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  • Crowd celebrates pool re-opening; facility includes $2.8 million in renovations

    Flenis Spears has been an avid swimmer since 1995, but when Peterson's pool closed in November 2006, he had to take up a new sport - waiting. "I was out here all the time bugging [the contractors], watching them take the beams out, asking when the pool would be ready," said Mr. Spears, who is retired Army. "It was a long wait." Mr. Spears can ditch
  • 'Purple' camp provides free summer fun for military kids

    Singing songs around campfires, making crafts out of popsicle sticks, canoeing across lakes - who doesn't have fond memories of summer camp? This summer, servicemembers can give their children a chance to create their own fond memories at an Operation Purple Camp. Four camps will be held in Colorado this year, including one hosted by Peterson's
  • First NSPS rating period complete

    Civilian employees at Peterson recently received their first rating under the new National Security Personnel System. NSPS is a pay-for-performance management program that officials say will allow the Department of Defense to establish a more competitive, progressive, and flexible civilian personnel management system. The wing plans to change some
  • Air Force officials to close force shaping programs

    Since the Air Force is on track to meet end strength goals for fiscal 2008, force shaping programs are being closed for the remainder of the year. March 31 is the last day Air Force officials will accept fiscal 2008 Voluntary Separation Pay program applications. All eligible officers interested in applying must submit applications for VSP online
  • New web application makes Assignment Management System easier to use

    Active duty Air Force members, officers and enlisted, who log on to the Air Force Personnel Center's Assignment Management System after March 13 will find a new web application that makes navigation faster and easier. "It's all part of AFPC's on-going effort to increase service to our customers," said Master Sgt. Brad Bryant, Assignment Systems
  • TRICARE Prime for new families

    If you're expecting a new addition to your family this year, you have a lot to think about and probably more than a few questions. Getting TRICARE Prime or Prime Remote coverage for your new child is one of the important things you should be thinking about, and now it's easier than ever. Whether welcoming a newborn or adopting, it pays for parents
  • Intramural racquetball championships underway

    It was one of the best seasons of intramural racquetball at the Peterson Fitness and Sports Center. Four teams were left standing after the final games to decide who would be this year's champions. The top four teams in the league, 21st Services Squadron, U.S. Northern Command, United States Air Force Academy Band and Detachment 4, Air Force
  • NORAD, USNORTHCOM host Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman

    We live in a real time of change, said the four-star chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during a March 10 visit to the headquarters of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. "I don't think there's a command in the United States of America that is more representative of that than [Northern Command and NORAD]," Navy
  • Unique organization develops Airmen at Top of the World

    It doesn't take long for Airmen assigned to Thule Air Base, Greenland, to realize that the base is unique in many ways. Besides being home to the world's only white runway, the world's northernmost deepwater port and the Air Force's only tugboat, the base is also home to just one professional development organization. The Thule Association of
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