• Air Force has new Web site for retirees

    The Air Force has a new Web site just for its retiree community that is full of news and information, plus it is easy to access and navigate. The Air Force Retiree Services site is located at www.retirees.af.mil. This public Web site offers the retiree family in-depth information on the Survivor Benefit Plan, plus a list of Air Force Retiree
  • Designated Location Move assignment program helps some foreign-born spouses cope with reassignment

    Some foreign born spouses of active duty Airmen projected to serve a dependent restricted assignment tour may find help through the Designated Location Move assignment program, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials here. Although the program already exists, beginning April 4 it became available through the web-based virtual MPF, or
  • Ceremony activates AF Reserve's first space wing

    Air Force Reserve Command ceremoniously stood up its first space wing here April 4, ten days before the command's 60th anniversary. The 310th Space Wing, which expanded from an Air Force group to a wing March 7, was officially recognized at the ceremony attended by Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command, and officiated by Lt.
  • DOD to phase out full Social Security numbers on IDs

    As a means of combating identity theft, the Defense Department will issue identification cards without full Social Security numbers printed onto them, a senior official said here April 3. The Defense Department cares about protecting personal information as well as increasing database security, said Mary Dixon, director of the Defense Manpower Data
  • Air Force football schedule set for 2008

    Six nationally televised games and visits to Falcon Stadium by Southern Utah, Utah, Navy, New Mexico, Colorado State and Brigham Young University highlight the 2008 Air Force football schedule, released April 2 by the Mountain West Conference. The Falcons open the season at noon Aug. 30 in Falcon Stadium against Southern Utah, a Football
  • Some civilian career updates just clicks away

    Air Force Personnel Center officials here recently introduced a new self-service application - the Electronic Civilian Record Update -- as part of its ongoing commitment to civilian force development. ECRU gives civilians preparing to meet a development team panel the ability to perform Web updates on certain civilian career information, such as
  • Peterson Airmen help to cement Balad, Anaconda hospital in history

    Airmen from the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group and the 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron worked together to preserve a piece of Balad Air Base, Logistics Support Area Anaconda and Operation Iraqi Freedom history. The emergency room from the old Balad hospital, which was a temporary tent structure, was recently dismantled and packaged
  • Fighting an enemy from within: Peterson captain defies Parkinsons

    The five-year-old curls up in his lap remaining focused as she listens intently and follows along although the storybook is shaking almost rhythmically. He tries his best to steady the book but it doesn't matter to her, because for as long as she can remember, these hand tremors are just how her daddy has always been. Even though to his daughter
  • SnoFest ’08 best so far

    Yes, it's April and golfers are returning in droves to the golf course, but organizers for SnoFest are already scheduling meetings and making plans for next year's winter sports event. But how can you top SnoFest '08, which was dubbed by many as "the best SnoFest ever?" SnoFest, which started 18 years ago as a one-day experiment by marketing
  • The Services ‘Road Show’

    Spinning off the popularity of the PBS program 'Antiques Road Show,' the 21st Services Squadron has decided to host a road show, too. This time, instead of people coming to the 21st SVS, the unit would go to the people. "The Road Show is our way of reaching the scattered elements of the Peterson Complex - Pete East, Cheyenne Mountain, and Buildings