• Meet the wing commander: Col. Thomas Falzarano

    Although Col. Thomas Falzarano is new to being the 21st Space Wing commander, he has called Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado and even the 21st Space Wing home before. He recently took time to talk with the 21st Space Wing Public Affairs office to share a little bit about himself, his priorities and his goals for his time as wing commander.
  • Peterson Airmen save life

    In the beginning of August, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein ordered all wings to stand down for a day and focus on resiliency and suicide prevention due to the alarming increase of suicide rates in the U.S. Air Force in 2019.
  • Handling emergencies one crisis at a time

    When disaster strikes, the Air force divides into two categories — those who need help, and those who provide help. Air Force emergency management specialists are among those who provide help. Their mission is to prepare, plan, train, educate and equip Air Force personnel to respond to, maintain mission capability during and recover from crisis situations. Those situations can include major accidents, natural disasters, weapons of mass destruction and wartime chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive attacks.
  • The risk is great, but the work is crucial

    In the office of the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron’s explosive ordnance disposal section, there is a wall that bears the names and faces of every EOD technician who has been killed in action since the beginning of the war on terrorism. On that wall hangs a memorial to one of their own: A1C Matthew Seidler, former 21st CES EOD technician. Seidler was killed in action in 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. His name is treated with the reverence due to a fallen brother in arms.
  • Peterson firefighters are jacks-of-all-trades

    When a person thinks of firefighters, he or she might conjure images of burning buildings, big red trucks or cats stuck in trees, but the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron fire department knows there’s a lot more to a fire department than what meets the eye. The 99 firefighters on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, train every day to be able to respond at a moment’s notice. They know how to handle every kind of scenario, from performing first aid to responding to a crashed aircraft.
  • The Dirt Boyz’ road work produces concrete results

    For most Airmen, walking around with a dirty uniform is a surefire way to incite the wrath of leadership. However, for the Airmen whose mission it is to keep the roads and sidewalks of Peterson Air Force Base in repair, things are a little different.
  • Developmental special duties offer Airmen fresh perspective

    After basic military training and technical school the work an Airman does day-to-day becomes their primary focus for years. Completing an enlisted developmental special duty gives Airmen the opportunity to step away from their career field for a period of time and get a fresh perspective on the bigger Air Force picture.
  • Regional Command Post renovates to better execute unique mission

    The Colorado Springs Regional Command Post on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, completed major renovations in May, 2019. The renovations enable CSRCP staff to operate more efficiently, improving their ability to respond to emergency situations and act as the eyes and ears for five wings across Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB and the U.S. Air Force Academy.
  • Col. Falzarano's "TDY for a day": CE edition

    Col. Thomas Falzarano, 21st Space Wing commander, toured the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Aug. 7, 2019.While visiting, Falzarano toured multiple sections of the squadron to meet the many CE Airmen and to learn about all of the vital roles they play on the base.The 21st CES contains five major sections: Fire
  • 21st Medical Group awarded Joint Commission accreditation

    The 21st Medical Group, located at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for ambulatory health care and primary care medical home accreditations by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.