#IamSCHRIEVER Portraits

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • '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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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