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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado – Schriever Airmen conduct a POW/MIA flag raising during a reveille ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 17, 2018. The ceremony was conducted to honor and remember U.S. service members who were prisoners of war and those still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

9/11 50th Space Wing remember never forget sacrifice ceremony

Airmen raise and then lower the U.S. flag to half-staff during the 9/11 reveille ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 11, 2018. The ceremony marked the 17th year since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and also included a striking of the four fives and wreath laying at the base’s 9/11 artifact. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Dennis Rogers)

9/11 50th Space Wing remember never forget sacrifice ceremony

Brad Truver, assistant chief of fire prevention with the Schriever Fire Department, stands at attention next to the 9/11 artifact and ceremonial wreath at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 11, 2018. SFD members conducted the striking of the four fives, a ceremonial bell ringing in honor of the firefighters, police and emergency medical providers who gave their lives following the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

fire training

Col. Jennifer Grant, commander of the 50th Space Wing, uses a fire hose to extinguish flames from a simulated car fire during leadership fire training at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 21, 2018. The training gave leadership experience with putting on firemen’s gear and carrying their equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kathryn Calvert)

2nd SOPS muscles through PT

Airmen from the 2nd Space Operations Squadron carry a 450-pound weight called “The Worm” on the outdoor track at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 13, 2018. The Worm’s flexible design makes it difficult to maneuver, requiring strength and teamwork to move it efficiently. The squadron regularly does physical training as a team to improve their physical fitness and strengthen team dynamics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Wes Wright)

Glow golf unites families of deployed service members

Derrick Randerson, 6, putts as mom, Kendra, cheers him during a deployed family program event at Glow Golf in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Feb. 17, 2018. The program is designed to provide support, resources and a sense of belonging to the families of deployed service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Wes Wright)

Retreat ceremony honors President’s Day

Airmen from the 50th Space Wing lower the United States Flag during a retreat ceremony in observance of President’s Day at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Feb. 26, 2018. Since Feb. 19, 2018 was a federal holiday, the wing originally planned to hold the observation Feb. 16, 2018, but weather forced organizers to reschedule. Schriever regularly conducts reveille and retreat ceremonies throughout the year for special observances and to honor military tradition. Retreat signifies the end of the duty day and pays respect to the nation’s flag. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Dennis Rogers)

exercise

James Kuhn, Jerry Quintana and Jon Rinesmith, firefighters with the Schriever Air Force Base Fire Department, tend to an exercise victim during Opinicus Vista 18-1 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, March 6, 2018. The 50th Space Wing Inspector General’s office conducted OV 18-1 to evaluate the wing's first responders’ ability to respond to an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

exercise

Senior Airman Marlone Delgado, response force leader with the 50th Security Forces Squadron, clears a building during Opnicius Vista 18-1 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, March 6, 2018. Exercises are conducted regularly to test the base's response. The 50th Space Wing Inspector General's office members evaluated emergency responders and offered feedback following the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher DeWitt)

I am Schriever: mind over muscle
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Staff Sgt. Alayna DeHerrera, executive assistant to the 50th Space Wing command chief, performs a chin-up at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, March 29, 2018. DeHerrera is a bodybuilding competitor who use fitness as a means to improve her body and mind. She plans on competing for her pro card in July. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Wes Wright)

Ralph Marschhausen and Matthew Nolan, Security guards with the 23rd Space Operations Squadron, prepare to clear the 23rd SOPS command section office in Building 100 at New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire, April 10, 2018. Marschhausen and Nolan swiftly responded to the active shooter threat exercise scenario, conducted by the 50th Space Wing Inspector General's office during their inspection visit to the wing's geographically separated unit.
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Ralph Marschhausen and Matthew Nolan, Security guards with the 23rd Space Operations Squadron, prepare to clear the 23rd SOPS command section office in Building 100 at New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire, April 10, 2018. Marschhausen and Nolan swiftly responded to the active shooter threat exercise scenario, conducted by the 50th Space Wing Inspector General's office during their inspection visit to the wing's geographically separated unit.

