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Default Air Force Logo Technical and master sergeant promotion release; 21 MSG change of command
Last week, the Air Force released the long anticipated technical and master sergeant promotion results, and on June 27, at the promotion release party, I had the distinct honor of meeting the selects. Of 12,000 eligible staff sergeants who tested, only 18.25 percent earned the next higher rank. It was evident that our staff sergeants assigned to
0 7/01
2008
Default Air Force Logo Team Peterson's Sports and Field Day
Challenging ourselves to incorporate fitness and health into our lifestyle is what makes us a more fit force than ever before. We are now in the fourth year of the current fitness standard, and since its inception, we have developed multiple ways of enjoying fitness. Arguably, the most anticipated fitness event of the year is our annual Sports and
0 6/25
2008
Default Air Force Logo What kind of supervisor are you?
As a new first sergeant at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., I was at a staff meeting when a chief, the mission support group superintendent and great personal mentor, gave us a heads-up about a small trash detail requirement to clean up after the Fourth of July fireworks display. As we filed out at the end of the meeting, I made what I considered
0 6/23
2008
Default Air Force Logo 21 SW commander comments on accountability
Last week, Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command, addressed the findings related to the stewardship of our nuclear weapons program, an obligation for continuous improvement and his determination to ensure AFSPC's capabilities are never questioned again. He discussed four primary points: standards, innovation, a thorough
0 6/17
2008
Default Air Force Logo 21st Space Wing faces tough week
Last week was clearly a tragic week for the 21st Space Wing as we lost a vital member of our team in an off base vehicle accident. On June 4, Staff Sgt. Jorge Barba, assigned to the Area Dental Lab, was killed in a vehicle accident. He volunteered to cross-train into the dental laboratory career field and had, in total, 8 years of faithful and
0 6/10
2008
Default Air Force Logo 21st Space Wing visits Maui; World Environment Week observance
Last week, your command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Omdal and I visited Detachment 3, 21st Operations Group in the state of Hawaii, on the island of Maui. The primary mission of the detachment is to detect, track and identify all tasked space objects within its area of coverage. Additionally, as one of only three world-wide sites to host the
0 6/03
2008
Default Air Force Logo 21st SW supports POTUS visit
The 21st Space Wing was privileged to assist with the President of the United States' recent trip to Colorado Springs. Specifically, several agencies in the wing were instrumental in providing unsurpassed installation support and protection for the president and his team before and after President Bush's speech at the Air Force Academy graduation
0 5/27
2008
Cub Scout Garrett Blenkush, 7, pays his respects to fallen U.S. servicemembers in Normandy, France, recently. Garrett and his brother Severin Blenkush III, 10, together with more than 3,600 scouts, descended on the beachhead and surrounding area April 25-27 for a beach cleaning service project followed by a memorial service on Omaha Beach. The scouts are sons to Lt. Col. Severin Blenkush, commander, Detachment 1, 21st Contracting Squadron. (Courtesy photo) Remembering the crosses: 21st SW members attend D-Day memorial
Every three years, the Transatlantic Council of the Boy Scouts of America host the "Normandy Camporee" in France. On April 25-27, about 3,600 scouts and family members from all over Europe gathered on the beaches where the famous World War II D-Day invasion took place. The event kicked off with a beach-cleaning service project followed by a
0 5/27
2008
Default Air Force Logo Staying safe this summer
Air Force Space Command normally averages two fatalities every summer (three to six for the year). However, in the summer of 2006, one death was recorded and in 2007, no fatalities occurred over the 101 Critical Days of Summer. "I expect every commander, enlisted leader and front-line supervisor to be involved in targeting these two areas
0 5/21
2008
Default Air Force Logo Colorado Springs Military Affairs Council honors Peterson Airmen
This past week, I attended the Armed Forces Luncheon at the Broadmoor. This luncheon, part of Armed Forces Week, was sponsored by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council to recognize the most outstanding enlisted military representatives in the entire Front Range. Over the past couple of months, the Wing went through a
0 5/20
2008
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