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Default Air Force Logo Holiday festivities bring reminder to drink responsibly
The holidays are often a time of overindulgence - eating lots of decadent foods, overspending on presents and, occasionally, drinking a few too many. As calendars fill up with Christmas and New Year's parties, officials here are reminding servicemembers to drink and act responsibly. Too much alcohol, they say, can often lead to fights, arrests for
0 12/04
2007
NORAD tracks Santa NORAD seeks volunteer Santa trackers
It's that time of year again - North American Aerospace Defense Command is once again looking for a few hundred Santa Trackers to help relay the jolly old elf's whereabouts on Christmas Eve to children around the world. NORAD will track Santa again this year - a job they assumed in 1958 when the command was established. Prior to that CONAD -
0 12/03
2007
Ed Salau, followed by Adaptive Adventures program director Matt Feeney, carve some turns last winter at Steamboat. Wounded warriors, injured while fighting the Global War on Terrorism in Iraq or Afghanistan, will attend SnoFest this year and learn to ski within the limitations of their disabilities. (Courtesy photo) Wounded warriors join SnoFest
First Lt. Ed Salau was a member of the North Carolina Army National Guard on patrol in Iraq in 2004 when a rocket propelled grenade penetrated the Bradley Fighting Vehicle he was riding in. Lieutenant Salau, the platoon leader, lost his left leg and his gunner lost his right leg in the attack by insurgents. "We were able to kill or capture the guys
0 12/03
2007
Members of the Sweetwater Indian Dancers perform in the lobby of the Base Exchange Nov. 14. The troupe performed several traditional dances as part of Native American Heritage Month, held annually in November. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Dahl) Dancing, movie, displays part of Native American Heritage Month celebration
Base Exchange patrons got more than low-priced goods and a quick lunch Nov. 14. Members of the Sweetwater Indian Dancers treated customers and passersby to traditional Native American dancing and drumming during the lunch hour. Part of the base's Native American Heritage Month celebration, the event was meant to give the Peterson community a taste
0 11/21
2007
Volunteers piece together a Peacekeeper missile procedures trainer in the Pete Museum hangar Nov. 7. Peterson Airmen and members of the local community are helping the museum reassemble the mock launch control center, which will eventually become an interactive exhibit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Dahl) Museum busy reassembling missile procedures trainer
Right now, the endless sea of materials piled on the floor of the Peterson Museum hangar looks like - well, an endless sea of materials. But thanks to base and local community volunteers, those materials will soon become a permanent, interactive missile exhibit here. Members of the museum foundation, volunteers from the 21st Space Wing and Air
0 11/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo CFC hits close to home
"Two minutes and it all comes back to you" is a phrase becoming more and more familiar as the slogan for the 2007 Combined Federal Campaign. For one family at Peterson, these words ring true. Staff Sgt. Michael Bishop, 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron, and his family benefited greatly from an organization supported through the CFC. Last year 21st
0 11/06
2007
Peter Baerg, a retired Soldier, tells Staff Sgt. Desiree Pogue, 392nd Training Squadron Det. 1, about his role in the Battle of the Bulge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacey Haga) Airmen visit vets, bring back memorable stories
His fair skin may have wrinkles and his hearing may not be what it used to, but the blue eyes of war veteran Jack Egon appear bright and ageless as he talks of many decades gone by. This visual rang true to four Airmen and two civilians as they visited residents at the Walsenburg Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home Oct. 26. Located 50 miles south
0 11/06
2007
Capt. Jason Holder, his wife, Lydia, and their children Alyssa, 7, and Ethan, 5, celebrate at the Deployed Airmen Welcome Home Dinner Oct. 29 at The Club. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lynn Sleeth) Welcome home
Familiar faces and warm embraces were on the menu at a welcome home dinner for servicemembers recently returned from deployment Oct. 29 at the Club here. The event recurring event is held by the 21st Space Wing. Among those attending were Capt. Jason Holder, Capt. Jason Thompson and Maj. Mark Wood, all newly home from a four-month deployment in
0 11/06
2007
Master Sgt. James Wright (left), from Barksdale AFB, and Senior Airman Joshua Medlin, 21st Space Communications Squadron, constitute the communications shop for the Gardez PRT. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Shamekia Toliver) Communications; You can talk about us, but you can't talk without us
A familiar saying by Air Force communications troops recently proved to be true - "You can talk about us, but you can't talk without us." An attack by anti-coalition forces on the AWCC communication towers damaged several towers, leaving them non-operational. The impact to the Gardez Provincial Reconstruction Team was huge. "We lost all network
0 10/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo The Navajo Code Talkers
November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize and reflect on the contributions made by Native Americans. The first state recognition of American Indians came in 1916, when the governor of New York declared the second Saturday in May as "American Indian Day." Finally in 1990, President George Bush Sr., approved a joint resolution
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2007
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