• Land acquisition expands development opportunities on Peterson

    Lt. Col. Landon Phillips, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron commander, believes an updated lease with the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is the first step of many positive changes at Peterson Air Force Base.The lease, completed in November 2018, frees up 278 acres for additional development on Peterson Air Force Base, Phillips said. “That’s an
  • ADL hosts dental symposium

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Dental technicians demonstrate intrinsic staining techniques during a dental symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Feb. 6, 2019. Dental technicians from across the Department of Defense attended this week-long course hosted by the Peterson Air Force Base Area Dental Laboratory to learn new skills and familiarize
  • 24th AF leaders visit cyber operations at Peterson

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Chief Master Sgt. David Klink, 24th Air Force command chief, talks with 21st Communications Squadron cyber warfare operators at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Feb 8, 2019. Klink and Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner, 24th Air Force commander, visited the squadron to meet and recognize Airmen for their mission
  • Flight leadership course undergoes changes

    Both senior enlisted Airmen and senior officers now have the opportunity to develop their flight leadership skills as part of the 21st Space Wing’s effort to revitalize squadron-level learning.In August 2016, Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, announced his initiative to revitalize squadrons, calling them “the beating heart of
  • Avoiding the mess of cold stress

    During the winter season in Colorado, weather conditions can drastically change. 21st Security Forces Squadron entry controllers on Peterson Air Force Base need to monitor the weather conditions and dress appropriately to avoid cold stress.
  • STARBASE Peterson - An alternate method of learning

    The STARBASE facility provides a unique education experience for students of military members and civilians across four different school districts. Peterson Air Force Base is one of more than 60 STARBASE sites in the U.S., including a site in Puerto Rico.“We teach students in a fun, engaging environment, free from homework and assessments,” said
  • PEO Digital sharpens picture for Cheyenne Mountain Complex

    The program office worked with the Raytheon Co. to build the software over 10 months, at a cost of $3.2 million. Raytheon used agile methods to field and test the system, abridging some of the more time-consuming operational checks in favor of building a minimum viable product, and iterating improvements over time. The program office fielded a fully functional system in June 2018.
  • Air Force ends promotion testing for E-7 and above

    The Air Force announced today it is removing the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing requirement for active-duty promotions to the grades of E-7 through E-9, beginning this fall with the 2019 E-9 promotion cycle.
  • Airmen remember Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ushered America into an era of racial inclusion, desegregation and equal rights with his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech, speakers said Jan. 23, 2019, during the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Luncheon on Peterson Air Force Base.This year’s theme was “Remember, Celebrate, Act,” as Airmen gathered in The Club
  • Snow removal and salting – Enter the Dirt Boyz

    The winter months bring seasonal festivities and cold blustery snow days, but also unsafe driving conditions. When it snows on Peterson Air Force Base, the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron’s “Dirt Boyz” will clear the snow and salt the roadways to ensure the day’s mission can be accomplished safely.Snow season for Peterson AFB runs from Sept. 1 – May