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An artist's rendition of future Peterson housing. Peterson transitions to privatized housing
Officials here handed over control of base housing to a private developer this month, the first step in a process that will eventually bring new homes to both Peterson and Schriever. Private developer Actus Lend Lease closed on a $321 million privatization initiative for Peterson, Schriever and Los Angeles Air Force Bases Sept. 20. Actus -
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2007
The CFC campaign runs from Oct. 2 until Nov. 13. CFC kicks off soon
"Red Cross Responds to Tragic Bridge Collapse," "Church Opens Doors as Shelter." These are just some of the disaster response headlines seen in recent months. Do you ever wonder if there's a way you can help? There is a way. The Air Force Combined Federal Campaign for the Pikes Peak region kicks off Oct. 2, with festivities at the U.S. Air Force
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A flight if Airmen carry the POW/MIA flag to the chapel Sept. 21 as part of the POW/MIA Day ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roberta McDonald) Peterson remembers POWs, MIAs
Ed Beck knows there's nothing fun about being a prisoner of war. Held by the Germans during World War II, Mr. Beck, a retired Army master sergeant, was forced to walk for hours on end, work in a stone quarry and sleep on crowded floors, often with very little food. Though he eventually escaped to France and made it back to the United States, Mr.
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2007
Peterson and Schriever held a joint Air Force birthday celebration Sept. 21 at The Club; more than 300 attended. Former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Sam Parish (pictured) was the guest speaker, and he spoke about Air Force heritage and how the enlisted force will play a more prominent role in tomorrow’s Air Force. The joint event also emphasized the Air Force's role in today's environment of protecting the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Larry Hulst) Celebrating 60

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Default Air Force Logo Card office dealing with lots of people
It's not easy working in the Common Access Card office. But the staff deserve sympathy - and patience - from their customers. Issuing a CAC card is more complex than it seems. Making the CAC card itself is fairly simple. The process usually takes just about a half hour to complete, mostly because of an encryption process that takes at least 12 to
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2007
A replica of the Curtiss P-40E “Warhawk” is part of the Peterson Air and Space Museum, and located at Peterson Boulevard and Ent Avenue. The P-40 was America’s foremost fighter in service when World War II began, and was flown by the Flying Tigers in China. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roberta McDonald) Transfer ceremony reunites pieces of historic Air Force heritage
Two A-10s carried a piece of Flying Tigers heritage away from Peterson Sept. 21, part of an Air Force effort to reunite three pieces of a historic World War II legacy. During the transfer ceremony, the 76th Space Control Squadron here gave its piece of the Flying Tigers heritage, which it has held since 1995, to the new 76th Fighter Squadron, a
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Flying Tigers to leave Peterson
An important piece of World War II heritage will be flying away - literally - from Peterson this week. The 76th Space Control Squadron is transferring its Flying Tigers heritage to the new 76th Fighter Squadron this week. The 76th FS is a Reserve associate unit from the 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman AFB, Mo., which will fly A-10s out of the
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Col. Jay Raymond, 21st Space Wing commander, and Airman Michael Lee, 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron, cut the Air Force’s ceremonial birthday cake Sept. 18 at the Aragon Dining Facility. The Air Force marks its 60th birthday this year. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Celebrating 60

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2007
Senior Airman David McDonald hugs his wife Jenny after returning from Iraq Sept. 14. Airman McDonald was one of a dozen members of the 21st Security Forces Squadron returning from a six-month deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Larry Hulst) Deployed Airmen return home
Applause and cheers filled the lobby of the Colorado Springs Airport Sept. 14, as several members of the 21st Space Wing's Security Forces Squadron returned home from Iraq. After six months away - seven for a few who had to undergo training - a dozen Airmen from the squadron were greeted by waiting moms, dads, wives and children, a few holding
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2007
Construction continues in earnest at the West Gate; the re-opening ceremony is slated for Nov. 5. The visitors center and gate house are nearly complete, while work goes on with the landscaping, street lights, bridge and paving the new road. (U.S. Air Force photo by Steve Brady) West Gate project on schedule
Sitting in traffic at the North and East gates might seem frustrating now, but, in a couple of months, it will all be a distant memory. Contractors are working six days a week putting the finishing touches on the $12.7 million renovation project, which is nearly 80 percent complete. Barring any fall snowstorms, the gate is on track to re-open Nov.
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