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  • Peterson wraps up LeMay visit; groundbreaking on new base housing begins

    As many of you know, the Gen. Curtis E. LeMay Award evaluation team departed Peterson April 12 after a week-long evaluation of the 21st Services Squadron. To say the least, it was an outstanding visit as the five-member team received a first-hand look at the incredible services programs and personnel we have here. With their unmatched enthusiasm
  • 21st Space Wing makes trip to Capitol Hill

    On April 1, your command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Tim Omdal and I participated in the annual Commander's Capitol Hill Visit Program in Washington, D.C. It was a great visit and one which we had been looking forward to for quite some time. The primary goal of this program is to improve and build upon the relationships we've already established with
  • Taking best care of our Airmen

    Win today's fight. Take best care of our people. Prepare for tomorrow's challenges. These are the overarching priorities of our Air Force. Even while fighting a Global War on Terror and striving to find the ways and means to recapitalize our capabilities, we still make "taking care of our people" a top priority. I'm honored to be a member of such a
  • General Kehler returns to 21st SW for official visit

    With all of the events that took place last week, I'd like to start off by saying "thank you" to every 21st Space Wing Knight in the Team Peterson community for their tremendous support throughout the entire week. Almost every event impacted each member of the wing in some way; whether it was the First Term Airman Center hand-off luncheon, Team
  • Don't stand silent: Remembering Kristallnacht, 1938

    In honor of the Peterson Holocaust Remembrance week from April 27 - May 4, the Holocaust committee will show themed movies, have book displays and a table display. A memorial service for those who perished in one of the world's worst human tragedies will be held May 1 in the base chapel. One of the events to be remembered, which led to the
  • 14th AF Commander’s Conference and Annual Awards Ball

    On March 21, your command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Tim Omdal, and I attended the 14th Air Force Commander's Conference and Annual Awards Ball at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Attending the conference was a great opportunity to provide Lt. Gen. William Shelton, 14th Air Force commander, with an update on 21st Space Wing activity over the past
  • Base Aquatics Center celebrates grand opening

    It was an honor and privilege March 14 to host the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Peterson Aquatics Center. The ceremony really was a very important event for the base because of the tremendous quality of life improvement the facility offers to our Airmen and their families ... military and civilian alike. Given that one of
  • Commander pays visit to Cavalier AFS

    Last week, Chief Master Sgt. Tim Omdal and I had the distinct privilege of visiting the men and women of the 10th Space Warning Squadron, another one of our geographically separated units at Cavalier Air Force Station, N.D. Making the trip with us was Senior Airman Tyson Johnson from the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron. Airman Johnson, a distinguished
  • Federal employees can take part in political activities, with some guidelines

    The election season is now in high gear, and this has already been an exciting race among both the Republican and Democratic candidates. As we get out and show our support for the candidate of our choice, we must remember that there are specific laws and regulations governing what we, as federal employees, can and cannot do. The Hatch Act governs
  • Commander recaps visit to Thule, spouse’s town hall meeting

    On Feb. 28, Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Omdal, your command chief, and I visited the 821st Air Base Group at Thule Air Base, Greenland. Accompanying us on our visit was Staff Sgt. Ava Dunn, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of knowledge operations for the wing command section. It was Sergeant Dunn's first opportunity to travel to one of our