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Lt. Col. Derrek Sanks, 21st Space Wing Civil Engineering Squadron commander, talks about gate changes May 15 near the West Gate. Changes at the West Gate will include more lanes and a new visitor center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Dahl) Blueprint 2050 gate changes to reshape base, city traffic flow
Improvements at each of Peterson's gates over the next few years will likely change the way drivers navigate the base and the city roads around it. Col. Jay Santee, commander of the 21st Space Wing, outlined Peterson's long-term transportation plans during a media conference on Blueprint 2050 May 15. The plan calls for major changes at each of the
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2007
Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Young was named the new commandant of the Vosler NCO Academy here. Chief Young assumes responsibility May 29. (U.S. Air Force photo) New NCOA commandant excited about teaching, meeting people
Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Young has spent 21 years in the Air Force, but he counts just two and a half of them as his favorite. A personnel specialist for most of his career, Chief Young spent 30 months working as an instructor at the Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy a year and a half ago, and knew a switch to Professional Military
0 5/17
2007
Default Air Force Logo New bus route to cut down on cars, pollution
Norbert Lopez never has to scrape his icy windshield on winter mornings. He couldn't care less about rising gas prices. And, whenever traffic is heavy, he just sits back and relaxes with a book. His secret? Public transportation. For the last 22 years, Mr. Lopez has taken the city bus from his home near the Citadel Mall to his office here at the
0 5/17
2007
About 25 volunteers from the 21st Space Wing Director of Staff wash an F-86L “Dog Sabre” May 11 at the Peterson Museum. The unit “adopted” the aircraft, and wash it three times each year, giving it a coat of wax once a year. The group moved quickly, and had enough time to wash an additional craft which has not been adopted yet.
The museum has 17 aircraft, including three Army missiles, on display and needs volunteers to adopt seven of them. To adopt an aircraft, call the museum at 556-8314. (U.S. Air Force photo by Steve Brady) Bird bath

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2007
Tech. Sgt. Harry Metheny (left), and Col. Manny Hidalgo sign new leases with Paula Potter-Hayes, property manager with Actus Lend Lease and Tierra Vista Communities. Attending a town hall meeting May 9, the Airmen were among the first to sign lease agreements with Tierra Vista, which will begin managing housing on Peterson this summer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Dahl) First leases signed for privatized housing
For Debra Metheny and her husband, Tech. Sgt. Harry Metheny, the decision to stay in base housing came down to protecting their four kids. "We like the security factor with the kids," said Mrs. Metheny. "Granted, there are weirdos in the military, too, but it kind of cuts that percentage down." For Lt. Col. Harry Richter, the promise of
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Missile defense in great shape, expert says
North Korea, Iran, Syria. The list of countries with weapons of mass destruction seems to grow daily, but the United States is prepared for the threats, says Steve Fleet of the Missile Defense Agency. Mr. Fleet, director of the MDA's Warfighter Support Center at Schriever Air Force Base, gave an update on the nation's missile defense system at the
0 5/10
2007
Staff Sgt. Matthew Nuckolls and Senior Airman Tyson Johnson, Explosive Ordnance Detachment, teach children how to operate a robot used for handling, disarming and detonating explosive devices in the field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joe Fischer) A child's view of military life...Job shadow day
Ninety children from Carmel Middle School got career lessons from members of the 21st Space Wing, as part of the annual Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day . Students spent two hours April 20 with workplace hosts who showed them the different career paths in the military. The children learned of the professionalism that carries into a military
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2007
A grove and bench in Eagle Park were dedicated to Phil McDonald May. 3 Mr. McDonald, Peterson's grounds manager since 1973, retired in January. During his three decades at Peterson, he saw more than 15,000 trees planted here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Dahl) Longtime groundskeeper honored with grove
When Phil McDonald came to Peterson in the 1970s, there were a handful of trees on base. When he retired this January, the base could count roughly 15,000. Coincidence? Not exactly. As Peterson's ground manager since 1973, Mr. McDonald worked on improving the base's landscape for more than three decades. He was honored May 3 when officials
0 5/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo OPSEC – a family responsibility
"Hi ... I'm Jane Doe, 23, married to John, 25. He works in SFS as a gate guard. He is deployed right now and will be home May 30 after being gone for nine months!! We have one son, Johnny, who is 20 months. We have been here for a little over a year. We came from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota ... we were there for three years. I would like to join
0 5/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo Peterson challenges individuals to tackle energy
Last year Peterson consumed nearly $8 million worth of energy. An estimated 10 percent of that energy is wasted on leaving lights on, propping doors open and other energy-wasting activities. That's $800,000 wasted annually. If you asked who pays this bill, you'd get a variety of answers. Some might say the government or the American taxpayers.
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2007
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