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  • 50th SW units win AFSPC awards for ground, space safety

    Two 50th Space Wing units were among Air Force Space Command organizations recognized for their best practices in the AFSPC 2006 safety awards. The 23rd Space Operations Squadron at New Boston Air Force Station, N.H., received the AFSPC Unit Safety Award, Category III, and 4th SOPS here received the AFSPC Crew/Team Safety Award of Distinction,
  • NOPS' secret revealed: Small squadron has big heart

    The National Reconnaissance Office Operations Squadron's secret is out: It's a small squadron with a big heart. Members of the squadron dressed as Santa Claus and his elves packed a radio station's moving van with toys Dec. 12 after hearing about a local charity's toy drive. "We have about 120 people in NOPS, and darn near everyone participated,"
  • Seatbelts save lives at Peterson, F.E. Warren AFBs

    Two Airmen from two Air Force Space Command bases are alive today because they were wearing their seatbelts during terrifying accidents recently. An Army NCO assigned to North American Aerospace Defense Command headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., was involved in a multiple-vehicle pile-up Nov. 12 on Interstate 70 in Denver, according to
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • '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
  • 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
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