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  • Wing welcomes new vice commander

    There is a new face on our wing's leadership team...the new 21st Space Wing vice commander is Col. Scott F. Shepherd. Many of you may have already met him; since arriving April 4, he has been out familiarizing himself with the vast mission of the 21st Space Wing from all facets. Fortunately it won't take him long to know and understand what we do -
  • DUIs threaten mission readiness

    Since the beginning of 2007, Peterson Air Force Base has had more DUIs than all of 2006. Driving while under the influence is completely unacceptable and inconsistent with our Air Force Core Values, as well as the charge to be a good Wingman. But it goes even further than that. Driving under the influence is illegal and can cause serious injury or
  • Space Observer: Back by popular demand!

    We all know we have to work smarter not harder in today's Air Force. It is a phrase you have heard many times before and it is part of our Air Force culture. In accordance with this philosophy, we have been streamlining everyday processes across the Air Force, and Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century is a program focused on continuing
  • I am an Airman

    We, the Air Force, have an identity crisis. I vividly remember my first day as a Professional Military Education instructor. On that day, everyone stood up and introduced themselves to their classmates with the typical, "Hi, my name is Bob and I'm a crew chief." Each student stated his or her first name and Air Force occupation. Then came the final
  • Keeping perspective

    Welcome to the holiday season. We made it through the busiest shopping weekend of the year and I just heard on the radio that Nov. 27, the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend, was dubbed Cyber Monday. It's the first Monday back from the Thanksgiving break where many who have access to a high-speed Internet connection can catch the last minute
  • Self-improvement - A lifelong concept

    Self-improvement or continuous learning goes beyond advanced academic education and career field training courses. Self-improvement involves making an effort to learn something new and testing our abilities to overcome challenging obstacles. Additionally, in today's "Information Age," everyone must continuously train to remain skilled at the latest