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  • Countdown to fiscal year '09's end of year: Engage early, engage often

    They say "time flies when you're having fun...." So, we must be having a great time because fiscal year-end is just around the corner! Yes, it's that time of year again -- time to remind you, our customers, of the upcoming deadlines for all of your purchase requirements. Every year at this time, the 21st Contracting Squadron is inundated with a
  • Warrior culture is OUR culture

    The Air Force prides itself on its ability to adapt to the constantly changing nature of warfare. Indeed, our technological innovations and intense training for our Airmen is second to none. We're told our most important weapons system is not the F-22 or the ICBM - it is our Airmen.  Our team is composed of individual Airmen, and those individuals'
  • Legal offers credit counseling, debt management plans

    With the ongoing recession, many people have been having a harder time making ends meet financially. This has meant, among other things, that defaults on loans, credit cards, and other debts, as well as personal bankruptcies, are on the rise. Consequently, you may have noticed a stark increase in the number of advertisements you hear on the radio
  • A week for celebrating, remembering

    Welcome back from a safe and enjoyable Independence Day weekend! I am pleased to report that the wing has come through this long weekend free of serious injuries and without any DUIs. Between the rain showers and fireworks, I hope everyone was able to take advantage of this opportunity to relax with family and friends as well as reflect on the many
  • Warrior ethos: the peace of a nation's heart

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell, author.Mr. Orwell makes a point that I think we don't often consider to its fullest. In many countries around the globe the sleep of peoples is not peaceful, because their dreams are fraught with fearful images and the
  • Airmen provide feedback from the field

    As summer rolls along, it seems the perfect time for a well deserved break from the office. The conditions for our Sports and Field Day on Thursday should be terrific. Thursday's Sports and Field day will be filled with competitive and fun sporting events for Airmen of all varying skill levels. The main focus of the program is to promote
  • Lightning: Colorado ranks third in nation for fatalities

    I stared down in anguish at the shattered shaft of my $200 driver and lamented how befitting and symbolic it was toward my pitiful play during the first four holes of the Air Force Academy's Blue golf course Sunday. What I didn't realize was that it was an omen of what was yet to come. Working on the third shot of the fifth-hole par 5, our foursome
  • Sports Day safety: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!... Among other things

    Sports Day is an annual Peterson tradition. It's a time for Airmen to unwind, enjoy their favorite activities and show off their sporting talents. But, sports day can also bring trouble to those who are not prepared, such as blistering sunburn, broken bones and dehydration if not prepared beforehand. We can have fun in the sun as long as we take
  • June busy with multitude of visitors

    The summer is off to a great start, and things are as busy as usual across the wing. On Friday we held the quarterly Team Pete awards breakfast at the club. The Club did an outstanding job and made this event a success. The competition was tight with the nominees coming from our tenants as well as members from our wing. The winners deserve special
  • Interment of our first Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force

    Fellow Airmen, yesterday I attended the interment of our first CMSAF, Paul Wesley Airey, at Arlington. There's never been a day I've been more proud to be an American Airman. The chapel was filled with family, senior AF leaders (current and former CMSAFs, SECAF, CSAF), and many Airmen--active duty, Guard, Reserve and retired. CMSAF McKinley's