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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
PETERSON AFB, Colo. -- Former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Robert D. Gaylor held an enlisted call Aug. 2 at The Club. Chief Gaylor, the fifth CMSAF, was the guest speaker during the Master Sergeant Induction Ceremony Aug. 3. (U.S. Air Force photo) Chief entertains, enlightens
"I can be hazardous to any negative thoughts," said former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Robert D. Gaylor. It was quite a way to begin a presentation, but as anyone who has ever heard him speak, no one would have expected anything less. Chief Gaylor, the fifth CMSAF, was the guest speaker during the Master Sergeant Induction Ceremony here Aug.
0 8/13
2007
A Soldier helps distribute Victory Boxes to a group of girls in Tikrit, Iraq. Victory Boxes is a national program that gives citizens and servicemembers empty mailing boxes addressed to military members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Participants then fill the boxes with school supplies, used toys, clothes and more, and ship them overseas (U.S. Air Force photo) Victory Boxes aid war effort
A cardboard box full of toothpaste, clothes and used toys isn't worth much here. But in Iraq or Afghanistan, the same box could save hundreds of lives - and possibly help the United States win the war on terrorism. That's the concept behind Victory Boxes, a national program recently launched here by Maj. Jason Gross. The effort gives citizens and
0 8/10
2007
Kids attending the Operation Military Kids Character Camp work on balancing a teetering platform during a ropes course exercise at the Air Force Academy. Roughly 250 children of military members stationed in Colorado Springs attended the camp, which taught leadership and teamwork skills and was free for participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Dahl) Military kids learn new skills at free camp
Kate Tennermann spent the last week in July playing games, making friends and - though she didn't know it until later - learning a few new skills. Kate, whose father is an Airman stationed at Schriever Air Force Base, was one of roughly 250 children of military members who attended Operation Military Kids Character Camp. The four-day day camp
0 8/10
2007
Senior Airman Christopher Blevins is deployed with the 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo) Warrior Airmen deploy worldwide
Team Pete has about 250 Warrior Airmen deployed around the world. Here's how one of those Airmen are serving their country. Rank and name: Senior Airman Christopher Blevins Birth date: Sept. 20, 1982 Home of record: Imperial, Calif. Date entered the Air Force: Feb. 12, 2002 Deployed as: Security response member, 407th Expeditionary Security Forces
0 8/06
2007
Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, thousands of shoppers crowded the new commissary to take advantage of huge savings. The new commissary has about 52,000 square feet of retail space, nearly twice the size of the old commissary.
Pictured are (left to right) Master Sgt. Drew Holland, Mr. Scott Simpson, Mr. Patrick Nixon, Mr. Bobby Mings, Mrs. Yvonne Martinez, Ms. Maklea Martinez, Col. Jay Raymond and Mrs. Mollie Raymond.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Roberta McDonald) Commissary opening draws hundreds
Move over, Whole Foods. Safeway is so last year. And King Soopers? Over it. Shoppers here are opting for the newest store in town, Peterson's commissary, which opened Aug. 3. Hundreds of active duty, their families and retirees lined up hours before the store's grand opening to get a glimpse of the 103,000 square-foot facility and its more than
0 8/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo New club to help brain-injured servicemembers
A new organization in Colorado Springs could provide extra help for servicemembers with brain-related injuries. Springs resident Debi Bauer is starting a local chapter of Pilot International, a volunteer group dedicated to raising awareness about brain disorders and disabilities, as well as helping those affected by them. Mrs. Bauer said she hopes
0 8/03
2007
Default Air Force Logo Aggressors train Peterson Airmen
Early in July, aggressors from the 57th Adversary Tactics Group at Nellis AFB, Nev., deployed to Peterson to train Airmen at the 21st Space Wing and Air Force Space Command to defeat space, cyberspace and information operations threats. The total force team, composed of personnel from the 527th Space Aggressor Squadron, the 26th Space Aggressor
0 8/03
2007
Mosquitoes can be carriers of the West Nile Virus. (Courtesy graphic) West Nile found in dead bird on base
A dead raven found on base July 26 tested positive for the West Nile Virus, officials said. No human cases have been reported here. The finding is not cause for panic; some wild birds can carry the virus, according to base public health officials. "We don't want to cause alarm with a single dead bird," said Capt. Ian Wiechert, 21st Aerospace
0 8/02
2007
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