#IamSCHRIEVER Portraits

  • 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
  • Schriever AFSA chapter visits Colo. veterans home

    The Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., chapter of the Air Force Sergeants Association honored Colorado veterans Friday with a visit to the Colorado State and Veterans Nursing Home here. Schriever AFSA members came away from the visit with a greater appreciation of veterans' contributions to today's military, said Master Sgt. Matthew Lusson, a member
  • AF's second-best CDC opens its doors

    Children from 6 weeks to 6 years old were the stars of the show at the Schriever Child Development Center's open house the morning of Sept. 22. The CDC, ranked second-highest among Air Force facilities by inspectors, held its second open house of the year to showcase its new enrichment program.The open house was aimed at attracting more than just
  • SARC-sponsored self-defense class puts exclamation point on 'No'

    Airmen who attended a self-defense class at the Main Fitness Center here Sept. 15 learned how to put an exclamation point at the end of the word "no." The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program sponsored the class, which Sam Rush-Walton and Karl Herndon from Fullpower International of Colorado Springs facilitated. Fullpower International
  • Gen. Schriever's legacy still evident in AFSPC today

    Editor's Note: Gen. Bernard Schriever's birthday is Sept. 14. If he were still alive, he would be 96. General Schriever died June 20, 2005.Gen. Bernard Schriever made a visionary speech about ballistic missile applications in San Diego in February 1957. At a time when few people would have predicted a "space race" or manned spaceflight, General

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