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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Col. Joan Sandene, 21st Space Wing senior individual mobilization augmentee, presents a book and 21st SW memento to Maj. Melissa May, U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Squadron 21 Air Officer commanding, at the Women’s History Month luncheon. Major May, a senior F-16 pilot who earned the Distinguished Flying Cross medal for a 2003 mission over Baghdad, was the guest speaker at the luncheon, held March 17 here at The Club. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Howk) Women’s history – shaping the face of the Air Force
Maj. Melissa May was at a holiday party with her squadron at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, a few years ago when another officer sidled up to her."What are you doing?" he said. "You shouldn't be wearing lipstick. You need to decide, either you're a fighter pilot or you're a chick."She smiled and took that as a huge compliment, she said.It just so
0 3/22
2010
This duck lamp is among thousands of unique items for sale at the Peterson Thrift Shop, Building 615, off Otis Street and Wurtsmith Avenue. All items sold at the Thrift Shop are “as is.” There are no refunds or exchanges. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday of the month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rob Bussard) Peterson Thrift Shop is more than bargains, it's family
Mimi Ogden went to the Peterson Thrift Shop in search of a good bargain. She found something more.She found sisterhood, friendship and a family. "I enjoy it, to be with the ladies," said Ms. Ogden, a long-time Thrift Shop volunteer. "My husband died very young, so being a volunteer, it helps with my sanity. We have a nice group of people - it's a
0 3/09
2010
The LeMay Preparation Team from the 21st Force Support Squadron was named one of two Golden Knight recipients for January. (U.S. Air Force photo/Craig Denton) Two teams named Golden Knights for January
The January Golden Knight award went to two organizations: the 13th and 213th Space Warning Squadron geographically separated unit staff assistance visit team, and the LeMay Preparation Team from the 21st Force Support Squadron.The 13th/213th SWS SAV team includes: Lt. Col. Aaron Bass, 21st Operations Group; Maj. Penny Haspil, 21st OG; Capt. Steve
0 3/03
2010
U.S. Air Force Academy graduate Tanji Johnson will host a one-hour “Gladiator Boot Camp” workout at the Women’s History Month Fitness Fair, noon, March 24, at the Peterson Fitness and Sports Center, Building 560. Gladiator Boot Camp is open to everyone and features the front crawl, crossing plank glides, military press, lunges and bicep curls. The fair begins at 11 a.m. and features health and nutrition information from the Health and Wellness Center and prizes for participants. (Photo courtesy of Ms. Johnson) Peterson AFB "writes women into history;" celebrates Women's History Month
It's been more than 60 years since Staff Sgt. Esther Blake became the first woman in the Air Force. So eager was she to join, Sergeant Blake signed up in the first minute of the first day that Air Force duty was authorized for women, July 8, 1948.In that first year, 4,300 other women also joined the Air Force. Since then, women have been writing
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2010
Tech. Sgt. Monique Killian, 21st Space Wing Inspector General flight chief, wing readiness, holds the “Unsung Hero” medal given to her mom, Ann Staples Shelton, Feb. 1, in Greensboro, N.C. at the 50th anniversary of the Greensboro sit-ins, which ignited the 1960s civil rights movement. Ms. Shelton, who passed away six years ago, was honored for her work during the sit-ins, which began with four college students at F.W. Woolworth Co. (Air Force photo by Craig Denton) Out of the history books, into the heart
Tech. Sgt. Monique Killian must have passed in front of the F.W. Woolworth Co. store in Greensboro, N.C., dozens, if not hundreds of times, when she was a kid. She knew the location was significant in African American history. She had even heard family lore that "Mom was arrested for picketing or sitting," said Sergeant Killian, 21st Space Wing
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2010
Peterson will be hosting a African American/ Black History Month luncheon on Feb. 24, 11 a.m., at the Club. (courtesy artwork) African American Airmen make Air Force history
There is no better way to celebrate African American History Month than to look at how the Air Force has benefited from the contributions of African American Airmen.One of the first African American pilots to make history was Eugene Jacques Bullard. In August 1917, 30 years before the Air Force became an individual branch of the U.S. military,
0 2/11
2010
Cindy White, chief of health promotion at the Health and Wellness Center, leads Airmen through abdominal exercises Dec. 10 during a “F2F: Be Ready” fitness class at the HAWC, Building 560. Ms. White showed Airmen exercises to help maximize their workouts. Fitness programs at the HAWC incorporate the new Air Force culture of fitness, which is to help Airmen achieve and maintain healthy and fit lifestyles year-round, not just for annual PT tests. (Air Force photo by Dennis Howk) Airmen vie for chance to be named "Biggest Loser"
No one likes to be called "loser." Unless, it is in reference to how much weight or body fat they have lost. For the first time, Peterson's Fitness and Sports Center fitness specialists are teaming with Health and Wellness Center exercise and nutrition specialists to bring Airmen and their families "The Biggest Loser" weight-loss challenge program.
0 2/05
2010
Default Air Force Logo Silent sentries named Golden Knights
The December Golden Knight award winner is the Operation Silent Sentry team, for their efforts to transition combat operations out of a tent and into a permanent facility. The end result is improved safety and security of personnel and substantially better protection for sensitive electronic equipment, prolonging the life of the Air Force's only
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Operation Julemand team takes Golden Knight award
The November Golden Knight award winner is the Operation Julemand team at Thule Air Base.Operation Julemand, Danish for Christmas man, is an annual event. This year American, Danish and Canadian donations purchased more than 500 Christmas gifts, playground equipment and more for 250 local Greenlandic children in seven villages. The team also
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2010
Col. Jim Jennings (right) 21st Space Wing vice commander, presented the October Golden Knight award for teamwork between the 21st Comptroller Squadron and the 21st Contracting Squadron for end of year closeout purchasing. (Air Force photo by Rob Bussard) Comptrollers, contracting share Golden Knight award
The October Golden Knight award winner is for teamwork between the 21st Comptroller Squadron and the 21st Contracting Squadron.Their combined efforts provided for smooth execution of one of the largest fiscal year closeouts to date, valued at about $380 million for the 21st Space Wing and $1.3 billion for Team Pete. Quality of life purchases
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