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3 years 9 months ago

310th Space Wing has new commander

Col. Jeffrey T. Mineo assumed command of the 310th Space Wing in a recent ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base. "There is explosive growth in space and a need for Reserve wings in space," said Col. Mineo. "Let's raise the bar a little higher and let's get started." ...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Air Force faces more opposition to low flights

An Air Force plan to designate a low-level flight training route across northern New Mexico and southern Colorado may get another New Mexico opponent this week. Santa Fe County Commission Chairman Harry Montoya says he's introducing a resolution opposing the proposal at Tuesday's meeting. If the proposal passes, the...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado reservists deploying to Iraq

About 50 Air Force reservists and three C-130 cargo planes from Peterson Air Force Base are headed for Iraq. Air crews and maintenance teams from the 302nd Airlift Wing will depart Wednesday from the base in Colorado Springs. It's the third deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan for Peterson...

4 years 2 months ago

NORAD, Russia to test hijack response

The U.S. and Russia are planning a joint exercise to see how well they can coordinate their efforts in the event of an international hijacking. Military aircraft from Russia and the North American Aerospace Defense Command - based at Colorado Springs' Peterson Air Force Base - will track a...

4 years 3 months ago

Search to resume for F-16 fuel tanks

The Colorado Air National Guard will resume its search today for external fuel tanks jettisoned over open country as the pilot of an F-16 prepared to make an emergency landing in Colorado Springs. The fighter landed without incident. Maj. Nicole David says the tanks aren't dangerous but are important...

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