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  • Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

    In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19. Airmen who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral to the Disability Evaluation System or consideration for administrative separation.
  • Land acquisition expands development opportunities on Peterson

    Lt. Col. Landon Phillips, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron commander, believes an updated lease with the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is the first step of many positive changes at Peterson Air Force Base.The lease, completed in November 2018, frees up 278 acres for additional development on Peterson Air Force Base, Phillips said. “That’s an
  • Specialists inspect lifesaving equipment

    Tech. Sgt. Matthew Kenny, a 302nd Maintenance Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialist, performs the final step of an annual inspection on a deflated life raft, Feb. 1, 2019, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Each year, survival equipment is inspected to ensure its reliability should it be needed in an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • February enlisted promotions

    The names of enlisted 302nd Airlift Wing, Air Force reservists who earned a promotion in rank during the month of February can now be seen on the wing's website promotions page. Click here to see who was promoted this month.
  • STARBASE Peterson - An alternate method of learning

    The STARBASE facility provides a unique education experience for students of military members and civilians across four different school districts. Peterson Air Force Base is one of more than 60 STARBASE sites in the U.S., including a site in Puerto Rico.“We teach students in a fun, engaging environment, free from homework and assessments,” said
  • Year of the Defender: Better training, better results

    Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein, has proclaimed 2019 as the Year of the Defender. Air Force leadership is putting additional resources into security forces this year, including upgraded kit and weapons, and better training under stressful conditions.“We must always take integrated and layered base defense to a new level by
  • Additional Duty First Sergeant Symposium held at Peterson AFB

    Air Force reservists, active-duty members and Air National Guardsmen from installations across the U.S. attended the Air Force Reserve Additional Duty First Sergeant Symposium here Jan. 14-16.The event, hosted by the 310th Space Wing, educates noncommissioned officers interested in becoming an additional duty first sergeant on the skills they will
  • Reservists returning from deployment welcomed by friends, family

    As the Sun and temperatures dropped, more than 300 friends and family members of deployed Reserve Citizen Airmen stood on the flight line here waiting to welcome them home, Jan. 18.Approximately150 302nd Airlift Wing reservists returned after a 4-month deployment supporting U.S. Central Command operations throughout Southwest Asia. While deployed,
  • Did You Know that January is Human Trafficking Awareness/Prevention Month?

    Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons (TIP) is a form of modern day slavery.  It is defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of threat, use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse or exploitation.   The Air Force has established a “zero tolerance” for TIP due to
  • Peterson AFB begins Year of the Defender initiative

    In line with the CSAF’s sentiments and the Air Force’s Reconstitute Defender Initiative, the 21st Security Forces Squadron will be reviewing eight improvement areas, ranging from human capital to technology integration to better improve operations. In support of the RDI, the Air Force has allotted more than $3 million to the 21st Space Wing alone.