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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Dawn Guggenbiller converses with Randy Rose, a contractor with the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center, as she cuts his hair June 18. Ms. Guggenbiller is the barber at Schriever's Barber Shop, located on the second floor of the DeKok Building here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lorna Gutierrez) Schriever barber offers 'no-frills,' high-quality service
When someone comes to the Schriever Barber Shop for a haircut, the experience may take him back to the days of his youth -- days when visiting a barber shop meant getting a haircut from a friendly face in a simple, sunlit room, free of receptionists, incessantly ringing phones and gum-smacking teenagers. It's just Dawn Guggenbiller, a television
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2007
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Dennis Straus started working at the power plant in July 1987. The generators in the background are capable of providing electrical power for the entire base if the base loses commercial power. Mr. Straus is the central utilities plant supervisor.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daniel Martinez) Power plant supervisor ensures mission stays uninterrupted
A reverberating roar wails throughout the power plant. The vibrations crawl through the ground and travel up your legs as if you were standing next to an airplane engine fired up to full throttle. Now multiply that feeling by seven and you have enough generated power to keep Schriever's key satellite missions and their critical facilities running
0 6/07
2007
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Chief Master Sgt. Mark Repp spends time talking to Tacy Melvin and her family during a deployed spouses dinner at the Base Chapel here June 1. Mrs. Melvin's husband, a satellite systems operator, is preparing for a deployment during Air and Space Expeditionary Force Cycles 7 and 8. Chief Repp is the 50th Operations Group superintendent at Schriever Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lorna Gutierrez) Deployed spouses' dinner offers food, support
Each month, families of those deployed and on remote tours have the opportunity to dine with and enjoy the company of others in similar situations. On June 1 they did just that at the Deployed Families' Dinner held at the Peterson Air Force Base Chapel. In addition to dinner being served by base organizations, prizes were given out, including a
0 6/05
2007
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Charles Palalay and Senior Airman Stephanie Adams entertained the crowd with a variety of Hawaiian dances.  Each dance they performed also included a different style of Hawaiian dress.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daniel Martinez) Cultural showcase brings Asian-Pacific Heritage Month to a close
Hawaiian music filled the air as the dancers slowly mimicked the relaxing sway of the music, and if you closed your eyes for just a moment, you could imagine yourself on a tiny island absorbing the radiant sun while enjoying a piña colada. The Asian-Pacific American Heritage committee hosted a cultural showcase to highlight the end of their
0 6/01
2007
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Tech. Sgt. Daniel Velarde received a Defense Meritorious Service Medal while deployed to Multinational Task Force 134 in Iraq. The 50th Space Wing paralegal NCO is the second mid-level Air Force NCO with Task Force 134 to earn the award. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) 'High-speed' paralegal earns prestigious medal
A paralegal with the 50th Space Wing Judge Advocate Office came home from his recent deployment to Iraq with a new call sign and a new medal. Tech. Sgt. Daniel Velarde earned the name "High Speed" for his performance while deployed as part of Multinational Force Iraq's Task Force 134. He also earned a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, making him
0 6/01
2007
WESTCLIFFE, Colo. -- From right: Staff Sgt. James Van Prooyen and Tech. Sgt. Jason Smith of the 50th Space Communications Squadron and 50th Space Wing Chaplain (Capt.) Chad Bellamy hand-peel bark from logs that will be used as timber for the construction of Eagle Summit Ranch here. The ranch, a spiritual and mental retreat for wounded veterans of the Global War on Terrorism, is scheduled to open Sept. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo) Communications squadron combines community service, change management
The setting is in the heart the Wet Mountains, facing the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where a 160-acre ranch is coming together to serve injured soldiers in their recuperation process. Eagle Summit Ranch, located near Westcliffe, Colo., will be open to servicemembers who have been injured in the Global War on Terrorism. Schriever's 50th
0 5/31
2007
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Cadet 1st Class Sean Andrews will graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy here May 30. His father, former 50th Tactical Fighter Wing pilot Col. Bill Andrews, will pin on his second lieutenant bars at midnight the evening before the ceremony. Cadet Andrews hopes to follow in his father's footsteps, flying an F-16 Fighting Falcon or its next-generation counterpart, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) USAFA cadet, former 50th TFW pilot share two families
When Cadet 1st Class Sean M. Andrews graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy May 30, he'll be following the footsteps of an Air Force hero: his father. Col. Bill Andrews, a former pilot with the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing, will pin on his son's second lieutenant bars at midnight the day before the graduation. The two men share a close bond, built
0 5/23
2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Greg Chavez of Salon Professional Academy gives Christine Kuhms a haircut during Military Spouse Appreciation Day May 8 at the Armed Forces YMCA. Hundreds of spouses from local military installations attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lorna Gutierrez) Community conjures creature comforts
Those who attended Military Spouse Appreciation Day made sure to take advantage of all the perks of the event, which took place at the Armed Services YMCA in Colorado Springs May 8. Free haircuts, manicures, massages, craft lessons, raffle prizes, cooking tips and a free lunch were a few of the amenities available to the spouses who checked out the
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2007
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Runners take off at the start of the 4x1600-meter relay for the 4-Fit Challenge April 27. The 2nd Space Operations Squadron won the event with a time of 22:35. Overall, 4th SOPS won the 4-Fit Challenge with the most points. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) 4th SOPS wins 4-Fit Challenge
The 4th Space Operations Squadron received the 4-Fit Challenge trophy for the second straight year, edging past competition from 2nd SOPS to win on overall points. More than 100 people from around the base competed in four different events: three relays and an ultimate football tournament. Units whose commanders competed received additional points
0 5/02
2007
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Skip Grubelnik has helped produce more than 750 issues of the Satellite Flyer since he arrived here in October 1999. He has worked in the newspaper business since 1963. His last day at Schriever was May 2, coinciding with the last public affairs-produced copy of the Satellite Flyer May 3. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Satellite Flyer says goodbye to longtime designer
The layout and design specialist for the Satellite Flyer first came to Schriever to help out for two weeks. He ended up staying for more than seven years, during which time he helped produce more than 750 issues of the Satellite Flyer. This is just a drop in the bucket for Skip Grubelnik. With the May 3 issue, Mr. Grubelnik has laid out his last
0 5/01
2007
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