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  • The River's Edge

                   Nearing the end of the canyon, while one of my boat mates slowly rowed our raft through the calming water of the Green River, I wrote in my journal about our week-long expedition that was coming to an end. Looking back on those words forces memories to surface, like rising bubbles of a creature hidden below. Stories shared around
  • 302nd AW celebrates innovation at annual awards ceremony

    Every year the 302nd Airlift Wing celebrates its accomplishments and people during an annual awards ceremony. This year’s event was a banquet that centered around the theme of innovation.The evening began with the arrival of the official party and a welcoming of the award nominees through a sword arch.After the welcome was the singing of the
  • 2018 AFRC Inspector General award winners

    2018 AFRC Inspector General award winners
  • March enlisted promotions

    The names of enlisted 302nd Airlift Wing, Air Force reservists who earned a promotion in rank during the month of March can now be seen on the wing's website promotions page. Click here to see who was promoted this month.
  • Commentary -- “Opportunity” doesn’t call ahead, make sure you have a plan

    When opportunity knocks, it usually doesn’t call ahead of time to schedule an appointment. At least it never did for me.For me, the opportunities came suddenly and out of nowhere. Whether it was making the transition from active duty to the Air Force Reserve, landing a position at Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters, or my current assignment as
  • Motorcycle Safety Training: You MUSTT be ready

    As spring slowly returns to southern Colorado, safety is paramount for Airmen who want to trade in their four wheels for two.Military members interested in riding a motorcycle must first put in a request for initial training, which they will then have 30 days to complete. They then must undergo intermediate training within a year of completing
  • 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.
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