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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
Participants at Peterson’s ASIST workshop use role-playing to practice suicide intervention skills. ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – workshops are held four times a year to help servicemembers and base employees recognize warning signs and help their colleagues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Dahl) ASIST workshop teaches suicide prevention skills
One woman, distraught over her husband's death, contemplated taking morphine to end her pain. Upset about the death of his dog - and only friend - an older man said he might overdose on pills. And a servicemember, worried about a recent demotion, sat in a windowsill, ready to jump. These situations, and more like them, played out at the Peterson
0 6/08
2007
Default Air Force Logo ESOHCAMP not summer camp for Team Pete
The 21st Mission Support Group commander is asking Team Pete to assist with the preparation for the June 18 to 22 ESOHCAMP assessment. The Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment Management Program isn't a military summer camp, but rather a comprehensive assessment of how units comply with environmental, safety and
0 6/08
2007
Newlyweds Tech. Sgts. Rickey and Whitney Johnson discuss their wedding with Chaplain Darrell Clark. All of the base’s chaplains provide counseling for engaged and married couples, a service they wish more people would take part in. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Dahl) Chaplains strive to help couples before, after marriage
When Tech. Sgts. Rickey and Whitney Johnson decided to get married, they started thinking about all the wedding preparations they would have to make. Finding a cake, buying a dress, ordering flowers and - oh, yeah - scheduling some pre-marital counseling. Following the recommendation of Chaplain Darrell Clark, the Johnsons attended weekly
0 6/08
2007
Default Air Force Logo Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act offers provisions designed to protect servicemembers in a variety of ways. Formerly known as the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, it offers helpful protections to military personnel in recognition of the special demands placed upon those serving on active duty. Here's a summary of the law's provisions:
0 6/08
2007
Default Air Force Logo Utilities department releases water quality report
Base residents and employees can get the facts about the water they drink from the recently released Colorado Springs Utilities 2007 Water Quality Report (reporting period Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2006). The report is designed to inform the public about the water and services CSU delivers to the city's population, including Peterson Air Force Base.
0 6/01
2007
Staff Sgt. Dennis Browning, a military working dog handler with the 21st Security Forces Squadron, and King, an explosives and patrol attack dog, search the area during a clearing operation near Khan Bani Sa’ad, about 15 miles south of Baqouba, Iraq, May 15. Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, searched the villages for evidence of insurgent activity in the area. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Armando Monroig) Working dogs bring bite to fight
Soldiers went into a village hunting for insurgents and the materials they use to create car bombs, roadside bombs or suicide vests. The troops took with them their normal weapons and equipment - Bradley fighting vehicles and Stryker vehicles, rifles and ammunition, radios - as they searched the outskirts of Khan Bani Sa'ad, about 15 miles south of
0 5/31
2007
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