• Transition Assistance Program changes to better prepare Airmen

    Under the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, the United States military has changed its policies with regards to the Transition Assistance Program for service members who are separating or retiring from service. Service members are now required to complete a pre-separation briefing and individualized initial counseling no later than 365 days out from their separation or retirement date. This allows them more time to make crucial decisions about the next steps in their lives. It also allows organizations like the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, to offer Airmen more individualized support.
  • Don’t Die for the High: Fentanyl Kills

    Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid often prescribed to help with severe pain such as during surgical recovery. While it can be very helpful to those who need it, when used outside of the context of recovery, fentanyl can lead to negative consequences to an Airman’s health and career.
  • Construction to begin on new military working dog facility

    Military working dogs and their handlers on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, will soon operate out of improved facilities. Construction of a new security forces kennel, located near the baseball fields, is set to begin in late November.
  • Changes to TSP coming in December

    According to the thrift savings plan website, all TSP participants must have validated contact information and use two-step authentication to log into the TSP My Account beginning in December 2019.
  • 821st ABG commander visits Canadian Forces Station Alert

    At the invitation of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Col. Timothy Bos, 821st Air Base Group commander at Thule Air Base, Greenland, visited Canadian Forces Station Alert Oct. 30 2019, to foster the long-standing partnership between CFS Alert and Thule AB, and to learn more about their mission.
  • 21st SW awards contracts at Space Pitch Day

    On Nov. 5, 2019, the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) kicked off the first Air Force Space Pitch Day at a San Francisco event, in which the center awarded up to $50 million in contract awards.
  • Living the dream

    Accomplishment takes many different shapes. Senior Airman Paul Karasiewicz, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron fire department driver operator, says his greatest accomplishment is showing up to work every day with a positive attitude.
  • Say no to no-shows

    Have you ever forgotten you had a scheduled appointment at the 21st Medical Group? With the demands of work and family life, there are plenty of opportunities to let an appointment fall through the cracks of a busy schedule. You are not alone! Each year a high volume of scheduled patient appointments are missed. Although this may seem to have minimal impact to most people, the impact is very real. For every missed appointment, another patient is not afforded the opportunity to be seen.
  • Air Force Surgeon General visits Front Range

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, visits with 21st Medical Group leadership at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 1, 2019. The visit started with a mission briefing and was then followed by a tour of the facilities, where Hogg was able to meet Airmen and ask them about their jobs and what they might need to better
  • Preventing seasonal influenza

    Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by two main types of the flu virus: Types A and B. The influenza A and B viruses that routinely spread in people are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year. Both can cause mild to severe illness with symptoms including fever, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches, headache, coughing and general fatigue. Serious outcomes of infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as elderly people, young children and people with certain health conditions are at a higher risk of serious complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated annually.