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  • Healthy eating during the holidays; it’s possible

    Tis' the season for rich creamy foods, divine desserts and weight gain. All the holiday goodies and fabulous food can add up to inches on the waistline. But, 21st Space Wing Health and Wellness Center experts say it doesn't have to be so. Airmen, whether single or preparing dinner for a family, can serve healthy food that tastes great. It's all
  • 21st Comm Squadron earns intramural football title

    The 21st Communications Squadron intramural football team rode a second-half rally to win its third consecutive championship 30-14 over North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Northern Command Nov.18 at the Peterson football complex.The communications team came into the championship game after posting an undefeated regular and post-season
  • Peterson Airmen offer ‘creature’ comfort to kids

    As the lore goes, it was 1902 when the Teddy bear was created. Named for President Theodore Roosevelt, a bear hunter, the president was on expedition when he came across an injured bear. He ordered a mercy killing of the injured animal and later an editorial cartoon retold the scene. Merchants reacted quickly by making stuffed bears and calling
  • Local explosive experts tackle stress with EOD Safety Day

    The 21st Space Wing's Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight took one day, Nov. 20, to pause operations and reflect on safety.The 21st Civil Engineer Squadron EOD team talked about stress management, the signs and symptoms of stress and how to work through emotional stress. EOD teams are among the most deployed Airmen in one of the most dangerous jobs
  • Cooking tips for turkey day

    Thanksgiving is usually associated with football, family and food but, and while most may not associate this holiday with food safety, it should be a very important ingredient of this festive occasion. Personal hygiene is a must when preparing food for a Thanksgiving feast. Those preparing food should wash their hands with soap and water and avoid
  • Spotlight on justice

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Base legal officials recently announced nonjudicial punishment actions for October 2009.A staff sergeant assigned to the 21st Medical Operations Squadron received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 86, Uniform Code of Military Justice, Failure to Go; Article 111, UCMJ, Drunken Driving; and Article
  • Lobos have a field day at local elementary school

    Fourteen members of the 76th Space Control Squadron volunteered to assist McAuliffe Elementary School Oct. 1 with its annual field day in Colorado Springs. The volunteers manned several sports stations around the school campus. Approximately 300 students in kindergarten to fifth grade participated in the day's events, which included a Frisbee toss,
  • Wounded warrior not defined by disability

    Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman had been around the world with his Special Forces unit. He had been in the thick of invasions in Granada and Panama. He was a jumper, a skier and a diver. So, when he woke up in a hospital bed without his legs after a parachute training mission gone badly, he had to make a decision. "I was subjected to being
  • H1N1 and seasonal flu: What to do if you get sick

    The Center for Disease Control expects the H1N1 flu to cause many illnesses in the United States, along with seasonal flu. The following information is what people need to know if they have H1N1 or seasonal flu. Some of the symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, and sometimes
  • Wing civilian wins 14th Air Force award

    A 21st Space Wing Director of Staff civilian recently won a 14th Air Force quarterly award. Ms. LJ Van Belkum, 21st Space Wing deputy inspector general, loves when she can help someone find a resolution to a conflict. That passion in her work is among many reasons she was named 14th Air Force civilian supervisor (category II) of the second quarter.