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Airmen from the 21st Operations Support Squadron banded together to give the F-94 "Starfire" a thorough cleaning on Aug.10 as part of the Adopt-A-Plane program.  The F-94 was the host of many firsts:  first U.S. fighter without guns; first non-experimental straight-winged aircraft to break the sound barrier; first to employ a drag chute and to use the Hughes automatic fire control system; and the first U.S. radar detected destruction of an enemy plane by an American jet. (Photo by Jeff Nash) F-94 gets "star" treatment

0 8/17
2007
Peterson Airmen gave a military working dog demonstration Aug. 4 in Woodland Park, Colo. Here, Tech. Sgt. Jesse Frank, 21st Security Forces Squadron, and his dog Atak, showed the crowd how they detain a suspect. Sergeant Frank also explained the importance of the working dogs while deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq. "If we could bring a dog (on patrol) with us, we did," Sergeant Frank said. "We use them for just about everything over there, searching vehicles, searching stuff coming onto the base, (including) mail. Unfortunately, we never have enough dogs." The demonstration was part of the 25th anniversary of Langstaff-Brown Urgent Care Center in Woodland Park. (Courtesy photo) Bite out of crime

0 8/15
2007
The F-104 “Starfighter” static display located on the corner of Stewart Avenue and Peterson Boulevard got a fresh coat of paint recently. Lovern’s Inc. spent two and a half weeks repainting the historic aircraft, finishing work Aug. 10. The F-104 was the first combat aircraft capable of sustained Mach 2 flight. It is one of 16 aircraft static displays that are part of the Peterson Air and Space Musuem. (Photo by Erv Smalley) F-104 gets facelift

0 8/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo Air University symposium focuses on space education
Space educators and experts converge on Alabama this fall to find common ground on how to better educate students about the country's reliance on the cosmos. Notable speakers from military, interagency and civilian space and educational institutions will present their respective views about the shared national security and economic dependency on
0 8/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo AF announces staff sergeant promotion rates
The Air Force today announced it selected 15,130 of 36,608 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant. The staff sergeant selection rate, 41.33 percent, rose 5.46 percent from last year. "The promotion opportunity for this year is outstanding," said Chief Master Sgt. Rusty Nicholson, enlisted promotion branch chief at the Air Force
0 8/15
2007
PETERSON AFB, Colo. -- Security forces recently arrested a man in connection with a series of thefts in family housing. Damages and stolen property amounted to the thousands, as pictured here. Since the man is now a civilian, the investigation was turned over to the Colorado Springs police. (U.S. Air Force photo by Larry Hulst) Thief breaks into cars in base housing
Peterson police have caught the man believed responsible for several recent car break-ins in family housing. On Aug. 9, 21st Space Wing Security Forces arrested a 22-year-old former Soldier who they suspect is responsible for breaking into roughly a dozen cars on base within the previous two weeks. The man was recently discharged from the Army and
0 8/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Peterson Airmen pick up two state awards
Peterson cleaned up at the annual Colorado Air Force Association awards in July, taking home two out of the 10 state-wide honors presented. Staff Sgt. Andrew Williams, 721st Security Forces Squadron at Cheyenne Mountain, received the Airman of the Year award, and Tech. Sgt. Christopher Terrio, with the 6th Space Warning Squadron in Cape Cod, won
0 8/14
2007
With the summertime heat, the dunk tank was a popular event Aug. 11 at the 2007 Kids Fair. Hundreds of military members and their families attended the fair, hosted by the 21st Services Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rob Bussard) Kid's carnival fun

0 8/13
2007
PETERSON AFB, Colo. -- Senior Airman Melissa Tracy, 21st Security Forces Squadron, trains with the new card reader Aug. 8 at the Visitors Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kim Young) Another layer of security added to Peterson gates
For those entering Peterson, a simple flash of the ID card won't be enough. DEFENSE ID, a new security device to help secure the installation, is being put into use here, base officials announced in early August. The advanced identification card verification system will be used at all Peterson and Cheyenne Mountain gates. The system uses a handheld
0 8/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo Operation Nighthawk checks Airmen for drugs
Servicemembers entering Peterson early on July 30 ended up having a lot more than their ID card checked. Between midnight and 3 a.m., the Air Force Office of Special Investigations conducted Operation Night Hawk. Agents stopped every other vehicle entering the base and had any military occupants immediately submit to a urinalysis. Special Agent
0 8/13
2007
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