cardboard box snow sled race. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen Collier) Is that Tom Jones?

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A member of the Air Force's 'Tops in Blue' band performs for the 2008 SnoFest community event Jan. 25 held annually in Keystone, Colo. Now in its 18th year of offering military members and their families an enjoyable weekend in the Rocky Mountains, SnoFest events include performances from Air Force-level bands, several certified NASTAR races and a fun-filled weekend of skiing and snowboarding. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen Collier) Singin' for SnoFest

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Col. Jay Raymond, 21st Space Wing commander (right) presents Tech. Sgt. Lamont Wood with a 21st SW commander's coin Jan. 28 here. Sergeant Wood was presented the coin for his quick actions in saving the life of a choking child in the Peterson base exchange in mid December. Sergeant Wood is assigned to the 731st Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rob Bussard) Airman saves young boy from choking
Janice Zarter and her three-year-old son, Sean, were on an ordinary shopping trip in December, when an ice cube changed everything. Strolling the aisles of the base exchange, Mrs. Zarter had Sean sitting in the cart, snacking on some of the ice in his cup. Mrs. Zarter reminded him to, "Chew, chew, chew," the ice, she said, but, suddenly, he wasn't.
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An artist's rendition of future Peterson housing. Development plan calls for construction of 597 new homes
Tierra Vista Communities, the housing privatization project here, is unveiling its plans to build 597 new homes on base during the next five and a half years. In all, more than 652 homes will be built or renovated during the initial development period. The new housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, a critical component in
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2008
The North American Aerospace Defense Command 50th anniversary logo. The dominant element of the logo is the number 50 in a shiny, golden tone. The golden color was chosen because a 50th anniversary is often referred to as the “Golden Anniversary” or “Golden Jubilee.” The NORAD crest and the name at the bottom of the logo clearly identify the command. The crossed flags of Canada and of the U. S. reflect the bi-national character of NORAD. (Courtesy graphic/NORAD)
NORAD celebrates 50 years of defending N. America
Fifty years ago, the Everly Brothers' song 'All I Have to Do is Dream' was topping the charts, the Hula Hoop was invented and beatniks were referring to cars as "chariots." More importantly, Canada and the U. S. formally acknowledged their mutual commitment to defending their citizens from air attacks. The two countries created the North American
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