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  • Peterson transitions to privatized housing

    Officials here handed over control of base housing to a private developer this month, the first step in a process that will eventually bring new homes to both Peterson and Schriever. Private developer Actus Lend Lease closed on a $321 million privatization initiative for Peterson, Schriever and Los Angeles Air Force Bases Sept. 20. Actus -
  • CFC kicks off soon

    "Red Cross Responds to Tragic Bridge Collapse," "Church Opens Doors as Shelter." These are just some of the disaster response headlines seen in recent months. Do you ever wonder if there's a way you can help? There is a way. The Air Force Combined Federal Campaign for the Pikes Peak region kicks off Oct. 2, with festivities at the U.S. Air Force
  • Peterson remembers POWs, MIAs

    Ed Beck knows there's nothing fun about being a prisoner of war. Held by the Germans during World War II, Mr. Beck, a retired Army master sergeant, was forced to walk for hours on end, work in a stone quarry and sleep on crowded floors, often with very little food. Though he eventually escaped to France and made it back to the United States, Mr.
  • Celebrating 60

  • Card office dealing with lots of people

    It's not easy working in the Common Access Card office. But the staff deserve sympathy - and patience - from their customers. Issuing a CAC card is more complex than it seems. Making the CAC card itself is fairly simple. The process usually takes just about a half hour to complete, mostly because of an encryption process that takes at least 12 to
  • Transfer ceremony reunites pieces of historic Air Force heritage

    Two A-10s carried a piece of Flying Tigers heritage away from Peterson Sept. 21, part of an Air Force effort to reunite three pieces of a historic World War II legacy. During the transfer ceremony, the 76th Space Control Squadron here gave its piece of the Flying Tigers heritage, which it has held since 1995, to the new 76th Fighter Squadron, a
  • Flying Tigers to leave Peterson

    An important piece of World War II heritage will be flying away - literally - from Peterson this week. The 76th Space Control Squadron is transferring its Flying Tigers heritage to the new 76th Fighter Squadron this week. The 76th FS is a Reserve associate unit from the 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman AFB, Mo., which will fly A-10s out of the
  • Celebrating 60

  • Deployed Airmen return home

    Applause and cheers filled the lobby of the Colorado Springs Airport Sept. 14, as several members of the 21st Space Wing's Security Forces Squadron returned home from Iraq. After six months away - seven for a few who had to undergo training - a dozen Airmen from the squadron were greeted by waiting moms, dads, wives and children, a few holding