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  • 302nd Security Forces Squadron rucks for suicide awareness

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Members of the 302nd Security Forces Squadron set out on a Sunday morning ruck march at Peterson Air Force Base Sep. 13, 2020. 302 SFS performed the ruck during the September Unit Training Assembly to remember and honor security forces members lost to suicide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Laura Turner)
  • Hurricane Hunters: navigators guide through storms

    The 403rd Wing’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron based out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, is the only Department of Defense organization that flies weather reconnaissance. In this specialized unit of Reserve Citizen Airmen, a crew is made up of a minimum of five members consisting of a pilot, copilot, navigator, aerial reconnaissance
  • First Sergeants: More Than a Position, A Calling That Requires Having a Heart as Strong as a Diamond

    The Air Force first recognized the outcry for a career field that focused on the health and well-being of Airmen and the overall unit by establishing the first sergeant position in 1961. This move was then followed by the Strategic Air Command’s 15th Air Force opening their own first sergeant school in 1967 at March Air Force Base, California. It is vital for units to have first sergeants that have their finger on the pulse of a command. By getting service members at every level the chance to be taken care of fosters an environment of open communication. This transparency allows for both junior enlisted and top leadership to succeed in their mission.
  • El Paso County elevates to Stage II Fire Restrictions

    Bill Elder, El Paso County sheriff, ordered Stage II Fire Restrictions for El Paso County, including Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases, Aug. 24, 2020. Under the order, the following activities and items are prohibited: campfires; model rockets; public prescribed burning/burn permits; outdoor smoking (only authorized in an enclosed vehicle or
  • Fuel systems specialist multi-unit team replaces aircraft fuel cell

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 302nd Maintenance Squadron fuel cell shop swapped out a fuel cell from a C-130 aircraft assigned here for the first time in 25 years with the help of technicians from two different wings.
  • 302nd Airlift Wing C-130 provides MAFFS support for California fires

    A C-130H from the 302nd Airlift Wing, equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, flies over fires near Sacramento after dropping retardant Aug. 3, 2020. On July 22, the USDA Forest Service activated two military C-130 aircraft from California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing to assist with increased fire activity in several
  • Joint exercise promotes readiness amidst worldwide pandemic

    Multiple wings from around the U.S. met at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for the Predictable Iron exercise July 12-25, 2020, despite an ongoing worldwide pandemic.
  • 30 years of flying: Col. DeVere retires

    After 30 years of Air Force and Air Force Reserve service, Col. James DeVere, former 302nd Airlift Wing commander, retired, Aug. 1, 2020, here.
  • 302nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron welcomes new commander

    Col. Jordan Murphy, 302nd Maintenance Group commander, passes the 302nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Cody Whittington during a change of command ceremony, Aug. 2, 2020, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Whittington assumed command from Lt. Col. Sara Kershaw, who is now the Maintenance Group deputy commander. (Courtesy photo)
  • 302nd Force Support Squadron provide meals during the unit training assembly

    Members of the 302nd Force Support Squadron serve members of the 302nd Airlift Wing breakfast out of single pallet expeditionary kitchen during the unit training assembly, Aug. 1, 2020, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The 302 FSS also participated in an exercise serving over 50, 302nd Logistics Readiness Squadron reservists then around 500,
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