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  • Schriever Airmen ‘press it out’ for bragging rights

    When 10 members of the Schriever team talk about “raising the bar,” their words—and their arms—carry a lot of weight ... more than a ton of it, in fact. Two of the 10 can claim their rightful titles as Schriever’s strongest man and woman—biceps and shoulders above the rest. Steve Cruz, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, lifted 175 percent of his body
  • Minuteman III launch successful

    An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Launch Facility-04 on North Vandenberg at 1:22 a.m. June 14. The primary purpose of the launch was to assess and demonstrate the operational effectiveness of the Minuteman III weapon system. The missile’s three unarmed re-entry vehicles traveled approximately 4,800 miles
  • Cape lighthouse topless for first time in more than 100 years

    A small gathering of workers, volunteers and news media representatives saw something here Jan. 26 that hasn’t been seen in more than 100 years: a topless Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.  Construction workers using a gigantic crane removed the roof and lamp room atop the 151-foot, 138-year-old structure as part of an ongoing refurbishment project. The
  • Reserve, Guard look for opportunities to shine through focus day

    Air Force Reservists and Guardsmen from around the country gathered here June 8 for the Air Reserve Component Focus Day. About 85 senior ranking officers attended the conference. Focus days allow senior leadership from the Guard and Reserve a chance to talk about their unique requirements and allows them to show what they bring to the fight in Air
  • AFSPC command chief announces retirement

    Chief Master Sgt. Ron Kriete, command chief master sergeant, Air Force Space Command, announced his retirement June 12, ending an Air Force career that spanned more than 31 years. "I've been a proud member of this great institution for a very long time,” said Chief Kriete, “and it's time for me to move on." Chief Kriete became the command’s top
  • Operation Air Force cadets arrive at Buckley

    Twenty-six Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from universities around the country arrived in Denver, Colo., June 11 to participate in Operation Air Force, an initiative driven by the Air Force to ensure future officers understand the enlisted corps. The Operation Air Force program is designed to give U.S. States Air Force Academy and Air Force
  • Local military give thousands of reasons to smile

    Local military volunteers gathered nearly half-a-million pounds of food during the Harvest of Love food drive for Southern Colorado’s Care and Share food pantries Nov. 14 to 18. Local area Air Force members played a large role in the endeavor. “It was great to see people come together to help others,” said Tech. Sgt. Casey McDade, 21st
  • Communication: the human element - don’t take easy, e-mail way out

    Like most proud members of the U.S. Air Force, I do my best to stay in regular contact with my parents. In my case, my mother. When I spoke with her this past weekend using a cell phone, it occurred to me how our ability to communicate has changed since my mother’s birth. (If I revealed her age, I would undoubtedly get in trouble.)  There is still
  • ‘Let the gift-giver beware’

    The holiday season is a time for giving, and many charities step up their appeals this time of year. Make certain your donations go to charities worthy of your support. When an unfamiliar organization asks you to make a donation, don’t be too quick to make a decision. Instead, plan your giving and always demand accountability of the charities
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