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  • 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.
  • 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
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