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  • 302nd Airlift Wing fighting wildfires in Pacific Northwest

    The 302nd Airlift Wing is again tasked to perform one of its favorite missions. On Aug. 27, 21 wing members boarded a C-130 and headed off to Klamath Falls, Ore., where they will stage their Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System mission in an effort to help the USDA Forest Service combat wildfires in the Northwestern United States. "There are
  • 302nd Service Flight member earns Air Force award

    Senior Airman Elisha Olivas, 302nd Services Flight services technician, credits volunteering for many different activities throughout her short military career for shaping her life. She also thinks it may be the reason she was named Air Force Services Air Reserve Command Airman of the Year. “I wanted a different form of discipline and the military
  • Reservist earns NORAD enlisted honor

    A member of the 302nd Airlift Wing here has earned one of the top enlisted honors in North American Aerospace Defense Command. Senior Master Sgt. Jimmy L. Ward, 39th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation superintendent, was recently named the NORAD Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2005. “This honor ranks up at the top,” he said,
  • Reservists represent Peterson at ‘Colorado Space Day’

    Top military officials from across the state represented Colorado’s finest military officers and enlisted at the state Capitol, including reservists from the 302nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron. They joined military personnel from Air Force Space Command, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Schriever Air Force Base, Buckley AFB, the U.S. Air
  • Medical exercise an opportunity for admin to shine

    No one can ever accuse the 302nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron of being in a rut. Just listen in on any meeting or gathering at the unit. There are always new ideas brewing to make things better. Squadron officers and senior enlisted members met March 5 to discuss ways to make their upcoming Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility exercise the best
  • Colorado military honored during ‘Space Day’

    Colorado Gov. Bill Owens, along with other top space industry leaders in the state, honored Gen. Lance W. Lord during “Colorado Space Day” at the Capitol March 14. State Sen. Ron May (R-Colorado Springs) wanted there to be an official day to honor the military and space industries for their contributions to Homeland Security, leadership, and
  • 302nd Airlift Wing welcomes new commander

    Col. James J. Muscatell Jr. assumed command of the 302nd Airlift Wing in a change-of-command ceremony March 4. He succeeds Brig. Gen. William P. Kane, who has commanded the unit since July 2004, and is retiring. “I stand before you today, reluctantly, to do my last act as commander of this wing,” said General Kane. “In the end, the message I would
  • 302nd Airlift Wing ‘family’ bids farewell to leader

    When a family loses a member it is a time filled with emotions. It was no different during the March unit training assembly when the 302nd Airlift Wing bid farewell to its commander, Brig. Gen. William P. Kane. General Kane turned the wing over to Col. James J. Muscatell Jr. in a change-of-command ceremony here March 4, immediately followed by a
  • 39th APS welcomes new commander

    The 39th Aerial Port Squadron change of command ushered in a new commander during the January unit training assembly. Lt. Col. James L. Gregory II took command of the 39th APS in a change-of-command ceremony officiated by Lt. Col Michael J. McCully, 302nd Mission Support Group commander. Previously the unit deployment officer of the 39th APS,