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Default Air Force Logo Summer begins with safety
Each year on Memorial Day, we honor Americans lost in service to our nation. As we reflect and give tribute to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms, let us also honor their past service by committing to our own wartime readiness. Our Vision -- "Strength and Preparedness to Save the Nation" -- requires each member of this wing to be
0 5/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Exercise prepares wing to ‘Save the Nation’
I firmly believe the 21st Space Wing will be the unit that will have the "Strength and Preparedness to Save the Nation." On 16 May, we'll demonstrate our ability to be the unit that saves the nation by testing one of our core mission elements during our Condor Crest 04 Exercise. This wing exercise demonstrates our resolve to provide unsurpassed
0 5/07
2007
Default Air Force Logo What's in a name? When it comes to heritage, more than you might think
The only thing worse than being the new kid in town is being the new kid in town and having a weird name. My mother's frequent moves and her insistence on calling her only son "Kimo" kept me in double jeopardy. Nine new schools in 11 years and, at each one, the name sharks attacked. There were simple mutations like "Eskimo" and "Kimono," and more
0 5/03
2007
Default Air Force Logo Privatization provides quality housing, maintenance
In July, base housing will transition to privatized family housing to bring 708 new homes, a new community center and a new maintenance facility to Peterson. This change allows us to provide quality housing and maintenance at a level we've not been able to achieve for several years and promises to improve beyond what our projected funding would
0 4/30
2007
Default Air Force Logo Enlisted heritage: A force that binds us together
Heritage, you've heard a lot of this term as a part of the Air Force's 60th anniversary celebration, but what is it? Some would say it's something someone is born to; it could be a legal inheritance, or that it is passed from generation to generation. To people in the military I believe it's much more. There are many organizations that claim
0 4/23
2007
Default Air Force Logo Blueprint 2050 provides plan for future
During my Commander's Calls on 18 and 19 April, I discussed the Peterson 2050 Blueprint Plan - "Envisioning the Future". I wanted to provide a little more information and emphasize the importance of planning for the future. In the next 20-25 years, the city of Colorado Springs is projected to be the largest city in Colorado, surpassing Denver
0 4/23
2007
Default Air Force Logo Wing welcomes new vice commander
There is a new face on our wing's leadership team...the new 21st Space Wing vice commander is Col. Scott F. Shepherd. Many of you may have already met him; since arriving April 4, he has been out familiarizing himself with the vast mission of the 21st Space Wing from all facets. Fortunately it won't take him long to know and understand what we do -
0 4/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo DUIs threaten mission readiness
Since the beginning of 2007, Peterson Air Force Base has had more DUIs than all of 2006. Driving while under the influence is completely unacceptable and inconsistent with our Air Force Core Values, as well as the charge to be a good Wingman. But it goes even further than that. Driving under the influence is illegal and can cause serious injury or
0 4/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Space Observer: Back by popular demand!
We all know we have to work smarter not harder in today's Air Force. It is a phrase you have heard many times before and it is part of our Air Force culture. In accordance with this philosophy, we have been streamlining everyday processes across the Air Force, and Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century is a program focused on continuing
0 4/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo I am an Airman
We, the Air Force, have an identity crisis. I vividly remember my first day as a Professional Military Education instructor. On that day, everyone stood up and introduced themselves to their classmates with the typical, "Hi, my name is Bob and I'm a crew chief." Each student stated his or her first name and Air Force occupation. Then came the final
0 1/30
2007
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