• General Schriever: A lifetime that changed the Air Force forever

    Editor's Note: Master Sgt. Daniel DeForest, now retired, compiled the following timeline of Gen. Bernard Schriever's life and Air Force career for the June 23, 2005, Satellite Flyer.Sept. 14, 1910 - Bernard Adolph Schriever is born in Bremen, Germany. 1917 - Bernard's mother moves to the U.S. with her two sons to join their father, Adolph
  • Gen. Schriever's contributions to space unmatched

    The architect of the Air Force's ballistic missile and military space program, Bernard Adolph Schriever was born in Bremen, Germany, in 1910 and migrated to the United States with his parents in 1917. His family settled in the German-American community of New Braunfels, Texas. He became a naturalized citizen in 1923, attended grade and high school
  • Gen. Schriever dies at age 94

    Retired Air Force General Bernard A. Schriever, age 94, died from natural causes the morning of June 20, 2005, at his home in Washington, D.C. With his passing, the Air Force lost one of its most important leaders, a visionary who foresaw the direction of the Air Force from Air Corp biplanes to today's Space systems. Known as the "Father of the
  • 50th SCS gains new commander

    A former aide de camp to the commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command at Norfolk Naval Station, Va., became the 50th Space Communications Squadron commander in a ceremony here Monday. Maj. Donovan Routsis succeeds Lt. Col. Mark Langenderfer, who will attend the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Major Routsis received his commission in
  • 3rd SOPS orbital ops technician named 14th AF Airman of the Quarter

    An orbital operations technician with the 3rd Space Operations Squadron here was recently named 14th Air Force’s Airman of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2006. Airman 1st Class Joshua Cobb received the award in part because of his accomplishments in 3rd SOPS’ Orbital Analysis Flight, which ensures each satellite 3rd SOPS controls remains
  • Former 14th AF communications director takes helm of 50th NOG

    A former director of communications for 14th Air Force assumed command of the 50th Network Operations Group in a ceremony here Monday. Col. Robert Skinner succeeds Col. David Uhrich, who will become chief of the operational support and sustainment at the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base. “I’m truly honored to stand
  • NORTHCOM prepared for missile-defense mission

    U.S. Northern Command personnel were immediately able to detect seven missile launches from North Korea July 4 and 5, including the launch of a long-range Taepodong-2 missile that failed approximately 40 seconds into flight. All of the missiles landed in the Sea of Japan, USNORTHCOM officials said. While Ground-based Midcourse Defense System
  • Local community runs; veterans' charity wins

    More than 250 runners woke up a little early Sunday morning for the inaugural Veterans Home Run at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. Andrew Abdella of Elbert, Colo., finished first in the 5K event with a time of 16:49. Jennifer Winckler of Colorado Springs finished first in the women's 5K with 21:09. In the group category, the Settelmeyer family
  • 'All about the bikes' at 3rd SOPS motorcycle day

    The 3rd Space Operations Squadron’s motorcycle training session at the softball field pavilion Friday was “all about the bikes.” Lt. Col. William Bishop, 3rd SOPS commander, discussed his experience of differences between driving an automobile and riding a motorcycle. “I consider myself a novice,” Colonel Bishop said. “I’ve ridden about 2,000 miles
  • Civilian Personnel Flight explains changes to pay system

    The Civilian Personnel Flight here is training units around Schriever on what the National Security Personnel System will mean for General Schedule civilian employees when the new system takes effect next year. “Our goal is to train all managers, supervisors and civilian employees on the new system,” said Herb Poiro, acting civilian personnel chief
  • Many runners, many reasons: Relay for Life walkers share their motivation for participating

    There are as many reasons to walk in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life June 24 in Colorado Springs, Colo., as there are people who have suffered from cancer. One Airman with the 50th Contracting Squadron here has several reasons of her own: Airman 1st Class Rachel Williams has known six people who battled the deadly disease—half of whom
  • Tuition assistance no longer covers many college fees

    The Air Force Tuition Assistance program will no longer cover some college fees that were previously authorized, the Peterson Air Force Base education services officer said June 16. Authorized fees must apply directly to the specific course the member is taking and must be reimbursable if either the student or the Air Force would be eligible for a
  • Public Health offers guidance on food service

    Temporary food service activities for fundraisers and other on-base events can present unusual problems for maintaining safe food products. The 21st Medical Group has some quick tips on how to prevent food borne illness. These tips are required to serve food on base but are also a good idea for any temporary food service activity. First, anyone
  • 21st Medical Group warns of West Nile risk

    The 21st Medical Group is warning residents of Colorado Springs about West Nile Virus risks this summer. West Nile is a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. Most often, West Nile is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds, then
  • 50th Ops Group welcomes new commander

    The director of preparation and planning for the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence at the Pentagon became the commander of the 50th Operations Group here in a ceremony in front of the DeKok Building here June 9. Col. Clinton Crosier succeeds Col. Kevin McLaughlin, who will become the 460th Space Wing Vice Commander at Buckley Air Force
  • 50th SW plays critical role in Zarqawi air strike

    The 50th Space Wing here provided critical space-based combat effects in support of the air strike June 8 that killed the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq. F-16 Falcon pilots dropped two 500-pound bombs—a laser-guided GBU-12 and a Global Positioning System-aided GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition, or JDAM—on a safehouse northeast of Baquba, Iraq,
  • Schriever Airmen can redeploy in 3 easy steps

    Schriever Airmen returning from deployment can begin the reintegration process in three easy steps: check in with their unit deployment manager, check in with the Schriever Redeployment Support Team, then check out. The RST has a redeployment briefing in the DeKok Building, Room 214, every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. The briefing includes
  • Home PC users: Avoid the spyware blues

    Malware such as viruses and spyware is an increasing threat to home computer systems, the 50th Space Communications Squadron’s Information Assurance Office warned this week. While the Schriever network has several layers of protection between its computers and the Internet, users at home don’t have the same luxury, said Tech. Sgt. Mark Gousse, who

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