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Lt. Col. Craig Williams takes the 447th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron flag from Col. Fred Cheney, 447th Air Expeditionary Group commander, signifying his assupmtion of command for the squadron at Sather Air Base, Iraq, Feb. 12. Colonel Williams is assigned to the 311th Airlift Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Sather AB is located on the west side of Baghdad International Airport and is the largest mover of passengers in Iraq, averaging 6,200 passengers weekly and the second largest mover of cargo in Iraq, averaging more than 1,700 tons weekly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Amanda Callahan) Peterson officer assumes command in Iraq

0 2/12
2008
The OPSEC Purple Dragon. (Courtesy graphic) OPSEC: It's everyone's business
Operations security is one of the many programs that may just save your life and the lives of the people you work with. Since the 1970s, the OPSEC process has been integrated into the daily lives of servicemembers everywhere. It is how we keep adversaries and people who are just plain nosy from snooping into information that is sensitive or
0 2/11
2008
Airman 1st Class Markesha Dorsey reads to preschoolers at the Peterson Child Development Center Feb. 8. In honor of Black History Month, members of Peterson’s African-American/Black History Committee are reading stories with African-American characters to children at the CDC throughout the month of February. Readers will be at the main CDC from 3 - 4 p.m. and at the CDC annex from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Feb. 15 and 22. To volunteer as a reader, call Tech. Sgt. Tracey King at 556-4723. Reading about Black History Month

0 2/11
2008
Staff Sgt. Sara Smyer, 21st Space Wing command post, orchestrated the first command post flight follow mission for the Air Force’s second busiest distinguished visitor flightline, supporting more than 83 flights in the first month of implementation. She was instrumental in bolstering regional Emergency Response Operations by integrating the command post, security forces and the fire department into a single command and control center. While deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, she reduced risk to coalition force convoys by directing 5,000 U.S. Army missions. As a Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation committee member, she helped raise $845,000 for new city parks. Finally, while attending Airman Leadership School, Sergeant Smyer garnered the John L. Levitow Award. (U.S. Air Force photo)
21st Space Wing annual award winners

0 2/11
2008
THULE AIR BASE, Greenland -- Farda Olsen, Danish Police Inspector, and Kenzo, a 4-year-old German Shepherd drug detecting dog, search the Thule Air Base Exchange for narcotics Jan. 25. Kenzo and Inspector Olsen visited Thule AB Jan. 25-28 and searched nearly 20 buildings and facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Nicole Langley) International cooperation ensures drug enforcement, reduction
Team Thule members were recently surprised to see and hear a dog at this remote Arctic installation. A Danish Police Inspector and his canine counterpart paid a visit to Thule Air Base Jan. 25 - 28. Farda Olsen, a 33-year-old Greenland native and Danish Police Inspector, and Kenzo, a 4-year-old, all-black German shepherd, arrived here from Thule's
0 2/07
2008
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Senior Airman Jonathan Kidwell, one of the 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy equipment flight's Dirt Boyz, spreads out concrete with a modified rake here, Feb. 6. Raking and pushing around the concrete helps to prevent bubbles and ensures that the pad is exactly one foot deep. Airman Kidwell is deployed from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Julianne Showalter) Deployed 21st SW Airman supports Balad mission

0 2/07
2008
Beginning March 3, members can take advantage of a new flat-rate box from the U.S. Postal Service that is 50 percent larger and delivered for $10.95 to an APO/FPO address -- $2 less than for domestic destinations. (Courtesy photo/USPS)
Postal Service offers first-time military discount
Planning to send a care package to a military service member serving abroad? Send it after March 3 to take advantage of a new flat-rate box from the Postal Service that is 50 percent larger and delivered for $10.95 to an APO/FPO address -- $2 less than for domestic destinations. "This is the first time the Postal Service has offered a special price
0 2/07
2008
Staff Sgt. Mark Goenen, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, coordinates fire response efforts with command and control officials at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 7. Firefighters from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., and the Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to a fire-related incident at a fueling terminal east of the city. Peterson has several mutual aid agreements with the city of Colorado Springs to support emergency responder situations if asked by local officials. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen Collier)
Peterson Fire Department responds to reported fire
Three crash trucks from this base responded to a fuel spill at a gas station on Drennan Road at approximately 7:45 a.m. Feb. 7.No fire was found when base firefighters responded to the scene. Colorado Springs Fire Department arrived on scene and assumed control of the situation. Peterson AFB and Colorado Springs have mutual aid agreements that
0 2/07
2008
The places where the electron travels is the cyber domain, or cyberspace. And the ability to deliver a full range of cyber effects -- to detect, deter, deceive, disrupt, defend, deny, and defeat any signal or electron transmission -- is the essence of fighting in cyberspace.
Graphic by Virginia Reyes of the Air Force News Agency. Up in 'ARMS': Airmen’s records to be electronic only
Airmen will soon be able to access their unit personnel records groups, or UPRGs, online here. Beginning Feb. 1, the Military Personnel Flight will undergo a screening and packing process of an estimated 4,200 active-duty military UPRGs. These UPRGs will be sent to the Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph AFB, Texas, in preparation for electronic
0 2/05
2008
Rachel Trent, from the Peterson Youth Center, hands popcorn and soda to Mrs. Nancy Diel Feb. 1 during free movie nights at the base theater. Sponsored by the 21st Services Squadron, members with access to the base can enjoy free, newly-released movies and discounted snacks and beverages each week. Mrs. Diel is married to Lt. Col. Todd Diel who is assigned to Air Force Space Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Corey Dahl) Base auditorium opens for free movies
Popcorn. Big Screen. Surround Sound. Opening its doors for movie nights Feb. 1 and 2, Peterson's base auditorium had all the elements of a standard movie theater. Only one thing was missing: the overpriced tickets. Thanks to the 21st Services Squadron, dozens of Airmen and their families were able to enjoy free showings of recent movies such as
0 2/05
2008
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