• "Amazing Base" to give away thousands in prizes, cash

    A new promotion will have base residents and employees racing for cash, reality show-style, for the next two months. On Sept. 4, the 21st Services Squadron started "The Amazing Base" here, a prize giveaway competition open to all servicemembers, civilians, contractors and family members on Peterson. Participants will have the opportunity to win
  • Chinook shipment a joint effort by Army, Air Force

    Working in Peterson's Air Terminal, 2nd Lt. Carolyn Griffin has seen a lot of different Army shipments come through Peterson. "Everything from Blackhawks to office supplies," said the lieutenant, the officer in charge of air terminal operations for the 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron. "Basically anytime Fort Carson is sending something overseas,
  • STRIPES Pub opens Sept. 6; All fun and games

    STRIPES Pub is all fun and games, savory food and tasty drinks, laid back and unruffled. STRIPES, a cool new pub, opens at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 6 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and festivities at The Club, Building 1013. See for yourself what the excitement is about. There will be door prizes, and The Amazing Base will host a special treasure hunt worth
  • Fill the boot

  • 50th Space Wing adds new antenna to its network

    One of the newest antennas in the country is now part of the 50th Space Wing's Air Force Satellite Control Network. Col. Robert Skinner, commander of the 50th's Network Operations Group, accepted control of New Hampshire's Antedo antenna from the Satellite Control and Network Systems Group at a ceremony on Peterson Aug. 22. The Air Force Space and
  • AFA coach talks football at The Club

    Summer is barely over, but thoughts on Peterson are starting to turn to football - Air Force football, to be exact. To help Airmen and base employees get ready for the new season, the Air Force Academy's new football coach, Troy Calhoun, stopped by The Club Aug. 21 to talk about this year's team. A 1989 Academy graduate and former team member
  • First commander's call outlines wing priorities

    Col. Jay Raymond, commander of the 21st Space Wing, took over command just six weeks ago, but he already has some clear goals for both the wing and the base. Speaking at his first commander's call Aug. 16 and 17, Colonel Raymond outlined his top priorities for the wing, stressing the need for flawless operations and conduct at all times. He asked
  • Peterson exercise tests disease control

    Base organizations worked with city and county officials Aug. 9 to contain a simulated outbreak of smallpox unleashed by an Airman gone mad. Part of Peterson's quarterly exercise program, Airmen and civilian employees responded to the incident alongside agencies ranging from Civil Air Patrol to the Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management.
  • Local Airmen earn Bronze Star Medal for work in Iraq

    Some deeds -- like, say, safely calming rioting prisoners or destroying key enemy buildings -- just need a little more recognition than a pat on the back. Capt. Kevin Lombardo, 21st Space Wing's Security Forces, and Tech. Sgt. Michael Smith, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, got the recognition due to them recently when they were both awarded
  • Earthquake aid