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Default Air Force Logo Who knew service before self would be this hard?
Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do are the Air Force Core Values. They're the backbone of what makes our Air Force the best in the world. Of all of them, service before self could be one of the harder ones to accept since it has an effect on one's family rather than being habit like integrity and excellence. On a
0 9/02
2009
Default Air Force Logo Key facts about seasonal influenza
The flu season is starting and will last through late winter. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, and can cause mild to severe symptoms. More than one kind of virus will be spreading this season - the seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus. It is vital that we all take the necessary steps to limit the negative impact
0 9/01
2009
Default Air Force Logo Hero Street, U.S.A. symbolizes sacrifice of military’s Hispanic-American community
A few years ago, my wife and our youngest son were invited to visit Augustana College. Our son was considering the possibility of enrolling there after high school. While there, we simply could not pass up the opportunity to visit a neighborhood that a friend had told us about during a Hispanic American Observance Luncheon - a neighborhood entirely
0 8/28
2009
Default Air Force Logo AFSPC Labor Day safety message
Labor Day marks the end of summer and the last few days of the 2009 Critical Days of Summer Safety Campaign. We lost a valuable member of our AFSPC family in June -- not on vacation; just driving home from work on a two-lane blacktop in the middle of the day. Based upon Air Force statistics, four Airmen die each month while driving, riding or
0 8/28
2009
Default Air Force Logo Four priorities lead to mission success
What a great time to be assigned to the 21st Space Wing! My family and I are thrilled to be back in the wing, and living in Colorado Springs. We have enjoyed meeting many of you already, and very much appreciate the warm welcome you have given us. We look forward to visiting all our units both here at Peterson AFB as well as at our geographically
0 8/25
2009
Default Air Force Logo School, sports physicals are vital requirement
Parents are familiar with annual school and sports physical requirement as part of a comprehensive health maintenance strategy for their children. The frequency of regular checkups is influenced by a variety of factors. For infants, check-ups are recommended about every 2 to 6 months depending on age. From two to 11 years old, annual check-ups are
0 8/24
2009
Default Air Force Logo Farewell to a great wing
It is time to say goodbye to the men and women of the 21st Space Wing and to two of the most rewarding years of my Air Force career. We've had many opportunities together and we've overcome many challenges. I thank you, the men and women of the 21st Space Wing, for a great tour. I've spent the last few days reflecting on what we've been able to
0 8/18
2009
Default Air Force Logo Welcoming home a fallen Soldier
It was a day that would be described as not out of the ordinary for an August morning at Peterson Air Force Base. Pikes Peak stood boldly in the back drop as she normally does, looking majestically down on Colorado Springs as the bright sun warmed the morning skies. People went about their business on the base, contractors worked busily on the west
0 8/12
2009
Default Air Force Logo Combat action medal recipients epitomize Warrior Ethos
At 9 a.m. Friday on the Peterson parade field, Maj. Gen. Thomas Deppe, Air Force Space Command vice commander, will retire after 42 years of service to our nation. General Deppe started as an enlisted Airman and served 12 years rising to the rank of technical sergeant before earning his commission in 1977. After earning his commission, he spent
0 8/11
2009
Default Air Force Logo Air Force spouses are heart of ‘Team Pete’
Air Force spouses play a critical role in the success and achievements of the Air Force. They support Peterson Airmen by keeping the home fires burning during deployments or during long hours of exercises, which increases Air Force ability to effectively respond in crises and maintain national security. When Airmen know that they have this support,
0 8/11
2009
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