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  • Appearing in uniform in civilian court

    You're sitting at a traffic light one day when a car blows through a red light in front of you and broadsides another car that was in the process of turning. The accident proves to be fatal, and you are the only witness. You receive a subpoena to testify downtown at the criminal trial of the driver who ran the red light. What should you do? And
  • Team Pete breakfast, legislative visit, activities from last week

    Last week, the 21st Space Wing hosted Team Peterson's fourth quarter awards breakfast at the Peterson Club. As with all awards ceremonies, it was extremely gratifying to see those individuals who have gone above and beyond in the performance of their duties receive the recognition they deserve. I extend my personal congratulations to every nominee
  • Commander provides update on installation facilities, services

    One of the key components of the 21st Space Wing's mission is to provide unsurpassed installation support and protection. As the Air Force Space Command nominee for the 2007 Curtis E. LeMay Award for services excellence and the winner of the Air Force Outstanding Civil Engineer Squadron (21st Civil Engineer Squadron), the 21st SW has definitely
  • Commander comments on highlights of past week

    The 21st Space Wing was privileged to host the Peterson National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 7. Just like the National Prayer Breakfast held each year in our nation's capital, the purpose of the base's local ceremony is to reaffirm our faith and dependence in the power of prayer. Regardless of our backgrounds, whether we practice different religions or
  • 21st SW annual awards week

    As part of the 21st Space Wing's annual awards week, all of our local and geographically-separated unit nominees gathered together for the beginning of a week-long series of events Jan. 28 aimed at rewarding their exceptional performance in 2007. Scheduled activities included tours of Colorado Springs, Colo., Peterson, the Air Force Academy and the
  • Front Range military community comes together for SnoFest

    This past weekend, the 21st Space Wing had the distinct pleasure of hosting the 18th annual SnoFest event at the Keystone Resort, Colo. It was a great weekend with more than 3,000 members from Front Range military community participating in this year's festivities. Families and personnel from Buckley AFB, F.E. Warren AFB, Schriever AFB, the Air
  • 6th SWS the epitome of a crisp organization

    On Jan. 16, your command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Omdal and I visited the 6th Space Warning Squadron at Cape Cod Air Force Station, Mass. Accompanying us on our visit was another outstanding Airman from the 21st Space Wing, Airman 1st Class Jacob Close. Airman Close, who works in the 21st Operations Support Squadron's Intelligence Flight as
  • 21st CES provides unsurpassed installation support

    Last week we received some great news that our 21st Civil Engineer Squadron won the 2007 "Maj. Gen. Robert H. Curtin Award" in the small unit category. This is awarded to the most outstanding civil engineer unit in the Air Force with less than 550 military and civilian members. This award truly validates the hard work and dedication the men and
  • Prepping for deployment: Knowing powers of attorney

    Many members of the 21st Space Wing are or will soon be preparing to deploy in support of the global war on terrorism, spanning the entire globe. But before they take off on their air expeditionary force cycle, one of the most important matters facing them is the handling of personal affairs back at home. A power of attorney transfers important
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Life, Purpose and People

    During a speech in Montgomery Alabama, titled, Conquering Self-Centeredness (1957), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said "An individual has not started living fully until they can rise above the narrow confines of individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of humanity ... Every person must decide, at some point, whether they will walk in the