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First Lt. Fanita Schmidt, 4th Space Operations Squadron orbital analysis engineer, donates blood at the 3rd Annual Blood Drive hosted by the 21st Medical Dental Squadron in the Building 300 auditorium at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.  Schmidt explained her decision to donate was based on personal experiences. It saved my life, she said. I'm trying to give back the way someone did for me. I believe it's a life-saving process and the organization exists to give someone else the opportunity to live a longer life, if not save a life.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher DeWitt) "A blood transfusion saved my life"
Every child dreams of taking a trip to Disneyland, and in 2001, 1st Lt. Fanita Schmidt's family set off to make it a reality. But the family's dream suddenly turned into a nightmare when Arizona winds blew their minivan off the road, causing the vehicle to roll down a hill."I lost my brother that day," said Schmidt, 4th Space Operations Squadron
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Airman 1st Class Patrick Enriquez, 21st Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, had a hard life growing up, often not having food to eat and ended up homeless. After hitting rock bottom, Enriquez joined the Air Force to obtain a better life for himself. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rose Gudex) Storytellers: Humble beginnings
When a young child has to share a room with their sibling and bunk beds are involved, there always seems to be a fight over who gets the top bunk. That's a fight one Airman only wished he had growing up.Airman 1st Class Patrick Enriquez, 21st Contracting Squadron, grew up with very little, struggled to find his next meal and ended up homeless. It
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Then 2nd Lt. Rodrigo Ocampo sits in the commander’s seat of the space shuttle Endeavour during one of its stops at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Ocampo, who dreamed of going into space as a child, got the rare opportunity to tour the shuttle before it was retired. (Courtesy photo) I am SCHRIEVER: Dreams do come true
(Editor's Note: "I am SCHRIEVER" is a diversity campaign dedicated to recognizing the diversity within our base as well as highlighting the way this diversity makes us stronger and better able to ensure mission success.)"When ships to sail the void between the stars have been built, there will step forth men to sail these ships," Johannes Kepler.As
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Tech. Sgt. William Gazzaway, 21st Communications Squadron, talks during the Storytellers event Oct. 2, 2015 about his son, Kadin, who passed away from leukemia at a young age. Gazzaway and four other members of Team Pete shared their story of resilience with the audience during the third iteration of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robb Lingley) Storytellers: Turn weakness into strength
The ballroom at The Club was filled with more than 200 people as they listened closely to each service members' story intently, sometimes laughing and sometimes crying.Storytellers 2015, the third iteration of the event, had audience members mesmerized as they listened to the courage it took to tell such intimate and very personal stories of
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Capt. Joel Chalmers, Vandenberg Tracking Station flight commander, stands in front of a radome, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at COOK, one of seven Air Force Satellite Control Network around the world. The AFSCN performs telemetry, tracking and commanding functions for 175 satellites in support of more than 10 Department of Defense and national organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jim Araos) "The Sun Never Sets": COOK, Like father like son
(Editor's Note: "The Sun Never Sets" is a series dedicated to highlighting our Geographically Separated Units' team members, their contributions to the mission and some of the unique aspects of their sometimes remote locations)When kids decide their careers, there are those who want nothing to do with what their parents did.For young Joel Chalmers
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Sandy Aragon Kruse, second from left, poses for a photo with her husband Dominic and two 21st Force Support Squadron Airmen during her visit for a tour of the Aragon Dining Facility, Sept. 25, 2015. Aragon Kruse was visiting the area and toured the facility named after her father for his heroism and sacrifice during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex) Aragon family pays visit to facility named for father
About 250 or more Airmen walk into the Aragon Dining Facility at Peterson Air Force Base each day for meals and don't give much thought about the name on the front of the building. But the name given the dining hall represents a story of valor and wingmanship resulting in the ultimate sacrifice.The base dining facility is named for Staff Sgt. Jose
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Debbie Schiess, spouse of Douglas Schiess, 21st Space Wing commander, paints decorative designs at the new Cinderella’s Closet located in the Thrift Shop, Sep. 8, 2015. Cinderella’s Closet is a place where women can borrow formal wear, accessories, and shoes for free. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lori O’Donley) Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo: PSC Spouses' Club brings Cinderella's Closet to Peterson AFB
Turns out one does not have to look far for a fairy godmother. The Peterson, Schriever, Cheyenne Mountain Spouses' Club teamed up to open Cinderella's Closet; a one-stop shop for women to borrow formal wear on those special occasions. Cinderella's Closet is available to anyone, and there is no cost to borrow a dress. You choose a gown, have it
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Capt. Jason Brosseau crosses the finish line in first place at the 2015 Air Force Marathon with an overall time of 2:46:01. Brosseau credits not only the many runners who encouraged him to get closer, but also his teammates at the Advanced Space Operations School. (Courtesy photo/Wes Farnsworth) Teamwork makes the dream work: How the AF marathon was won
This year's Air Force Marathon winner is a captain stationed at Peterson,  an instructor at the Advanced Space Operations School, a full-time doctoral student at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and a member of the Air Force Marathon team. Capt. Jason Brosseau won the 2015 Air Force Marathon with an overall time of 2:46:01. The first
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Les Stewart, 21st Force Support Squadron special programs manager, explains the running route for the Color Run as part of the Worldwide Day of Play at Patriot Park, Sept. 26, 2015.  Nickelodeon’s annual event encouraged children to break away from technology and play outside. The event included inflatable obstacle courses, games, snacks and demonstrations from the Colorado National Guard, Peterson Fire fighters and Peterson Mobile Emergency Operations Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tiffany DeNault) Airmen, families celebrate Worldwide Day of Play
Approximately 350 Peterson and Schriever Air Force Base families got off the couch and went outside to play during Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play event held in Patriot Park, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015."This is a Department of Defense-wide event where we partnered with Nickelodeon for the Worldwide Day of
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Frank Vigil, 50th Space Wing chief of information protection, poses for a photo outside of the Wing Headquarters Building at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Vigil believes happiness is a choice and after years of working a variety of unfulfilling jobs, he finally found satisfaction working as a civil servant for the Air Force in 2000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Debbie Lockhart) I am SCHRIEVER: Happiness is a choice
Living in a small town can be tough, especially if your culture or beliefs are different from the majority of people living there, but having that kind of experience in a big city can be even harder."In Nebraska, we're the only Vigil in the phone book," said Frank Vigil, 50th Space Wing chief of information protection. "There are 200,000 people in
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