• Trials and triumphs: We are all survivors

    Monday was a biting Colorado day – it was the type of cold that restricts breathing; the type of cold that knocks the wind out of you. The frigid air was made worse by piercing winds roaring out of the South. Voluminous, gloomy clouds formed on the horizon. The date was April 21, 2008.
  • Air Guard, Reserve wings kick off annual MAFFS training

    As temperatures heated up in northern California, aerial firefighters from four C-130 airlift wings operating the U.S.D.A. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or MAFFS, started a weeklong training April 23, 2018, in anticipation of summer blazes.
  • Defending a nation can be a family affair

    Emily and Scott are stationed less than 20 miles from the United States border with Canada. Winters can be rough, and the closest fast food joint is 25 miles away. Cavalier Air Force Station, North Dakota, may be the Air Force’s only continental U.S. isolated installation, but that doesn’t separate two U.S. Air Force Academy graduates.
  • AFSPC Commander discusses strategic inflection point for space at 34th Space Symposium

    Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, spoke to members of the international space community, industry and media at the 34th Space Symposium, describing the past year as a turning point for national security space.“This is one of the most critical times in our national security space history – it will be seen as a strategic
  • Gearing up for MAFFS training

    Staff Sgt. Michael Allen, a 731st Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft loadmaster, makes adjustments to a USDA Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System aircraft loading trailer while Senior Master Sgt. Nattessa Gilbert, a 731st AS loadmaster and MAFFS instructor, offers guidance at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2018.
  • 302nd AW shares reserve mission, continues partnerships in local community

    The 302nd Airlift Wing welcomed community leaders from the Pikes Peak region here for its second year of the 302nd AW, Air Force Reserve Partners in Leadership program, April 13, 2018.The program is designed to share the Air Force Reserve mission and grow existing relations between leaders within the local community and the 302nd AW. Similar to its
  • Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Goldfein: Every Airman, beyond the space specialty, must understand the business of space superiority

    Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein emphasized the essential role Airmen have when it comes to space superiority during the 34th Space Symposium April 17, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • A higher call to duty

    After serving for 10 years as a chaplain assistant, Master Sgt. Lance Tressler, 21st Space Wing Chapel superintendent of chaplain affairs, decided to change his career.
  • Baby’s diagnosis inspires cause

    Life went as expected for Kortni Kulikowski during all nine months of her pregnancy, and when her daughter, Kambri, was born in 2017, she was a healthy 9-pound, 21-inch baby. Everything seemed fine until she and her husband saw their daughter for the first time.
  • Agreements outline Air Force commitment to Colorado communities

    The Air Force signed agreements with Fountain, Security and Widefield, Colorado, last month outlining cooperative efforts for ensuring safe drinking water for the communities.