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  • Falcon Flight takes Eagle Flight, ALS increases AF knowledge

    The final Jeopardy question is: How many years did Chuck Norris serve in the Air Force? The question was successfully answered by Falcon Flight during the new Airman Leadership School Jeopardy learning tool. The flight is one of two teams for a total of 24 Airmen that graduated ALS on Aug. 12. Falcon Flight triumphed over Eagle Flight, with a final
  • 42 years of "just a little longer"

    The Beatles released "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album. Hollywood's box office hits were, "The Graduate," "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Cool Hand Luke." Gasoline was 33 cents a gallon, movie tickets were $1.25, the average cost of a new home was $14,250 and a new car would cost around $2,750. That was 1967--the year Maj. Gen. Thomas Deppe,
  • Drag racers turn to NORAD visit

    The world of NHRA professional drag racing came to Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the headquarters of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., July 13 following the Mile-High Nationals July 11-12 at Bandimere Speedway in Denver. Four championship
  • WWII Photo Lab commander returns to visit Multimedia Services Center

    Gone are the days of clunky cameras, oversized film enlargers, and wet chemical film processing. Today's photo professionals use compact and efficient digital cameras, personal computers, and digital printers to convert light into pixels, instead of the silver halide emulsions used in film. Here at the Peterson AFB Multimedia Services Center, we
  • Motorcyle riders must follow PPE guidelines

    April is, on average, the second deadliest month for motorcycle crashes, but riders can protect themselves by following the Air Force's personal protective equipment guidelines. A recent review of Air Force motorcycle data showed wearing the right gear really does help. The Air Force Safety Center looked at 582 Class A, B and C mishaps from 2006
  • Lightning, tornadoes and floods ... oh my!

    I want to start off this article with a quick quiz to test your storm knowledge. First question...What is the first thing members should not do if a tornado is confirmed heading in your direction. A) Begin those remodeling plans you have been putting off B) Put the dog or cat out (unless on a LONG leash) C) Cancel your homeowners insurance D) None
  • Play Ball: Sports Day is almost here!

    It's that time of year again. The 21st Space Wing Sports Day is around the corner and offers plenty of opportunities to get hurt -- but not if is Airmen take a few moments to think about safety first. Whether wing members plan to swim, play soccer, flag football, golf or combat dominoes, following proven injury prevention techniques offered by the
  • Drivers should be on the look out for bicyclists

    In 2004, more than 700 bicycle riders were killed and 41,000 riders were injured in traffic mishaps. While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn't detail statistics on how many of those were caused by the bicyclist or the vehicle operator, common sense indicates that any time a bicycle and a vehicle collide - the vehicle wins
  • Staying out do trouble in the great outdoors

    Are you tired of dealing with indoor plumbing, air conditioning and having to sleep in a comfortable bed? If so, camping is probably your arena. Every year thousands of Americans head into the great outdoors in order to get back to nature. Well, before you head for the hills, you need to do some planning. When selecting a place to camp, try to find
  • Living off the land: practicing safety in the wilderness

    A young couple just set up camp in a secluded spot at the base of a mountain. And where did they pitch their two-camper tent and equipment? Of course, in a nice, flat sandy spot in the middle of a dry wash, isolated from other campers where they could grill steaks on the open fire. Perfect, right? Hardly! Exercising simple Operational Risk