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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – An aerial view of the Peterson Air and Space Museum. From its origin as the first passenger terminal and hangar for the original Colorado Springs airport more than seven decades ago, the Peterson Air and Space Museum has become a repository for the Air Force and the city's heritage. (U.S. Air Force photo) Top 10 Facts about Peterson You May Not Know
From indoor rock climbing to a community garden, there’s more to Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado than meets the eye. Whether you’ve been stationed here for a couple years, are brand new or still on your way, here are our top 10 facts about Peterson AFB you may not know.
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A rare super blue blood moon sets in the western sky this morning at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, Jan. 31, 2018. This lunar event hasn't happened since 1866. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Woodward) Once in a super blue blood moon
Super blue blood moon. The name sounds like something from a science fantasy story, but North America had the best view of this lunar event on Jan. 31, 2018. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), it is the rare combination of three different lunar events. So rare, the last one occurred in 1866.
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Lieutenant-General Pierre St-Amand, Deputy Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), addresses the NORAD and USNORTHCOM Academic Symposium attendees in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo credit: TSgt Joe Laws, USAF, NORAD and USNORTHCOM PA)

NORAD & NORTHCOM Academic Symposium 2017
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) hosted its second annual two-day Academic Symposium Dec. 4-5 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Colorado Springs, Colo. – Volunteers from the 561st Network Operations Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., at the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Care and Share Food Bank Event, Jan. 15, 2018, put together about 1,000 boxes of food at a local food bank. The food boxes will be donated to local food banks and the homeless. (Courtesy Photo) 561st NOS assists with 1,000 food boxes for local food banks, homeless
Active duty, civilians, contractors and dependents from the 561st Network Operations Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, assisted with about 1,000 boxes of food for the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Care and Share Food Bank Event, Jan. 15, 2018.
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Default Air Force Logo Carbon Monoxide: the Silent Threat
“Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning not linked to fires, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized, “ according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The north gate on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the busiest gate on base, with peak traffic times being from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m., according to Tim Omdal, 21st Security Forces Squadron deputy director. If more people switch their commute and drive on base through the west gate, this could help alleviate traffic at the north gate, Omdal said. (Courtesy photo) Past the thin red line: Be courteous when driving on base
For some, waking up in the morning comes with a fairly regular routine. This may include hitting the off button on the alarm clock at 5:30 a.m., taking a 10-minute shower, eating breakfast and heading out the door.
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VASQUEZ ROCKS NATURAL PARK, Calif. – Capt. Jessica Pratt (Left), 21st Space Wing executive officer, and her sister Lt. Jamie Stewart, Francis E. Warren, Wyo., deputy flight commander, compete in the Spacerock trail race half-marathon through Vasquez Rocks Natural Park, California in 2016. Spacerock is well known as the backdrop for popular movies such as “Joe Dirt”, “Austin Powers”, and “Star Trek.” (Courtesy photo) Bataan Memorial Death March: 26 miles of high desert and perseverance
The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging 26.2-mile trek through the desert terrain of the White Sands Missile Range. The march honors heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II.
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The Peterson Air Force Base Tax Center in Colorado will open Feb. 12 and run through mid-April to provide assistance with tax preparation for Airmen, retirees and civilians. The Tax Center is run by volunteers, who are required to complete three days of training and take an exam to be certified.  (Courtesy photo) Peterson Tax Center to open, provide free tax assistance
After the New Year, tax season starts to roll around and everyone gathers their documents to file their taxes in hopes of receiving a large return.
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – A charrette working session was held at The Club on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 16-18, 2018. The collaborative workshop, with input from anyone who works or lives on base, helps the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron compile plans for the development of Peterson AFB in the coming years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robb Lingley) Charrette working session
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – A charrette working session was held at The Club on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 16-18, 2018. The collaborative workshop, with input from anyone who works or lives on base, helps the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron compile plans for the development of Peterson AFB in the coming years. (U.S. Air Force photo
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Street lights have been installed at Stewart Avenue and Airport Road in preparation for the building of a Distribution Center outside the Peterson Air Force Base west gate. Traffic congestion is expected to increase between 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. Construction is set to begin in February 2018. (Courtesy graphic) Distribution Center to expand outside Peterson’s west gate
The FedEx Distribution Center is expected to begin construction on a new distribution center outside the west gate at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, in February. The City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs Airport authority gave its approval for the facility to be built at Stewart Avenue and Airport Road.
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