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Col. Jay Raymond (left), 21st Space Wing commander, passes command of the 821st Air Base Group to incoming commander Col. Lee-Volker Cox during the 821st ABG change of command ceremony July 12. Colonel Cox arrives at Thule, Greenland, after completing study at the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania. The outgoing commander, Col. Edward Fienga, is filling a 14th Air Force Headquarters position at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo) New command at 821st

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2007
Col. Scott Shepherd (left), 21st Space Wing vice commander, passes the 721st Mission Support Group flag to incoming commander Col. Bradford Gentry during the 721st MSG change of command ceremony July 12. Colonel Gentry most recently served as the Defense Systems Agency Field Office commander, supporting U.S. Joint Forces Command, Air Combat Command, and U.S. Army Forces Command.
Also pictured are outgoing commander Col. Joyce Jenkins-Harden, who is retiring, and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Barron, 721st MSG chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rob L. Bussard)
721st command changes hands

0 7/12
2007
Capt. Heather LaBarge is deployed with the 407th Air Expeditionary Group/Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Rush) Team Pete deploys Warrior Airmen
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: Captain Heather LaBarge Home of record: Rhode Island Birth date/location: May 25, Fort Ord, Monterey, Calif. Date entered the Air Force: Oct. 28, 1987 Deployed as: Intelligence chief, 407th Air Expeditionary
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2007
EL HORNO, Honduras - Master Sgt. Alvaro Magana, left, and Staff Sgt. Natasha Johnson, both from the Medical Element at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, explain to a mother the recommended dosage for her son while dispensing medication during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise June 29, 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sonny Cohrs)                  Peterson medics help village of El Horno, Honduras
While many Americans were getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July with cookouts, fireworks and family outings, five Airmen from Peterson volunteered their four-day weekend to help those in need. Maj. Lea Thies, Capt. Kimberly Evans, Capt. Brian Lupfer, Master Sgt. Alvaro Magana, and Senior Airman Heather Lawrence are deployed to the Medical
0 7/11
2007
Col. Jay Raymond, 21st Space Wing commander, rides in the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo parade July 7 in Colorado Springs. The rodeo, which runs July 11 to 15, donates a percentage of its earnings to local military charities each year. Pictured riding with the colonel is his wife, Mollie. (U.S. Air Force photo by Duncan Wood) Let's rodeo

0 7/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo DUIs can be costly; Airmen urged to drink responsibly
When it comes to drunk driving, Staff Sgt. Julie Boyatt likes to remind Airmen of their options. They can pay about $20 for a cab ride home, she tells them, or they can get behind the wheel and pay thousands of dollars for a ride to jail. "A DUI can cost about $10,000," said Sergeant Boyatt, a member of the 21st Security Forces Squadron who often
0 7/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo DASH program offers free ride
Volunteers on base offer free rides for people who've had one too many drinks. To help people get home safely, participants in the "Drive A Servicemember Home" program are willing to lend a hand at no charge. DASH, formerly known as Enlisted Against Drunk Driving, or EADD, recently changed its name to eliminate acronym confusion and who is able to
0 7/06
2007
Peterson firefighters, donning hazardous material suits, carry casualties from the exercise scene. (U.S. Air Force photo by Larry Hulst) Peterson, city respond to drill at airport
Base fire and rescue crews rushed to the Colorado Springs Airport June 27 responding to a violent airplane crash. When they got to the scene, first responders were confronted with more than 60 victims - car and airplane passengers with severed limbs, gushing head wounds and internal bleeding. Some of them were already dead. As the responders
0 7/05
2007
Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Omdal, 21st Space Wing command chief, decided to re-enlist in the Air Force June 19, opting for three and a half more years of military service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Gilreath) War on terror drives Chief's decision to re-enlist
Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Omdal could be golfing right now - but he's not. He could be taking a nap or looking for a job in the civilian sector - but he's not. He could be planning a wild, week-long Mediterranean getaway with his wife - but he's not. Instead, the 21st Space Wing's command chief is at work, as usual - and he couldn't be happier.
0 7/05
2007
Visiting members of Australia’s National Guard check out exhibits at the Peterson Museum in June. Peterson attracts a few thousand tourists and visitors each year, thanks to its museum and affordable lodging program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Dahl) Base museum, lodging a draw for visitors
Millions of visitors flock to Colorado Springs each summer, visiting Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, the Olympic Training Center... And some of them - just a few - stop here. Thanks to its historic base museum and affordable lodging program, Peterson attracts a few thousand visitors and tourists to the base each year. The Peterson Museum averages
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2007
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