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  • EFMP helps guide special needs families through processes

    You can think of Jackie Wickham as a personal process guide for Air Force and sister families assigned to Peterson Air Force Base, navigating the maze of agencies and services available to people with special needs.She is the Exceptional Family Member coordinator on Peterson Air Force Base, a new position to the base and to the Air Force. She is
  • An extraordinary partnership, forged by the bonds of survival

    At first glance, Bill McPherson appears to be a simple, outgoing, southern Colorado community leader with a deep appreciation for local military members.But it's only after you get to know this highly-decorated Army veteran who retired as a colonel after 30 years of service and his story of being shot down in Vietnam that you learn just how close
  • Services Airman gains valuable experience from 'Women in Aviation'

    Air Force Reservist Senior Airman Cindy Rojas has always been a go getter. "My mom always reminds me about the time when I was eight and she asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I told her I wanted to be the big boss." After a quick smile, Airman Rojas reveals just ten years later, she became the big boss.At the age of 18, Airman Rojas
  • Emerging technologies (and why you should embrace them)

    Don't forget to update your CEI in vPC-GR before the end of the UTA."Yes, that is English and it does make sense, but do you understand it? Other than "UTA," many members of the 302nd Airlift Wing may not know what to do if their commander makes this statement. The alphabet soup can be confusing especially since the number of on-line systems
  • HISTORY HIGHLIGHT: 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,
  • Returning home

    James Riley was four years old, sitting at the dinner table in his Chicago home, when he first heard the word "Thailand." His father had just received a U.S. government job offer at Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base in central Thailand and was asking his family if they wanted to go. "I had no idea where Thailand was, but everyone else wanted to go
  • What's in it for you? Military service offers many benefits Airmen might not know about

    After agreeing to a life-long commitment, whether it be a job, an educational goal or even the Air Force Reserve, have you ever asked yourself: what's in it for me?Citizen Airmen, those volunteers that make up the Air Force Reserve, have raised their right hands time and time again in service to their country. And everyone has a different reason.
  • '5 QUESTIONS': Meet Mrs. Elizabeth Jones

    (Editor's note: Mrs. Elizabeth Jones recently took on the position of the 302nd Airlift Wing's Key Spouse Program coordinator. The Key Spouse Program supports family members of Reservists with a variety of programs and networks.)It's a big challenge to take on, but Elizabeth Jones has no other intention but to succeed. The wife of Col. Kurt Jones,
  • Father, son meet in Afghanistan

    There's a saying that a parent would do anything for his children, and that even includes deploying to war.During the "Year of the Air Force Family," Tech. Sgt. Thomas Leaman, an Air Force Reservist from the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., decided he needed to be with his son -- in Afghanistan.Sergeant Leaman, the
  • AF Reservist accomplishes racing dream in Mexican desert

    One dream born out of tragedy, another raised in the sands of Kuwait both came to realization for both a former U.S. Army veteran and a 302nd Airlift Wing Air Force Reservist March 13-15 in the deserts of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. The 23rd Annual TECATE SCORE San Felipe 250 all-terrain vehicle motor race was something Tech. Sgt. Brent
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