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Airmen race for dodgeballs during the Eighth Annual Dodgeball Tournament at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 20, 2018. Fourteen teams competed in the tournament, and the 50th Operations Support Squadron defeated the 4th Space Operations Squadron for the title and associated bragging rights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kathryn Calvert)

Parents, kids bond at enrichment event
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Izabella Nuttall, 6, displays a plant she potted during the parent enrichment summer celebration at Tierra Vista Communities at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, June 8, 2018. Izabella’s family took advantage of the opportunity to strengthen their family bond. The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted the event, which included games, crafts and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Wes Wright)

men
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Staff Sgt. Anthony Presti, medical laboratory technician with the 21st Medical Squadron, examines a blood sample at the 21st MDS clinic at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, June 18, 2018. Providing blood samples can identify health risks such as high cholesterol and other heart issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

Col. Jennifer Grant, commander of the 50th Space Wing, reads "Ada Twist, Scientist" to families attending Tell Me A Story: Making Connections and Finding Support through Literature, in the event center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, July 12, 2018. The Military Child Education Coalition put the event together to empower military-connected children, using literature and children’s own stories to foster skills in resilience, peer and parent connection, sense of pride, sense of accomplishment and caring for the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)
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Col. Jennifer Grant, commander of the 50th Space Wing, reads "Ada Twist, Scientist" to families attending Tell Me A Story: Making Connections and Finding Support through Literature, in the event center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, July 12, 2018. The Military Child Education Coalition put the event together to empower military-connected children, using literature and children’s own stories to foster skills in resilience, peer and parent connection, sense of pride, sense of accomplishment and caring for the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

summer slam
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Acrobats with the Colorado Renaissance Festival perform for a crowd at the annual Summer Slam Base Picnic at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, July 20, 2018. Activities at the picnic included face painting, inflatable obstacle courses, pony rides and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez)

archery
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Bailey Hansen, 11, takes aim during an archery tournament after the conclusion of the SAC archery camp at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, July 27, 2018. Hansen won best shot of the week for a 10 point bullseye midway through the tournament. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

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School Age Care program children help plant a tree during the 20 year anniversary of Schriever Air Force Base’s partnership with Tree City USA and observance of Arbor Day at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, July 27, 2018. Children spent the morning learning about the importance of trees and how they can shape the future environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kathryn Calvert)

50th OSS holds open ranks, upholds tradition
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First Lt. Hillary Keltner, staff instructor for space situational awareness with the 50th Operations Support Squadron, follows a dress right dress command during an open ranks inspection at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 21, 2018. The inspection was the first one the squadron has held in years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

fire training
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Chief Master Sgt. Boston Alexander, command chief of the 50th Space Wing, extinguishes a simulated car fire during leadership fire training at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 21, 2018. 50th SW leadership practiced real-world scenarios, gaining a better of understanding of the fire department’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

Customer Appreciation Day
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A member of the Superhero Stunt Team performs a backflip for Schriever Airmen during the Customer Appreciation Day at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 21, 2018. The stunt team performed for Airmen twice, pumping up the crowd and enhancing camaraderie between squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Steve Kotecki)

Veterans Day
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Col. Jacob Middleton, 50th Space Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Boston Alexander, 50th SW command chief, render a salute as the colors and formation of a high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment passes by during the 2018 Colorado Springs Veterans Day parade in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Nov. 3, 2018. The parade featured military personnel throughout the Front Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

Veterans Day
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The United States and Colorado flag fly over the 2018 Colorado Springs Veterans Day parade, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Nov. 3, 2018. The parade consisted of several veteran organizations, high school bands, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps detachments, local businesses and a C-130 Hercules fly over by the 302nd Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Staff Sergeant Matthew Coleman-Foster50th Space Wing Public Affairs office prepares the flag for folding during Schriever Air Force base's retreat ceremony at the base flag pole 31 Jan, 2018 to honor the flag.  Members of the wing staff agencies made up the formation.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Dennis Rogers
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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Staff Sergeant Matthew Coleman-Foster50th Space Wing Public Affairs office prepares the flag for folding during Schriever Air Force base's retreat ceremony at the base flag pole 31 Jan, 2018 to honor the flag. Members of the wing staff agencies made up the formation. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Dennis Rogers)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado – Schriever Airmen conduct a POW/MIA flag raising during a reveille ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 17, 2018. The ceremony was conducted to honor and remember U.S. service members who were prisoners of war and those still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)