• Space Delta 7 stands up the 71st, 72nd ISRS

    Col. Chandler Atwood, Space Delta 7 commander, speaks to new squadron members during the activation ceremony of the 71st and 72nd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadrons at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 11, 2020. The squadron members transferred from 70th ISR Wing units. (U.S. Space Force photo by Kristen Allen)
  • 73 Peterson-Schriever Garrison personnel ceremonially transferred to USSF

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond , ceremonially administered the oath of office and oath of enlistment to 73 officer and enlisted space professionals selected to transfer into the U.S. Space Force stationed at Peterson-Schriever Garrison via livestream during the Air Force Association’s virtual
  • Front Range firefighters climb 2,744 steps in honor of fallen on 9/11

    MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – A member from the Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado fire department kneels on the steps of the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs during the 9-11 Remembrance Climb, Sept. 11, 2020. For the past five years, the Front Range firefighters have worn full bunker gear while climbing 2,744 stairs to honor the 343 firefighters lost
  • Social Security Payroll Tax Deferral

    In an effort to provide economic relief during COVID-19, Aug. 28, the Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service issued guidance on the Presidential Memorandum to temporarily defer Social Security tax withholdings. This will be effective through the end of 2020.
  • 16th SPCS heritage panel commemorates 15 years of space support to U.S., allied warfighters

    On Aug. 21 2020, the 16th Space Control Squadron held a heritage panel highlighting 15 years of continuous space operations from a deployed site in the Middle East known as Operation Silent Sentry, providing space electronic warfare capabilities across the spectrum of satellite communications, supporting multiple combatant commands.
  • USSF and NOAA Begin Joint Operations of Infrared Weather Satellite

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The U.S. Space Force has declared Initial Operational Capability of the Electro-optical Infrared Weather System Geostationary (EWS-G1) spacecraft. EWS-G1, formerly known as GOES-13, was transferred to the U.S. Air Force by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 2019 under an agreement between the U.S. Air Force and NOAA for Interagency Cooperation on Collection of Space-Based Environmental Monitoring Data.
  • Peterson AFB participates in Rising Phoenix II exercise with community partners

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Seth Mosley, Rising Phoenix II exercise safety officer, right, provides guidance to an Airman with the 21st Civil Engineering Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 1, 2020. Rising Phoenix II simulated an Alert 3 commercial aircraft crash on the northwest side of the Colorado Springs Airport property. (U.S.
  • Electro-Optical Infrared Weather System – Geostationary declared IOC

    Lt. Col. Charles Sandusky, Space Delta 2 deputy commander, listens during a teleconference with Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, U. S. Space Force director of operations and communications, as the USSF presents the Electro-Optical Infrared Weather System – Geostationary for operational acceptance and combatant command presentation to U. S. Space Command at
  • Honor guard hosts first P-S GAR graduation

    The High Frontier Honor Guard hosted its first graduation since the COVID-19 pandemic and the standup of the Peterson-Schriever Garrison Sept. 1 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.The honor guard provides public and professional support to the community including retirement ceremonies and veteran funerals.“A lot of the services we do are the last
  • AUAB Airmen make history as first deployed Space Force members

    Enlisted and commissioned Airmen assigned to the 16th Expeditionary Space Control Flight and the 609th Air Operations Center joined the U.S. Space Force during enlistment and oath of office ceremonies at the Silent Sentry compound Sept. 1, 2020.