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  • 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
  • 26th SAS trains Airmen to counter satellite-jamming threats

    When a unmanned aerial vehicle feed goes blank or a Global Positioning System receiver fades out, it may be only a momentary loss of signal ... or it might be deliberate jamming. How can Airmen know whether they're being jammed -- and more importantly, how can they overcome that jamming to accomplish their mission? The 26th Space Aggressor Squadron
  • 6th SOPS: Weather in 10 minutes or less, guaranteed

    The only thing faster than the weather satellites that the 6th Space Operations Squadron here supports is how quickly 6th SOPS' Airmen deliver weather information. The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's constellation orbits approximately 525 miles above the earth--in contrast to Global Positioning System satellites at 12,000 miles or
  • Brotherhood prevails from birth to promotion

    Family togetherness is a term not taken lightly by lieutenant colonels, fraternal twins who were promoted on the same day. Lt. Col. Mark Brantley and his brother, Lt. Col. Mike Brantley, are fraternal twins born only minutes apart. Colonel Mark Brantley is director of operations for the 6th Space Operations Squadron here; Colonel Mike Brantley is
  • Schriever FTAC's longest day is their best

    Eleven Airmen from the First Term Airmen's Center filed into the base armory while another dozen Airmen from the 50th Security Forces Squadron's Alpha Flight stood in formation for guardmount. It was 4:30 a.m. Oct. 2, and the final day of FTAC had begun. Tech. Sgt. Rayshon Meeks, 50th SFS Alpha Flight chief, took attendance and assigned flight
  • From 'Master of the Sky' to 'Master of Space': A History of the 50th Space Wing

    As the Air Force prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2007, a look back at the 50th Space Wing's journey is appropriate. Over the next 12 months, I'll publish articles describing the wing's distinguished past. The Beginning: 50th Pursuit Group The 50th SW traces its organizational roots to its first activation in 1949. The wing displays
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