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  • International collaboration bodes well for Iraq's future

    I am currently serving the final days of my second tour in the middle-east; my first occurred in 2007 when I deployed as a project manager for the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing's Civil Engineer Squadron to the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, and now I am deployed as part of the Multi-National Force-Iraq Combined Joint-Directorate 9 Economic and Business
  • What do you stand for

    Do you remember your first squadron commander, flight commander or supervisor? As a leader were they "good," "bad" or "indifferent?" Their leadership style, no matter what assessment you gave them, created an impression that shaped your attitude, initiative, and more importantly, your frame of reference regarding leadership. Around 1997, I started
  • It’s not the disability…It’s the ability!

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge employees who have triumphed regardless of the obstacles in life and who continue to give back to their community. One such individual is retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman, who will be speaking at the base auditorium Oct. 16 at 12:30 p.m. In February 1994, while
  • Hispanic astronaut reached for the stars

    In honor of this year's Hispanic-American festivities, I felt compelled to share some background information about a Hispanic-American who had a profound impact on my Air Force career: National Aeronautic Space Administration engineer, Jose M. Hernandez. The truth is, when I was going through school, there weren't many "historic" Hispanic American
  • Peterson begins Fire Prevention Week, theme is “Stay Fire Smart”

    Peterson Fire Emergency Services kick-off this year's Fire Prevention Week at the base exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3. Activities include: Surrey Fire Safety Trailer, fire-truck-sized bouncy house, fire extinguisher trainer, Sparky the Fire Dog, and prizes for all. Come see us and learn how you can "Stay Fire Smart." Fire Prevention Week
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Did you know?

     Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and is a time set aside to recognize the many contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to commemorate Hispanic heritage and culture. Some of Team Peterson may have heard of one prominent Hispanic American who has been featured in the news recently: Sonia Sotomayor, who
  • Fall means beginning of snow season

    During winter weather, one of the most important missions at Peterson is notifying employees about road conditions and whether the base is open or closed. "Our primary objective is to keep the base populace informed in a timely manner to allow them to make sound driving decisions," Col. Emily Buckman, 21st Mission Support Group commander said.
  • CFC; we can make a difference

    The 2009 Combined Federal Campaign is upon us, giving us the opportunity to contribute to a charity, or to charities, of our choice. Each year, through the CFC, federal employees and military personnel raise millions of dollars that benefit thousands of non-profit human health and welfare charities. The CFC is the only authorized solicitation of
  • CFC focuses on philanthropy

    The Combined Federal Campaign of the Pikes Peak Region kicks off its annual fundraising drive Sept. 21. The 2009 campaign theme focuses on the iCan giving philosophy where every federal employee can choose to say iCan make a difference by giving through the CFC. The campaign continues through Nov. 6. The CFC is the only authorized solicitation of
  • Discussing muscle dysmorphia

    Body image is a subject that has been researched extensively in women. However, significantly less research has been conducted related to body image disorders in males. A growing trend has been identified in young males with a new sub category of body dysmorphic disorder known as muscle dysmorphia. This group of individuals is concerned with