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CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. -- Method 23 band members (from left to right) Kenneth Smith, Jason Ropeter, Bruce Chouinard and Curt Kemper, compete in the Battle of the Bands final at Cripple Creek on August 18. Method 23 won the contest and a $1,000 grand prize. (courtesy photo) Band from Schriever wins Cripple Creek's Battle of the Bands
Schriever's Battle of the Bands winner, Method 23, struck gold at Cripple Creek on Aug.18, prevailing as the overall winner in a contest that pitted them against three other bands from Fort Carson, the United States Air Force Academy and Peterson Air Force Base. Master Sgt. Kenneth Smith of Schriever, lead/rhythm guitar player, heads up the
0 8/22
2007
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. -- Col. David Buck chats with members of the community while waiting in line for the pancake breakfast being held by local volunteer firefighters at this year's event honoring the military.  Colonel Buck is the vice commander for the 50th Space Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daniel Martinez)                     Communities come together at Cripple Creek's military appreciation event
It was a cool, breezy Saturday morning with a slight overcast on the drive to Cripple Creek. The mountains glowed with greenery as trees stood proud along the winding roads that lead to this historic gold-mining town near the heart of Colorado. If the scenery was any indication of how the day was going to go, then there was plenty to look forward
0 8/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo Heat brings mosquitoes, West Nile Virus...be prepared
With warmer temperatures, the re-emergence of mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus are things to consider. The virus, first identified in 1937 in the West Nile region of Uganda, spread to the United States in 1999. Experts believe that WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall.
0 8/06
2007
BAGHDAD -- A young Iraqi girl plays with bubbles someone had donated as part of the Iraqi School Donation Program. (Courtesy photo) Donations make difference for Iraq's war-torn children
Making a difference and bringing a smile to a child's face is easier than you may think. If you have ever wondered how you could possibly help better the lives of the children in the mist of the war in Iraq, you need to look no further than here at Schriever. First Lt. Megan Standifer, a spacecraft engineer for 4th SOPS, is spearheading the Iraqi
0 8/06
2007
LONGMONT, Colo. -- Senior Airman Josh Cobb, 50th OSS was one of 30 Schriever Airmen taking part in the 2007 Schriever Skydiving Retreat, sponsored by the 50th Space Wing Chaplain's office. (courtesy photo/50th Space Wing Chaplain Service Team) The sky is falling ... with Airmen from Schriever
Throughout a stormy Saturday afternoon near Fort Collins, Colo. excited skydivers from Schriever Air Force Base fell screaming from heights greater than 17,000 feet. They soon discovered, even in July, clouds at this altitude can contain snow and sleet. The group of 30 Airmen Basic through Senior Airmen were part of the 2007 Schriever Skydiving
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2007
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Tech. Sgt. Diana Vinson and her daughter, 12-month-old Cassidy, watch jumpers from the U.S. Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue parachute team descend onto the base softball field during the Base Picnic July 20. The jumpers' parachutes are shaped like airfoils and are capable of airspeeds reaching 30 mph. Sergeant Vinson is assigned to the 50th Space Communications Squadron here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Base picnic unites Schriever community, families
Two thousand one hundred plates is a lot of food. But to a picnic chairman, 2,100 plates is a success. John Brunfeldt, who chaired this year's base picnic held July 20, is worn out but pleased with the annual event. "I think it was a great success," said Mr. Brunfeldt, Combat Support Flight chief for the 50th Services Division. "It seemed that
0 7/25
2007
Default Air Force Logo Tasty treats at ice cream social
Kids and ice cream -- both a perfect and dangerous combination. The two met July 18 for the annual ice cream social held here at the Child Development Center. Parents also came to visit their children and partake in the festivities. The social, a tradition since the CDC opened, is held to encourage parent, teacher and administration interaction,
0 7/19
2007
Default Air Force Logo Schriever catches the spinning bug
Mandatory doesn't have to mean boring, and for the 50th Contracting Squadron, who attend mandatory spinning classes on Mondays at 6:30 a.m. at the main fitness center, fun and a good workout is what they get Monday mornings. About 17 students show up for the 45-minute classes, which are part of the War Fit program taught by instructor Brenda Lewis.
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2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Waldo Canyon provides views of the lush scenery of its surroundings. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lorna Gutierrez) Get Out and Go: Take a hike!
The benefits of hiking and being in the great outdoors are many. Whether going by yourself or participating in a group hike, such as the monthly hike by the Health and Wellness Center here, it's best to be prepared.  From www.hikerscorner.com, follow these general tips for a safe hiking experience: - Wear hiking boots instead of shoes to help
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2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Jack Weber stands next to his flag near his property on Highway 94 and Curtis Road. Mr. Weber makes sure there's always a flag displayed outside in honor of the troops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lorna Gutierrez) Schriever's Patriotic Neighbor
Many Schriever motorists have noticed the house located on Highway 94 near Curtis Road and an American flag that always flies in the front yard -- wind, rain or shine. Jack Weber loves his solitude, his calves and his troops. He lives in a trailer near the house on the property and is responsible for making sure the flag is proudly displayed day
0 7/10
2007
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