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  • Riedesel ready to represent, repeat in rugby

    A Schriever Airman will take his rugby skills to a national level once again in October, hopefully with the same championship results he and his team have had in the past. Joseph Riedesel has been selected to attend the Armed Force Rugby Team's Trial and Training Camp at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The rugby team is part of the Air Force Sports Program,
  • Schriever partakes in European 'Volksmarch' tradition

    When Stan Williams of the 22nd Space Operations Squadron here was stationed in Germany years ago, he participated in Volksmarching for the beer. There wasn't any beer at Fox Run Park on Sept. 15, but there was nice weather and plenty of scenery as Schriever personnel and their families and pets took part in Schriever's second-annual U.S. Air Force
  • 4th SOPS Airman enjoys 'uni'-que talent

    Some people like to cook, some like to read. Others like to unicycle. Though the first two hobbies are most likely more popular than the third, unicycling enthusiasts are out there -- and they're a lot closer than you may think. Airman 1st Class Alvis Weatherly is one such enthusiast. The 23-year-old 4th SOPS space operator has three unicycles: one
  • Reservist prepares to retire after 38 years, three services

    It's the summer of 1970 -- Richard Nixon is president, the war in Vietnam is still being fought, psychedelic rock and roll is on the radio, and the hippie subculture is starting to wane at the start of this new decade. That was also the summer where the path was laid out for a man from San German, Puerto Rico as a result of being drafted into the
  • Family's AF heritage spans three generations

    Three men from the White family across three generations are part of the Air Force's 60-year heritage. Each man served in the Air Force, and two men are part of the 50th Space Wing's history. Don White served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he served as a munitions armorer on a B-24 Liberator aircraft. David White, second
  • Get Out and Go: 20 things to do under $20

    A day off and $20 may get you a lot more than expected in or around Colorado Springs. There are many activities, mainstream or offbeat, that are unique to the Springs and can be enjoyed with little or no money from your wallet. Here are 20 activities you can enjoy on your next day off: FREE:1. Explore the Garden of the Gods or the many other trails
  • Women's Equality Day: celebrating women's right to vote

    "There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers," wrote Susan B. Anthony in "The Status of Women, Past, Present and Future," published in an 1897 issue of the Arena. Now, 110 years later, the United States commemorates the day women were granted the right to vote in1920. In 1971, President Jimmy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
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