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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- James, age 9, hugs Frosty the Snowman during the Children's Holiday Festival at the Main Fitness Center here Saturday. Nearly 500 children attended this year's festival. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Amanda Delisle) Holiday festival 'lights up' children's faces
Sparkling silver and blue snowflakes hung from the ceiling, and colored lights twinkled all around while children's laughter and holiday music filled the air. Volunteers had transformed Schriever's fitness center into a winter wonderland for the sixth Children's Holiday Festival Saturday. The 50th Services Division hosts this event to bring a sense
0 12/13
2006
Default Air Force Logo Why is Christmas celebrated Dec. 25?
Christmas is both a holiday and a holy day. In much of the Western world, it is one of the biggest events of the year. For Christian faith groups and denominations, it is one of the most important days on the religious calendar. The word for Christmas originates in the Old English word Cristes Maesse first used in 1131 A.D. The word Cristes Maesse
0 12/13
2006
Default Air Force Logo Chanukah recalls miracle of light
The message of Chanukah is important and timely to all Jews. Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, recalls the victory -- more than 2100 years ago -- of a militarily weak but spiritually strong Jewish people over the mighty forces of ruthless enemy that had overrun the Holy Land and threatened to engulf the land and its people in darkness. The Chanukah
0 12/04
2006
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Staff Sgt. Grace Diaz, a unit deployment manager for the 50th Operations Support Squadron, was recently selected to join Tops in Blue's 2007 tour. Sergeant Diaz, a native of Texas, has sung for audiences since she was 10. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Schriever NCO picked up for Tops in Blue '07
A unit deployment manager for the 50th Operations Support Squadron will be one of the Air Force's top celebrities in 2007. Staff Sgt. Grace Diaz, who was the runner-up for best female vocalist in the Air Force's annual talent competition, will join next year's Tops in Blue showcase. The selection is a dream come true for Sergeant Diaz, who has been
0 12/04
2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Oswald Sis, right, rides with fellow World War II veterans in Colorado Springs' Veterans Day Parade Saturday. Mr. Sis served in the Army Air Corps as a B-24 Liberator flight engineer from 1942 to 1945 and retired as a technical sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) World War II veteran recognizes importance of Veterans Day
A World War II veteran laid down his cane in the back of a humvee and proudly waved a miniature American flag to the hundreds of cheering people who lined the streets of downtown Colorado Springs Saturday. After years of observing Veterans Day, Oswald Sis still recognizes the importance of the holiday by riding in the Colorado Springs Veterans Day
0 11/17
2006
Default Air Force Logo 'Snowed in!' -- Readers share blizzard stories
Editor's Note: Even before our "Snowed in!" article ran on the front page of the Nov. 2 Satellite Flyer, some of our readers sent us their experiences and photos from both on and off base. We wanted to share some of these stories with the rest of the base. Central Utilities Plant and Automated Control CenterAt 7:47 a.m., the entire base lost power
0 11/07
2006
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Spouses and family members of Airmen deployed from Schriever and Peterson Air Force bases enjoyed tacos, ice cream and more during a deployed families' dinner Nov. 3. The Schriever and Peterson AFB first sergeants coordinated dinner preparation and cleanup. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Dinner is served: Schriever, Peterson families join forces for deployed families dinner
When Schriever's deployed families' dinner scheduled for Oct. 27 was cancelled, who would have imagined it would lead to something better? The first sergeants at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., had a pretty good idea--they and their counterparts at nearby Peterson AFB brought the two communities' family members together for a meal and camaraderie
0 11/07
2006
Default Air Force Logo 26th SAS trains Airmen to counter satellite-jamming threats
When a unmanned aerial vehicle feed goes blank or a Global Positioning System receiver fades out, it may be only a momentary loss of signal ... or it might be deliberate jamming. How can Airmen know whether they're being jammed -- and more importantly, how can they overcome that jamming to accomplish their mission? The 26th Space Aggressor Squadron
0 10/27
2006
Default Air Force Logo 6th SOPS: Weather in 10 minutes or less, guaranteed
The only thing faster than the weather satellites that the 6th Space Operations Squadron here supports is how quickly 6th SOPS' Airmen deliver weather information. The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's constellation orbits approximately 525 miles above the earth--in contrast to Global Positioning System satellites at 12,000 miles or
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2006
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Lt. Cols. Mike and Mark Brantley were promoted the same day during ceremonies at the Pentagon Sept. 1. The colonels are fraternal twins; Colonel Mark Brantley was born three minutes before his brother. Colonel Mark Brantley is the director of operations for the 6th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. (courtesy photo) Brotherhood prevails from birth to promotion
Family togetherness is a term not taken lightly by lieutenant colonels, fraternal twins who were promoted on the same day. Lt. Col. Mark Brantley and his brother, Lt. Col. Mike Brantley, are fraternal twins born only minutes apart. Colonel Mark Brantley is director of operations for the 6th Space Operations Squadron here; Colonel Mike Brantley is
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2006
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