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Default Air Force Logo 21st Comm Squadron earns intramural football title
The 21st Communications Squadron intramural football team rode a second-half rally to win its third consecutive championship 30-14 over North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Northern Command Nov.18 at the Peterson football complex.The communications team came into the championship game after posting an undefeated regular and post-season
0 12/08
2009
Tech. Sgt. Tanisha Hunter, 21st Space Wing command section, gives Tech. Sgt. Thom Moore, 21st SW ground safety technician, a stuffed animal for a holiday Teddy Bears for Kids drive. The collected Teddy bears will be delivered Dec. 22 to children in the pediatric ward of Penrose St. Francis Medical Center. The drive continues through Dec. 11. Teddy bears can be dropped off in the Safety office, Building 845, room 107, or at Child Care Connections, 125 N. Parkside, Suite 202, Colorado Springs. (Air Force photo by Monica Mendoza) Peterson Airmen offer ‘creature’ comfort to kids
As the lore goes, it was 1902 when the Teddy bear was created. Named for President Theodore Roosevelt, a bear hunter, the president was on expedition when he came across an injured bear. He ordered a mercy killing of the injured animal and later an editorial cartoon retold the scene. Merchants reacted quickly by making stuffed bears and calling
0 12/08
2009
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
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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,
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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
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2009
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