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Default Air Force Logo Local explosive experts tackle stress with EOD Safety Day
The 21st Space Wing's Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight took one day, Nov. 20, to pause operations and reflect on safety.The 21st Civil Engineer Squadron EOD team talked about stress management, the signs and symptoms of stress and how to work through emotional stress. EOD teams are among the most deployed Airmen in one of the most dangerous jobs
0 12/01
2009
Default Air Force Logo Cooking tips for turkey day
Thanksgiving is usually associated with football, family and food but, and while most may not associate this holiday with food safety, it should be a very important ingredient of this festive occasion. Personal hygiene is a must when preparing food for a Thanksgiving feast. Those preparing food should wash their hands with soap and water and avoid
0 11/16
2009
Default Air Force Logo Spotlight on justice
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Base legal officials recently announced nonjudicial punishment actions for October 2009.A staff sergeant assigned to the 21st Medical Operations Squadron received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 86, Uniform Code of Military Justice, Failure to Go; Article 111, UCMJ, Drunken Driving; and Article
0 11/16
2009
Default Air Force Logo Lobos have a field day at local elementary school
Fourteen members of the 76th Space Control Squadron volunteered to assist McAuliffe Elementary School Oct. 1 with its annual field day in Colorado Springs. The volunteers manned several sports stations around the school campus. Approximately 300 students in kindergarten to fifth grade participated in the day's events, which included a Frisbee toss,
0 10/23
2009
Col. Jim Jennings, Peterson Air Force Base 21st Space Wing vice commander, (right) thanks retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman for his visit. Mr. Bowman, a double amputee who lost his legs in a 1994 parachute training accident, spoke to Peterson Airmen Nov. 16 as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Peterson aims to become an employer of choice in the disability community through its new outreach and special emphasis program. (Air Force photo by Larry Hulst)

Wounded warrior not defined by disability
Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman had been around the world with his Special Forces unit. He had been in the thick of invasions in Granada and Panama. He was a jumper, a skier and a diver. So, when he woke up in a hospital bed without his legs after a parachute training mission gone badly, he had to make a decision. "I was subjected to being
0 10/19
2009
Default Air Force Logo H1N1 and seasonal flu: What to do if you get sick
The Center for Disease Control expects the H1N1 flu to cause many illnesses in the United States, along with seasonal flu. The following information is what people need to know if they have H1N1 or seasonal flu. Some of the symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, and sometimes
0 10/19
2009
Ms. LJ Van Belkum, 21st Space Wing deputy inspector general, was named 14th Air Force civilian supervisor (category II) of the second quarter. (Air Force photo by Steve Brady) Wing civilian wins 14th Air Force award
A 21st Space Wing Director of Staff civilian recently won a 14th Air Force quarterly award. Ms. LJ Van Belkum, 21st Space Wing deputy inspector general, loves when she can help someone find a resolution to a conflict. That passion in her work is among many reasons she was named 14th Air Force civilian supervisor (category II) of the second quarter.
0 10/13
2009
Default Air Force Logo The president, contemptuous speech and the military
With the recent uptick in heated political discussion, particularly about the health care debate and economic issue, it may be necessary to give some general guidance about restrictions on uniformed military members' contemptuous speech that which criticizes Congress and the president. These restrictions extend to all servicemembers, enlisted or
0 10/08
2009
This graphic illustrates 21st SW Critical Days of Summer mishap categories. (Graphic courtesy of the 21st SW Safety Office) Critical Days of Summer ends with higher percentage of reported mishaps, 'near misses'
The 2009 Critical Days of Summer came to a close Sept. 7. How did the 21st Space Wing do? What were the statistics? The "stats" are endless and can be delivered in countless formats: off-duty versus on-duty, lost workdays, mishap rate percentages, category breakouts, and etc. Judging from the statistics, the 21st SW can do better. This summer, the
0 10/05
2009
Default Air Force Logo Helping survivors learn to breathe again
Funneling her energy between her job as chief of program control for the 21st Comptrollers Squadron and her volunteer work, Debbie Lombardi is living proof of how to give and live more by devoting time to an organization that benefits directly from the annual Combined Federal Campaign. Ms. Lombardi has volunteered many hours for a CFC organization
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2009
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