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  • In the blink of an eye

    (Editor's note: Peterson's 2nd Lt. Marc Ward was one of 20 Air Force members recently selected to participate in the Warrior Games scheduled May 10 to 14 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. About 200 wounded, ill and injured active duty, Guard and Reserve members, as well as retired personnel and veterans, from the Army, Marine
  • Peterson Airmen take time in April to discuss “it” – sexual assault

    When Kelly Addington finally told a close male friend that she had been raped, she wasn't prepared for his reaction."Who is he? Where is he? Is he dead? Is he in jail? If he's not, he's going to be," he yelled, veins throbbing in his neck.Although he meant well, his anger didn't help her, she said. It didn't make her feel safe. "It made me feel
  • Peterson’s Area Defense Counsel works for you

    All members of the Armed Forces take an oath to protect and defend the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Peterson's Area Defense Counsel works to protect the basic rights the Constitution provides, ensuring an independent and aggressive representation of Air Force members facing punitive and other adverse actions. The ADC
  • Women’s history – shaping the face of the Air Force

    Maj. Melissa May was at a holiday party with her squadron at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, a few years ago when another officer sidled up to her."What are you doing?" he said. "You shouldn't be wearing lipstick. You need to decide, either you're a fighter pilot or you're a chick."She smiled and took that as a huge compliment, she said.It just so
  • Peterson Thrift Shop is more than bargains, it's family

    Mimi Ogden went to the Peterson Thrift Shop in search of a good bargain. She found something more.She found sisterhood, friendship and a family. "I enjoy it, to be with the ladies," said Ms. Ogden, a long-time Thrift Shop volunteer. "My husband died very young, so being a volunteer, it helps with my sanity. We have a nice group of people - it's a
  • Two teams named Golden Knights for January

    The January Golden Knight award went to two organizations: the 13th and 213th Space Warning Squadron geographically separated unit staff assistance visit team, and the LeMay Preparation Team from the 21st Force Support Squadron.The 13th/213th SWS SAV team includes: Lt. Col. Aaron Bass, 21st Operations Group; Maj. Penny Haspil, 21st OG; Capt. Steve
  • Peterson AFB "writes women into history;" celebrates Women's History Month

    It's been more than 60 years since Staff Sgt. Esther Blake became the first woman in the Air Force. So eager was she to join, Sergeant Blake signed up in the first minute of the first day that Air Force duty was authorized for women, July 8, 1948.In that first year, 4,300 other women also joined the Air Force. Since then, women have been writing
  • Out of the history books, into the heart

    Tech. Sgt. Monique Killian must have passed in front of the F.W. Woolworth Co. store in Greensboro, N.C., dozens, if not hundreds of times, when she was a kid. She knew the location was significant in African American history. She had even heard family lore that "Mom was arrested for picketing or sitting," said Sergeant Killian, 21st Space Wing
  • African American Airmen make Air Force history

    There is no better way to celebrate African American History Month than to look at how the Air Force has benefited from the contributions of African American Airmen.One of the first African American pilots to make history was Eugene Jacques Bullard. In August 1917, 30 years before the Air Force became an individual branch of the U.S. military,
  • Airmen vie for chance to be named "Biggest Loser"

    No one likes to be called "loser." Unless, it is in reference to how much weight or body fat they have lost. For the first time, Peterson's Fitness and Sports Center fitness specialists are teaming with Health and Wellness Center exercise and nutrition specialists to bring Airmen and their families "The Biggest Loser" weight-loss challenge program.
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