• Airman delivers teddy bears to ill children

    Spending Christmas in the hospital? Bad. Spending Christmas in the hospital as a kid? Even worse. But one local Airman helped make the holidays a little brighter for ill children this year. Staff Sgt. Thomas Moore worked with local nonprofit Child Care Connections, Inc., in December, collecting more than 160 new teddy bears for Penrose Community
  • Certain officer, enlisted bonuses expired Dec. 31

    Certain bonus programs for Reserve and active duty officer and enlisted personnel expired Dec. 31 due to the president not signing the fiscal 2008 National Defense Authorization Act and returning it to Congress for changes. All reenlistments for eligible Airmen in Air Force Specialty Codes with a selective reenlistment bonus or those with a
  • NORAD thanks 2007 Santa trackers

    Piggybacking on the successes of 2006, Santa tracker volunteers came through during the 2007 North American Aerospace Defense Command, or 'NORAD Tracks Santa' effort. The call for volunteers went out in early December, and the response was significant: more than 1,000 volunteers worked out of the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center here. There,
  • Airman's Attic getting a new home

    The Airman's Attic is moving to a location that's more store, less cellar. The attic, which provides junior-enlisted servicemembers with gently-used items such as toys, uniforms and housewares, is relocating from the basement of Columbia Hall to the old garden shop in the former base exchange/commissary complex. Scheduled to take place by the end
  • Combined Federal Campaign deemed huge success

    Dozens of servicemembers and civilian employees filled the Club here Dec. 14, hooting, applauding and honking party-favor noisemakers. The cause for celebration? A successful finale to this year's Combined Federal Campaign. Together, Pikes Peak region military installations, post offices and other federal agencies raised $2,170,382 for the CFC,
  • Peterson employee also a champ weightlifter

    Gym rats here can easily recognize Cyrus Ford - the fitness center regular spends about an hour and a half daily on the weight machines. But what most people don't know is that Mr. Ford, a Milstar terminal operator with the 21st Space Communications Squadron, isn't just lifting for the sake of lifting. The 242-pound competitive weightlifter is
  • Police to establish DUI checkpoints in Colo. Springs

    The Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado Department of Transportation and Pikes Peak Region DUI Task Force will establish checkpoints and increase their patrols Dec. 14-17 as part of an "Office Party Weekend" drunken driving enforcement campaign. People should plan before they party or expect to face serious consequences, officials CDOT
  • Wing garners Outstanding Unit Award

    The men and women of the 21st Space Wing have been awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. The award, presented to the wing by Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command, covers the period of Oct. 1, 2005 through Sept. 30, 2007, in which wing personnel "demonstrated world-class execution of their primary missions of space