• Cookie drive delivers holiday cheer to Airmen

    Arriving home from work Dec. 5, Airman First Class Mequanint Kassa was surprised to find a package at his door that was a lot better than anything the postal service could deliver. Instead of an ordinary brown parcel, Airman Kassa, an information manager with the 21s Operations Group, received a hand-decorated bag full of a dozen cookies, some
  • Base fitness center hosts Aerobic-a-thon for Toys for Tots

    Everyone is used to running or walking for a cause, but aerobics for charity? Don't knock it. Several hundred people here sweated to thumping music Dec. 7 as part of Peterson's annual Aerobic-a-thon. Classes ran throughout the day, starting at the top of every hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., with participants bringing toys for the Marine Corps' Toys
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  • Colonel, Chief take exceptional Airmen to GSUs, other destinations

    Looking to get out of town for a couple of days? Hard-working Airmen might find a quick trip is easier than they think. Col. Jay Raymond, commander of the 21st Space Wing, has started selecting exceptional Airmen to accompany him and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Omdal, the wing's command chief, on selected trips out of town and overseas. Two Airmen
  • Peterson opens doors to new dental clinic

    Peterson leadership and base dental officials swung open the doors to a new, temporary dental facility Nov. 19 as Team Pete continues to upgrade facilities to better support the local military community. The $3.5 million facility, which eventually gives way to a permanent clinic in the next decade, features many technological upgrades over the
  • Waste audit looks at what is, isn’t being reused

    Dumpster diving is usually frowned on here, but for a group of Peterson employees, crawling in refuse Nov. 15 was just another day on the job. In honor of America Recycles Day, members of the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron and contractors from Booz Allen Hamilton and Resource Geoscience, Inc., dug through a week's worth of trash from Dorm 1170. The
  • Service-disabled veterans key to meeting military missions

    One of Peterson's own was recognized at the first Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Awards Ceremony Nov. 5 at the Pentagon. Reggie Selby, a small business specialist in the Small Business Office here, won the "Golden Talon" award. He said enlisting small companies owned by service-disabled veterans to work with DOD is good business and
  • Office guides retirees to correct resources

    Retirees may no longer be active duty, but that doesn't mean they're not active - and the Retiree Activities Office on Peterson is here to make sure of it. Housed in Building 350, the office works to make sure retirees have a way to reach whatever base resource they need. Lost an ID card? Want more information on health care options? Wondering why
  • Peterson runner nets fast finish in Marine Corps Marathon

    Remember finishing that 10K in an hour a few years ago? Or feeling great after fitting in a half-hour jog the other day? Don't get too cocky - Capt. Jason Schlarb makes all that look like geriatric shuffling. The 29-year-old Peterson Airman just finished third among Air Force men in the Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 28 in Washington D.C. Finishing