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Admiral moving into new role at Peterson AFB

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An admiral currently serving with U.S. Forces-Iraq has been named to a new post at Peterson Air Force Base. The Navy said Wednesday that Rear Adm. Thomas H. Bond Jr. will be director for command and control systems for the North American Aerospace Defense Command. He will also be director of architectures and integration for… Continue Reading Admiral moving into new role at Peterson AFB

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Army general tapped to lead NORAD, Northcom

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The Army general who was tasked to investigate whether Afghan detainees were mistreated was nominated Tuesday to become the new head of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command. The Pentagon announced Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr.’s selection, which must be confirmed by the Senate. He was also nominated for… Continue Reading Army general tapped to lead NORAD, Northcom

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Peterson starts construction on joint building

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The Air Force has broken ground on a $5.6 million building at Peterson Air Force Base that will combine two squadrons under one roof. The 52nd Airlift Squadron and the Air Force Reserve Command’s 731st Airlift squadron will be housed in the 12,500 square foot C-130 operations center. The building aims to enhance cooperation and… Continue Reading Peterson starts construction on joint building

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Members of three Air Force Reserve units that fly C-130 cargo planes on special missions are gathering this week for a conference at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Units represented will be the 302nd Airlift Wing from Peterson, the 403rd Wing from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and the 910th Airlift Wing from Youngstown Air… Continue Reading Peterson hosting Air Force Reserve conference this week

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Peterson Air Force Base’s Space Education and Training Center will soon have a new on-base home. After six years of operating at an off-base location, the Air Force will break ground Thursday on a new $14.4 million facility which will house the National Security Space Institute and the Advanced Space Operations School. The center will… Continue Reading Peterson to break ground on $14.4 million space education center

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Peterson expansion closer to reality

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After years of negotiations, Peterson Air Force Base might soon finally get the room it needs to expand. Continue Reading Peterson expansion closer to reality

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Construction begins today outside the West Gate at Peterson Air Force Base. Work crews will begin repairing some flaws underneath the road’s surface. Traffic along Stewart Avenue will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes from Paine Street through the west gate to the bridge. Construction is expected to last until Oct. 28. During… Continue Reading Peterson’s West Gate in midst of road construction

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Kehler nominated to head U.S. Strategic Command

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President Obama today nominated Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, to head U.S. Strategic Command. Strategic Command, based at the Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Neb., oversees the nation’s nuclear weapons, missile defenses and space warfare mission.   The four-star general has commanded the Air Force Space Command since 2007,… Continue Reading Kehler nominated to head U.S. Strategic Command

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Springs firms receive multi-million contracts

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It’s been a good month for Colorado Springs-based defense contracting firms. Honeywell Technology Solutions in Colorado Springs was awarded a $219.4 million contract modification this week.  As part of the award, Honeywell will provide systems and maintenance engineering, network support integration, on-site and off-site depot level maintenance and software maintenance of the Air Force Satellite… Continue Reading Springs firms receive multi-million contracts

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The overall economic impact of Peterson Air Force base grew 5.1 percent last year – thanks to more employees, more military construction expenses and an increase in jobs and salary for positions indirectly supported by the Air Force base. Peterson estimates that it had a $1.2 billion impact to the regional economy last year, an… Continue Reading Peterson adds millions to local economy

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