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  • GPS Wing observes NAVSTAR's 30th anniversary

    Feb. 22 marked the 30th anniversary of the first GPS signal in space with the launch of NAVSTAR 1 from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Block I satellites, launched between Feb. 22, 1978 and Oct. 9, 1985 paved the way for an operational system that has revolutionized the way we go to war. Rockwell International made a special "first day of issue"
  • Life After DUI: A New Leaf

    Editor's Note: This is part three of a three-part series about the success of a Vandenberg Airman's longtime battle with alcohol and his life changing experience after receiving a Driving Under the Influence charge. Part one covered the Airman's history of alcohol abuse and how that led to his eventual arrest. Part two covered his realization that
  • Life After a DUI: Turning the Page

    Editor's Note: This is part two of a three-part series about the success of a Vandenberg Airman's longtime battle with alcohol and his life changing experience after receiving a driving under the influence charge. Part one covered the Airman's history of alcohol abuse and how that led him to the situation below. Part Two: Turning the Page By the
  • Life After a DUI: One Airman's struggle to overcome alcohol addiction

    Editor's Note: This is part one of a three-part series about the success of a Vandenberg Airman's longtime battle with alcohol and his life changing experience after receiving a Driving Under the Influence charge. While most Airmen have heard what punishment will happen if they get caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, not
  • Former satellite operator enjoys arena football career

    Playing football after high school is a dream for many, and playing after college simply a fantasy. For Brett Huyser, a former satellite operator for 4th SOPS, the fantasy is a reality. Mr. Huyser, the assistant deputy director for international plans at the U.S. Air Force Academy, is one of 24 men who play for the Arena Football League's Colorado
  • Youth sports program offers year-round fun

    As Les Stewart watches the children in his youth basketball program, he wonders if the next big basketball star is right before his eyes. It's possible, he thought. "To watch these kids grow and get better is an amazing thing," he said. Mr. Stewart has been involved with the Peterson Air Force Base Youth Center program for the past five years and
  • Golf a passion for 3rd SOPS coaches

    Golf is a sport that is taken seriously by those who get what it's really about - for them, instead of a just a club, a ball and a hole, it can be an all consuming sport, where the players often compete with themselves. For 1st Lt. Jeff Bankard, coach of the 3rd SOPS intramural golf team here, it's the individuality of the sport. "All the pressure
  • Three men and a cardboard coffin

    The cardboard derby has become a SnoFest staple. In addition to attracting a huge line of spectators, it also draws anyone with a sense of adventure and a creative drive to compete. The cardboard derby, arguably the most popular event at SnoFest, is a competition for servicemembers, families, squadrons, units, teams and individuals where creativity
  • The Slope to Recovery

    They once fought in the heat of battle. Now they're cooling off in the snow. Some servicemembers who were injured during tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan enjoyed SnoFest thanks to the Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled Sports USA, Adaptive Adventures and the Keystone Adaptive Center. Ed Salau, eastern area director for the WWP, knows from
  • 50th MSG shares long history with 50th Space Wing

    Today's 50th Mission Support Group's has a long history of contributing to the defense of our country and has the longest continuous affiliation with the 50th Space Wing. The group's history began May 16, 1949, when the Air Force activated the 50th Air Base Group at Otis Air Force Base, Mass. The group supported the air defense operations of the
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