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  • New year's resolution: Adopt new culture of fitness, healthy living

    In just a few short weeks, the 21st Winter Olympics will open in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Feb. 12. As with previous Olympics, millions of us will be inspired by these outstanding athletes who fulfill the Olympics motto of "Faster, Higher, Stronger." Those of us who are Airmen will also be reminded of the incredible feats that can be
  • Guess who Miriam isn’t inviting to dinner?

    If you've been keeping up with my articles over the last few months, you know that I often quote a variety of authors and books. I've learned that there really isn't "anything new under the sun," and there is probably someone out there who has already said it much better than I ever could. Well, today's article won't be much different. I plan to
  • Today’s junior enlisted shaping tomorrow’s Air Force

    My generation entered the Air Force under entirely different circumstances. Our adversary was a peer competitor in Russia and there were very little or no deployments. The Cold War is over now, we have a new adversary and are engaged in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. We won the Cold War and we will be victorious in today's joint fight. The
  • 21st OG - Always Ready

    "They know that Santa's on his way. He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh. And every mother's child is going to spy, to see if reindeer really know how to fly..."As North American Aerospace Defense Command Santa trackers and the rest of America get ready for Santa's annual flight, the men and women of the 21st Operations Group stand
  • A daughter's view of deployments

    It was early in the morning and dark outside, with only street lights shining through the trees. I could almost smell the dew on the leaves and feel the moisture in the air. It was cold to the point where my teeth were chattering. My dad picked me up to keep me warm. I could not understand why my whole family had gotten up so early to go stand next
  • A way of life

    What makes serving in the Air Force a way of life as opposed to just another job, or simply an exciting career? All Airmen have a job to do, and my career has been rather exciting to say the least. But the way of life that I have accepted as an Airman is much more than a list of tasks to complete by the end of the day. This way of life that more
  • Clear AFS's Furred and Feathered Friends Club members support local community

    The Furred and Feathered Friends 4-H Club, led by 213th Space Warning Squadron Airmen and local family members, is entering its third year as an official 4-H Club. Service clubs inspire children to improve their community by getting involved.An average of 12 Clear Airmen and civilians supports this program on an annual basis, with others in the
  • Peterson civilians help create local wounded warrior program

    Wounded Warriors are a part of the military more and more today as the nation continues its fight against terrorism around the world.Many of the nation's wounded warriors return to the Colorado Springs area to begin adjusting to injuries they may have suffered while defending our nation. One of the newest ways military members, family members and
  • Seatbelt keeps ‘close call’ from becoming tragedy

    Nov. 5 started out like any other Thursday. However, everything changed while I was taking my dog to a veterinarian appointment. At the corner of Stetson Hills Boulevard and Tutt Boulevard, sitting at a red light, my vehicle was struck when a driver lost control of his vehicle after allegedly having a seizure. He uncontrollably floored the
  • In leadership, interpersonal relationships matter

    In the 21st Space Wing, Airmen of all ranks - both military and civilian - are our most precious resource. Whether ensuring we are always mission ready to execute Combatant Command taskings, providing superior support at our six installations for our own missions and those of our mission partners, developing and deploying our people, or emphasizing