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  • To the best space wing, happy Thanksgiving

    From the entire command team here at the 21st Space Wing, we want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
  • The bond of service unites all

    The bond formed by military service connects Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and Marines in a common experience regardless of the branch in which they served. It is a bond created by sacrifice, determination and resilience that is honored by a grateful nation every Veterans Day. This holiday is a day when hard earned honor and respect
  • Resiliency in a Remote Location

    Clear Air Force Station is located on the interior of Alaska, 80 miles from many of the modern conveniences most of us take for granted. Summers are short, with mosquitos the size of small birds and winters are long and dark with temperatures capable of plummeting to negative 60 degrees. Here, a small Total Force team, including active duty
  • AFSPC commander releases initial guidance and intent

    Our nation's most pressing national defense concerns are our concerns and we need to step up in new and innovative ways to meet them. To this end, I would like to provide my initial commander's intent in the form of several guiding principles. I expect each of you to understand these principles and integrate them into all of your duties and responsibilities.
  • CMAFS fire department partners with community

    Cheyenne Mountain Fire and Emergency Services has a long history supporting the Front Range as a leader in the regional wildfire community. Geographically speaking, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station is 567 acres in size, located in the midst of a true urban interface environment and borders a wide variety of jurisdictions.
  • Peterson budget: Not as simple as swiping a card

    Pulling off a fiscal year-end closeout is a major feat, especially at a wing with many high-visibility mission partners. How do we get to this point each year? The budget process in itself is a cyclical process, which means we move from phase to phase within the budget cycle. When we finish one phase, we head right into the next one.
  • In the shadow of 88201

    I’ll never forget the first ride I took on a C-17 Globemaster III from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., tail number 88201 in January of 2014. Just before takeoff, we held a fallen hero ceremony on the ramp in Bagram, Afghanistan. Capt. David Lyon, my teammate and wingman on that deployment, had been killed along with two others by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive in Kabul a few days after Christmas.
  • Good night, mom

    At the time, I did not realize how important it was to have a support system. I also didn’t understand the concept that family didn’t have to be related and could be anyone who cared enough to make sure you were OK.
  • The Long Fight, Suicide Awareness

    Let’s talk about suicide.For a majority of my life I’ve thought about killing myself. I never really talked to anybody about it or expressed it. It just dominated my thoughts. I was obsessed with death and dying. Basically, I thought the world sucked and I wanted to escape and killing myself seemed the best option.I wrote my first suicide note when
  • Trust is the Currency of Leadership

    With our powerful phased-array radar installation near Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and the recent addition of three geographically-separated optical sensor detachments in Hawaii, New Mexico, and Diego Garcia, the sun truly never sets on the 20th Space Control Squadron.