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2014 in Review: The year has brought visitors from far and wide

Ben Garland, Broncos No. 63, Emily Gibbs (left) and Faymie Westmoreland, Denver Broncos cheerleaders, visit the 2nd Space Operations Squadron Nov. 18, 2014 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. Denver Broncos players, alumni, cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot along with USAA representatives visited the base as part of their Salute to Service Campaign. (Air Force Photo/Christopher DeWitt)

Ben Garland, Broncos No. 63, Emily Gibbs (left) and Faymie Westmoreland, Denver Broncos cheerleaders, visit the 2nd Space Operations Squadron Nov. 18, 2014 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. Denver Broncos players, alumni, cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot along with USAA representatives visited the base as part of their Salute to Service Campaign. (Air Force Photo/Christopher DeWitt)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 2014 was a phenomenal year  for Schriever Air Force Base, bringing the base a variety of visitors. From the Secretary of the Air Force to the Denver Broncos, the base has not had a dull day. These visits have further educated others about the significant mission here at the 50th Space Wing and Schriever Air Force Base.

When Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited the base in March, she familiarized herself with the Airmen and mission of the 50th and 310th Space Wings here. James held an all call after touring the different operations squadrons here where she spoke about the future and her goals for the Air Force.

Students with the Eisenhower School and National Defense University visited Schriever to learn about the base and its space capabilities.

Schriever partners including State of Colorado officials as well as the police chiefs of Colorado Springs and Fountain, Colorado, visited Schriever for familiarization with the base and wing mission. 

The Space Officers Operations Qualifications Course visited in August to enable our future operators and familiarize them with what they will be doing.
 
Lastly, the Broncos stampeded Schriever as part of USAA's Salute to Service Campaign. The players were astonished to find that tucked away in Colorado Springs is the installation, which operates several significant satellites, including GPS. They also signed autographs and met with Team Schriever members.

What do all these tours have in common?

They give people who otherwise wouldn't even know where Schriever is the opportunity to witness what we do. That means we are able to share our mission, our story and our capabilities. Not to mention, it's never a bad day when the Denver Broncos visit and sign their posters.

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