• Larger, improved West Gate re-opens

    At the West Gate's re-opening ceremony Nov. 5, it was hard to tell who was most excited about the newly remodeled base entrance. Members of the 21st Security Forces Squadron were keen to see the increased force protection the gate offers. Visitor's Center employees were happy to have brand-new, larger digs to handle Peterson's roughly 12,000 annual
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  • CDC program deemed safe, educational

    A prominent national organization has accredited the Child Development Center here for the next five years. The National Association for the Education of Young Children approved the center's submission for accreditation Oct. 31, making it one of roughly 10,000 centers nationwide to meet the organization's rigorous standards. "We were ecstatic to
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  • Airmen happy to be home from Afghanistan

    Denver Broncos games. Snowboarding. Movies. For the more than 20 members of the 21st Space Wing's Security Forces Squadron who returned from Afghanistan Oct. 29, the list of things they were looking forward to was long and varied. At the top for everyone? Spending time with friends and family. "We're all just thrilled," said Master Sgt. Jason
  • Red Devil prepares Airmen for deployment

    More than 100 Peterson Airmen spent the end of October rolling across desert expanses in convoys, eating MREs and fending off insurgent combatants. But the Airmen weren't in Iraq or Afghanistan - they were just down the road from here, at Fort Carson. From Oct. 21 to Oct. 25, 130 Airmen participated in Red Devil, honing the skills they'll need for
  • 117th Space Battalion's new colors flown on shuttle Atlantis

    Military units are traditionally fiercely proud of their colors - the banners they carry into battle, the flags that lead the way and that men have died rather than surrender. One of Colorado's youngest Army National Guard units now carries a flag that, although its history is short, has a unique claim to fame few such banners own - that of being
  • Inspections net high ratings for 21st MDG

    The 21st Medical Group has received top ratings from military and civilian evaluators who visited the group's facilities this summer. The 21st MDG passed its tri-annual military health services inspection with flying colors, receiving an overall rating of "excellent," the second highest level possible, from a team of nine military health care
  • 'The sky is no limit'; AFSPC welcomes new leader

    "Space capabilities have shaped the American way of warfare in the 21st century, just like airpower did in the 20th," said Gen. C. Robert Kehler as he assumed command of Air Force Space Command in a ceremony here Oct. 24, presided over by Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Duncan J. McNabb. Senior military leaders, members of the armed forces,