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1 year 6 months ago

Serving others at Care and Share

About 170 volunteers spent this Martin Luther King Day helping out at Care and Share Food Bank in Colorado Springs, sorting and packing food. It's to mark National Day of Service. People came from several local places, like Peterson Air Force Base. All of the food sorted on...

1 year 9 months ago

NORAD takes record number of calls for Santa

COLORADO SPRINGS - Christmas Eve was a particularly busy time for volunteers with the NORAD Tracks Santa Program. During a 23 hour period, the operations center answered over 114,000 calls from children looking for Santa Claus, an increase of more than 12,000 from last year. The group also received...

2 years 8 months ago

Free outing this weekend for local military

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Twenty soldiers and Air Force personnel from Fort Carson and Peterson Air Force Base will spend a weekend camping, snowshoeing, skiing and fishing during an outing intended to help ease their transition back to civilian life. The event takes place this weekend at Black Canyon...

2 years 10 months ago

NORAD Santa trackers have record holiday

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - Santa Claus set records Christmas Eve he raced across the globe on his traditional holiday mission. Volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs say they fielded about 102,000 telephone queries beginning early Saturday on his progress. That broke the previous mark of 80,000. And...

3 years 1 month ago

US Northern Command team visits Mexico

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - Personnel from the U.S. military command responsible for homeland security have met with members of Mexico's military in a visit to that country. Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., head of U.S. Northern Command, writes in his blog that the visit occurred last...

3 years 2 months ago

Army general tapped to lead NORAD, Northcom

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - The Army general who was tasked to investigate whether Afghan detainees were mistreated has been nominated for promotion to a fourth star and chosen to lead the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command. The Pentagon announced Lt. Gen. Charles...

3 years 5 months ago

Local 12-year-old getting free service dog

Cameron Biebuyck -- a local 12-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Spina Bifida at birth -- is waiting on her new service dog. These specially trained animals can cost more than $20,000, but through the non-profit Canine Assistants , and other charitable donations, Biebuyck's new dog will be free. ...

3 years 7 months ago

Gate at Peterson AFB closed

The west gate to Peterson Air Force Base has been closed because of a propane leak in the fire training center. The leak has been contained, but the gate will be closed temporarily as a precaution until repairs are made. People needing to enter the base should use...

4 years 1 month ago

Air Force Space Command defends GPS

The Air Force says a government report raising questions about the Global Positioning System is "overly pessimistic." The report from the investigative arm of Congress says the Air Force faces obstacles in launching next-generation GPS satellites. The Government Accountability Office report says the most recent GPS satellite was almost...

4 years 2 months ago

Peterson Air Force Base chapel renovated

A $240,000 renovation has been completed at the Peterson Air Force Base chapel. The project included audio and visual equipment in the sanctuary, new cabinets and two new appliances for the kitchen and an exterior sign with electronic marquee. A library was converted to conference room and a...

4 years 4 months ago

Space Command takes on more duties

Control of a military reconnaissance satellite assembled at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico has been shifted from the Air Force Research Laboratory to the Air Force Space Command in Colorado. The transfer was completed Saturday. Tactical Satellite 3 - known as TacSat-3 - was launched in May...

4 years 5 months ago

T-birds take teacher for a ride

To say that David Benke is excited is an understatement. The middle school math teacher is suiting up for a ride with the Air Force Thunderbirds. "My wife and I when they first told us this we were literally in the kitchen jumping up and down," Benke said. ...

4 years 6 months ago

Getting ready for fire season

Crews with the 302nd Airlift Wing on Peterson Air Force Base could be you're saving grace when wildfires break out. Several crews at Peterson make up one of four units of the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, or MAFFS for short. They help contain wild land fires that get too big...

4 years 6 months ago

Social networking finding a place on base

The Internet is a constant experiment. For businesses, governments and organizations, many are trying to put social networking to use online. Still some are wary. For the Air Force, computers at Peterson Air Force Base can't access many social networking sites, and that's been for security reasons. "We had...

4 years 7 months ago

Beginnings on base

It's a career fair, of sorts, at Peterson Air Force Base on Wednesday.  However, most of the attendees already know what they want to do. "Most of us in this corps want to go to the Air Force," says Emanuel Akers, a senior at Harrison High School.  "I get...

4 years 8 months ago

Northcom pitching-in with Haiti relief

The U.S. military is helping transport a Mexican army field kitchen to Haiti to feed earthquake victims and relief workers. The U.S. Northern Command, based at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, says the field kitchen is expected to arrive in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday. Northcom helped...

4 years 8 months ago

NORAD, NORTHCOM commander to retire

The general in charge of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command says he will retire. Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart said Wednesday he plans leave the military on July 1 after a 39-year career. NORAD, a joint U.S.-Canada command, monitors air and space...

4 years 9 months ago

Earthquake in Haiti: local connection

Service Members with the U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs have helped with efforts to help in Haiti. According to a NorthCom release, An Air Force Reserve C-130 and aircrew from the 302nd Airlift Wing, stationed at Peterson provided the short notice airlift for...

4 years 11 months ago

IT Specialist - Peterson AFB

Duties require managing and administering an Information Systems (IS). The IS Lead will plan, coordinate, implement, and maintain oversight for all aspects of the IS infrastructure. This includes computer and server hardware, various software applications, operating systems, and local area network (LAN) configuration. Duties include determining IT staffing...

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