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Default Air Force Logo CMAFS fire department partners with community
Cheyenne Mountain Fire and Emergency Services has a long history supporting the Front Range as a leader in the regional wildfire community. Geographically speaking, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station is 567 acres in size, located in the midst of a true urban interface environment and borders a wide variety of jurisdictions.
0 10/26
2016
(U.S. Air Force photo by Craig Denton) Peterson budget: Not as simple as swiping a card
Pulling off a fiscal year-end closeout is a major feat, especially at a wing with many high-visibility mission partners. How do we get to this point each year? The budget process in itself is a cyclical process, which means we move from phase to phase within the budget cycle. When we finish one phase, we head right into the next one.
0 10/17
2016
KABUL, Afghanistan – Capt. David Lyon, 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., was killed in December 2013 by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive in Kabul, Afghanistan. Lyon’s legacy was that of “no greater love,” which his teammates say he lived every day.  (Courtesy photo) In the shadow of 88201
I’ll never forget the first ride I took on a C-17 Globemaster III from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., tail number 88201 in January of 2014. Just before takeoff, we held a fallen hero ceremony on the ramp in Bagram, Afghanistan. Capt. David Lyon, my teammate and wingman on that deployment, had been killed along with two others by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive in Kabul a few days after Christmas.
0 10/04
2016
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Senior Airman Rose Gudex, 21st Space Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, surrounds herself with her Air Force family from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., during difficult times. Gudex didn’t have a solid support system before joining the military, but found a family in her brothers and sisters in arms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman) Good night, mom
At the time, I did not realize how important it was to have a support system. I also didn’t understand the concept that family didn’t have to be related and could be anyone who cared enough to make sure you were OK.
0 9/20
2016
According to Defense Department statistics, 266 active duty service members and 209 reserves and National Guardsmen committed suicide in 2015. Identifying the warning signs of suicidal behavior is the first step towards severing suicidal thoughts. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released) The Long Fight, Suicide Awareness
Let’s talk about suicide.For a majority of my life I’ve thought about killing myself. I never really talked to anybody about it or expressed it. It just dominated my thoughts. I was obsessed with death and dying. Basically, I thought the world sucked and I wanted to escape and killing myself seemed the best option.I wrote my first suicide note when
0 9/19
2016
Default Air Force Logo Trust is the Currency of Leadership
With our powerful phased-array radar installation near Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and the recent addition of three geographically-separated optical sensor detachments in Hawaii, New Mexico, and Diego Garcia, the sun truly never sets on the 20th Space Control Squadron.
0 8/24
2016
Default Air Force Logo Followership – The Cornerstone of Airmanship
The Air Force requires its chiefs to lead and develop our enlisted force, mentor junior officers, and advise commanders and directors at all levels, we can never lose sight of our responsibility to exemplify the qualities of followership.
0 8/17
2016
Default Air Force Logo The Hurricane Seat
After a flight which left my cheeks numb and sinuses cleared, I reflected on the meaning of an unsuspected ride in the hurricane seat. I strongly believe life lessons present themselves in unexpected ways. Here is what I learned from sitting in my little torture seat for nearly an hour.
0 8/08
2016
Default Air Force Logo Law enforcement initiatives in the Front Range
In a world of limited resources, fiscal constraints and reduced manpower, most every mission in the Air Force is feeling the pressure of doing more with less. Even as the force continually explores ways to reduce non-essential workload, a point is reached were core capabilities are being tested across our enterprise. Security Forces is no
0 8/02
2016
Default Air Force Logo Our nation needs every one of you
Airmen of AFSPC,I am deeply saddened by yet another Air Force suicide, this one in our own command. Tragically, this is our fourth suicide in AFSPC over the last two years, and I am left asking what more we could have done to prevent this loss. As the Senior Airman in this command, I am informed of every suicide in the Air Force. The sad truth is
0 7/25
2016
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