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Default Air Force Logo Summer brings sex assaults, need for awareness
It happens to at least one out of every six military women. About 10 percent of military men will experience it. And about 85 percent of cases aren't even reported. It's not an injury or sickness - it's sex assault and it's more common than most people think. "If this was a disease, we'd be calling it an epidemic," said Jeanine Arnold, Peterson's
0 6/26
2007
Hundreds turned out for Col. Jay Santee’s farewell barbecue June 15 at Eagle Park. Colonel Santee leaves his post as 21st Space Wing commander June 28 to become vice commander, 14th Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rob Bussard) Wing bids commander goodbye with burgers, gifts
The wing commander now has a few extra items to pack before he leaves Peterson. The wing's various groups showered Col. Jay Santee with gifts - mostly of the tacky and humorous variety - at a farewell barbeque June 15. Colonel Santee is leaving to become vice commander of the 14th Air Force at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. A crowd of hundreds, munching on
0 6/20
2007
A volleyball player spikes the ball during Peterson's Sports and Field Day June 14. Volleyball was just one of many activities offered during the day-long event, which was meant to encourage fitness for all base employees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Dahl) Hundreds of volunteers, participants turn out for Sports Day
Capt. Nicole Baert had a busy day at work last week. First there was the 5K run in the morning, followed by a couple of games of dodge ball and volleyball. In between, she managed to grill up some hot dogs and cheer on her friends during a game of tug of war. But Captain Baert wasn't slacking off; she was just one of hundreds of base employees
0 6/20
2007
Members of the Daedalians, a fraternal order of military pilots, take turns peeking into the cockpit of one of two F-22s parked on Peterson's flightline June 15. Flown in from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., the planes were on display as part of the Daedalians' national convention, which took place in Colorado Springs June 13-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Dahl) F-22 visits Peterson

0 6/18
2007
Members of the 850th Electronic Systems Group and the Space Logistics Group here sort donations for children in Afghanistan as part of a recent toy and clothing drive. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Dahl) Building bands together to help Afghan kids
What can one building of Peterson employees do for a country of needy children in just two days? As it turns out, a lot. After an Airman deployed to Bagram asked for their help, the servicemembers and staff in Building 2025 collected hundreds of toys and clothing items for Afghan children over a period of two days in May. The gently-used and new
0 6/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo New energy plan aims to conserve energy, money at Peterson
A new energy plan will be rolled out in the coming months to make sure Peterson meets its conservation goals - and maintains its utilities budget. The Energy Excellence Program, a four-pillar blueprint for energy reduction, is being developed to help the base comply with Executive Order 13423, signed by President Bush in January. According to the
0 6/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo Command will change, but mission must continue, Santee says
Though he'll be leaving in a couple of weeks, Col. Jay G. Santee, 21st Space Wing commander, would like everyone to continue the work that started while he was here. Giving his final commander's call June 12, Colonel Santee highlighted the advancements made on base over the last few years. During this time Peterson has modernized to provide
0 6/15
2007
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney McKinley held an enlisted call June 6 at the Peterson auditorium. Chief McKinley addressed the Air Force Shaping Initiative, new uniforms, training and other Air Force priorities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Larry Hulst) Changes will ultimately benefit Airmen, says Air Force Chief
An Air Force-wide plan to reduce the number of Airmen while saving money for equipment upgrades will be difficult but, ultimately, beneficial, said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney McKinley. Stopping by Peterson June 6 for an enlisted call, Chief McKinley spoke with Airmen about the Air Force Shaping Initiative, which will reduce the
0 6/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Father's day, minus the father
Like most families, the Bonds have already started mapping out their Father's Day plans. Mother Aimee has organized a picnic with family. Kylie, 14, and Kory, 13, have helped purchase presents, and four-year-old Kenna has even colored pictures for the occasion. But the Bonds will be missing one critical element this year - the father. The Bonds are
0 6/11
2007
The new Peterson Base Exchange opened June 6 to a huge crowd of shoppers. The new 60,000 square-foot facility nearly doubles the size of the old BX. (Left to right) Dwayne Ochs, AAFES general manager, Col. Jay G. Santee, 21st SW commander, Maj. Gen. Bill Essex, AAFES commander, and Mike Friedman, Peterson BX manager, declared the store open. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Plummer) Large crowd turns out for BX opening
Less than an hour after the new Base Exchange opened June 6, Kristin Verhovec had already declared herself a fan. Browsing large aisles stocked with everything from paper towels to iPods, Ms. Verhovec, whose husband is stationed at Schriever Air Force Base, said she's already planning to be a frequent customer. "I didn't go to the old BX a lot,
0 6/08
2007
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