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New commander at 7th SWS

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Col. David Miller Jr., 21st Operations Group commander, passes the 7th Space Warning Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Miguel Cruz during the 7th SWS change of command ceremony here June 14. Cruz assumed command from Lt. Col. Mark J. Sorapuru. The 7th SWS is responsible for detecting and reporting missile launches originating from or advancing towards the North American West Coast. The unit also tracks on-orbit spacecraft and provides mid-course interception data in support of United States Strategic Command, the Joint Space Operations Center, and the Missile Defense Agency. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 7/28/2014

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6th SWS change of command

CAPE COD AIR FORCE STATION, Mass. – Col. David Miller Jr., 21st Operations Group commander, passes the 6th Space Warning Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. David Anderson during the 6th SWS change of command ceremony June 27 here. Anderson assumed command from Lt. Col. Walt Jackim. The 6th SWS is responsible for detecting and reporting missile launches originating from or advancing towards the North American East Coast. The unit also tracks on-orbit spacecraft and forwards the data to the Joint Space Operations Center to update the consolidated satellite catalogue. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 7/28/2014

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Warfit gets Wacky

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The Honey Badgers, from left to right, Staff Sgt. Thomas Rentschler, Senior Airman Derrek Deherrera, Airman 1st Class Javier Ruiz and Staff Sgt. Tran Le, all from the 21st Communications Squadron won “Wacky Warfit” with a time of 30 minutes, 22 seconds. Warfit is monthly and is normally a 5K run. This month the event was held July 26 and was “Wacky,” so the length was increased to 3.25 miles and comprised of nine obstacles, including mud pits, water hazards and barriers. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Craig Denton)
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Posted: 7/23/2014

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Warfit gets Wacky

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, crawls out of the mud during “Wacky Warfit” July 26 here. Warfit is monthly and is normally a 5K run. This month, however, was “Wacky”, so the length was increased to 3.25 miles and comprised of nine obstacles, including mud pits, water hazards and barriers. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Craig Denton)
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Posted: 7/23/2014

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Warfit gets Wacky

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Airman 1st Class Javier Ruiz, 21st Communications Squadron, hurdles an obstacle during “Wacky Warfit” July 26 here. Warfit is monthly and is normally a 5K run. This month, however, was “Wacky,” so the length was increased to 3.25 miles and comprised of nine obstacles, including mud pits, water hazards and barriers. Ruiz and his team the “Honey Badgers” won the event with a time of 30 minutes, 22 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Craig Denton)
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Posted: 7/23/2014

Thule Air Base annual resupplyThule Air Base  ...
Thule Air Base annual resupply

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland – The Artic Bay docked at Thule Air Base July 11-16 as part of the base's annual resupply mission. The tanker delivered more than 8.4 million gallons of JP-8 fuel during the 78-hour offload, averaging 107,755 gallons per hour or the equivalent of 165 KC-10s at maximum capacity. The annual summer resupply while the port isn’t frozen is necessary to keep the base operating during the long winter. Thule is located 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle and is one of the six installations operated by the 21st Space Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Shawn Harvey)
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Posted: 7/23/2014

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Peterson celebrates new staff sergeant selects

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sergeant Idalia Peele, 21st Space Wing command chief, attend a celebration for the 59 Team Pete Airmen chosen for staff sergeant. The staff sergeant promotion release party took place at the Peterson Club July 15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Howk)
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Posted: 7/23/2014

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Museum hosts STEM summer camp

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —Children and teens from Peterson AFB participate in a Challenger Learning Center of Colorado summer camp hosted at the Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum here. The first-time event is part of a partnership to promote and educate youths about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—STEM—which was taught through a lesson plan rooted in the theme of “Aerospace Innovations.” With a combination of classes with hands-on activities, campers spent the week learning about STEM through the history of modern flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Golembesky)
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Posted: 7/23/2014

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Peterson firefighters train with Cimarron Hills

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Prepared to fight as a team, service members with the Peterson Air Force Base Fire Department (in tan and silver protection gear) conduct live training with the Cimarron Hills Fire Department (in black protective gear) at a special training facility on base. All firefighters in attendance had a chance to practice specialized tactics against a real fire. The all steel-training structure ‘fueled’ by a massive propane tank is designed to resemble a C-130 airframe and provides training for firefighters with a realistic scenario to learn and maintain their skills. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Golembesky)
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Posted: 7/23/2014

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Peterson Airman aids in crash

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – Capt. Robert Wray crawls through an overturned sport utility vehicle on I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock March 3, 2013. Wray and two others stopped on northbound I-25 to help remove three passengers after seeing smoke from the front of the vehicle. All three passengers lived. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 7/21/2014

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Hike to top of Cheyenne Mountain

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo. – Col. John Shaw (second from left), 21st Space Wing commander, accompanies 721st Security Forces Squadron Airmen on a hike to the peak of Cheyenne Mountain July 3. The journey from CMAFS' lower parking lot to the peak includes a climb of more than 2,400 feet to 9,400 feet above sea level. The group had to blaze their own trail to the top during the hike as no trail exists. Pictured (left to right) are Staff Sgt. Brent Gilley, Shaw, Maj. James Serra, Staff Sgt. Adam Zelenka, Master Sgt. Joseph Sanchez and Capt. Matthew McGinnis. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 7/16/2014

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4th Space Control change of command

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado – Col. David Miller Jr. (left), 21st Operations Group commander, passes the 4th Space Control Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Eric Lingle, 4th SPCS commander, during the squadron’s change of command ceremony here July 11. Lingle assumed command of the 4th SPCS, which provides combat space superiority effects to the commander, Joint Functional Component Command – Space and theater combatant commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Craig Denton)
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Posted: 7/16/2014

    

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