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Air Force implements new parental leave policy By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In accordance with the Department of Defense Military Parental Leave Program, the Air Force announced an expansion to its parental leave policy on non-chargeable leave entitlements following the birth or adoption of a child. Previously, Air Force policy authorized 12 consecutive weeks of maternity convalescent leave to female Airmen who gave birth. Additionally, 10 days of non-chargeable leave were given to an Airman whose spouse gave birth. Effective immediately, the new policy applies to Total Force Airmen who are birth mothers and fathers, same-sex couples, as well as adoptive and surrogate parents. Reserve Component Airmen should refer to Air Force Instruction 363003 for specific eligibility requirements.

Now maternity convalescent leave is six weeks (42 days), primary caregiver leave is six weeks, and secondary caregiver leave is three weeks (21 days). Under the new policy, AFI 36-3003, Military Leave Program, outlines three forms of non-chargeable leave following a qualifying birth event or adoption: maternity convalescent leave, primary caregiver leave and secondary caregiver leave. Now maternity convalescent leave is

six weeks (42 days), primary caregiver leave is six weeks, and secondary caregiver leave is three weeks (21 days). Every birth mother will have convalescent leave. Caregiver leave is given in addition to the convalescent leave. Covered service members having a child by birth, adoption or surrogacy will determine which parent is the primary and secondary caregiver. Designations for caregiver status should be made as early as possible and follow Department of Defense guidance. Each parent can only hold one caregiver status per birth event or adoption; for example, a secondary cannot transfer their leave to the primary caregiver. Airmen should submit their caregiver leave as determined by their local unit commanders. Until LeaveWeb is altered

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CSAF presents French medal to WWII Army vet, AF civilian By Ashley M. Wright Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At a ceremony overlooking the Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2018, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presented the French Legion of Honor to a World War II Army veteran for his efforts to liberate Western Europe in 1945.

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Robert Van Wortman smiles after receiving the French Legion of Honor presented by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during a ceremony held at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 3, 2018.

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(Top) PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, speaks to 21st Security Forces Squadron Airmen May 31, 2018, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. During his visit, Raymond witnessed a guard mount formation, acted as an entry controller and familiarized himself with defenders. (Left) PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, checks ID cards at the West Gate, May 31, 2018, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. During his visit, Raymond was briefed on entry controller duties and the Security Forces Squadron augmentee program.

Robert Wortman was just 19 when he joined the army in 1944 and became a scout for the 3rd division 15th Infantry, which was quickly sent to the front lines and then behind enemy lines, crossing the Rhine River in the second wave. Days later, a surprise attack by German hold outs in Nuremberg wounded Wortman, forcing a leg amputation. After spending three weeks recovering in a hospital in France, Wortman was flown home, but he did not let his wound slow him down. He went on to serve 30 years at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, as an Air Force civilian employee, and celebrated his 92nd birthday day last month. “All of us in the services today enjoy the trust and confidence of a very grateful nation. That grateful spirit is not all because of what we do, but it is in part due to the incredible legacy of passed on by [Wortman] and those of [he] served with, members of the greatest generation,” Goldfein said during the ceremony. Despite his years of service, Wortman’s See Medal page 12

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National Trails Day 2018 PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — June 2, 2018 was National Trails Day, sponsored by the American Hiking Society in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trail System. The event was a nationwide effort to improve trails and clean up trash along them. The American Hiking Society goal this year was to improve 2,802 miles of trail in one day! Organizations from all over the country set up events for trail improvement. Volunteers worked on projects in national parks as well as other public land areas. At geographically separated units, it can be hard to find community, especially if your unit isn’t located in a populated area. Volunteering can be a great way to get out and do something for a good cause and meet new people. 20th Space Control Squadron Detachment 1 is located on the northern end of White Sands Missile Range. It is a great location for an electro-optical telescope away from city lights and with good sky viewing at around 4,600 feet above sea level. I’m the military leader of a 12-person contract team and the only active duty member who is permanent party on this side of base. Main base is two and a half

Maj. Erin Salinas 20th Space Control Squadron Detachment 1 hours from the site. While I regularly attend meetings and coordinate with 20 SPCS and the other detachments every day, I’m not able to hang out with the squadron off duty. I live in the town of Socorro about 30 minutes from the site which has population of about 9,000 and is home to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Socorro’s a small town, but when my husband and I moved here about two years ago we didn’t know anyone. We started volunteering with New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors to meet people in the area who en-

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joyed being outside. Working with this organization, we got to meet people from the area and work on trails in places we never even knew existed. This year for National Trails Day, NMVFO sponsored a project at Mora National Fish Hatchery located in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. The hatchery stocks fish for the Gila region and is specialized to breed threatened and endangered fish, especially Gila trout. The 15-member volunteer team extended a trail a half of a mile around the hatchery. My husband and I love hiking and camping, so working on trails seemed like fun to us. It is really satisfying to look back or walk on a trail you helped build. But if trail work doesn’t interest you, look for a volunteer opportunity that does. Volunteering has helped me create balance in my life and make friends on this assignment. While I love my job, I really look forward to working on projects and feel I’m better rested and more relaxed than if I just spent that time by myself. So if your moving this summer or just looking for a way to get involved, think about volunteering. You might get back more than you could ever give.


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Parents: Do you know where your children are? By Tim Omdal 21st Security Forces Squadron deputy director

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — One of my favorite aspects of this time of year is being able to enjoy being outside. The weather is getting warm, we all start seeing the neighborhood kids in their yards, or out riding their bikes, and throwing the football in the yard, etc. Unfortunately, we also sometimes see young children wandering around the streets alone, or left unattended in vehicles. To ensure Colorado laws are being complied with, Peterson Air Force Base has developed the requirements and minimum ages for children to be left unattended. It’s important to remember, however, that parents and guardians must consider the physical, emotional, and psychological maturity of their children. Some children, because of a disability or psychological problem should not be given the same degree of self-management. Children ages 5 and up may be in the yard of residence with an adult supervisor having visual sight and/or being within hearing distance. Ages 6 and up may walk to and from school without adult supervision. Ages 7 and up may be unattended outside as long as they have access to adult assistance. No child under 10 may be left unattended in a car. For those children 10 and up, the keys need to be removed and the emergency brake should be engaged. Ages 10 may be left without adult supervision in their quarters for up to 2 hours as long as they have ready access to an adult via telephone. Ages 11 may exceed 2 hours with ready telephone access to an adult. Ages 12-14 may be left alone without a sitter more than 2 hours only during the daytime hours and before curfew. Ages 16 and up may be left alone over night up to five consecutive days; however, there must be some type of adult supervision available to make periodic checks. Youth must be 12 years old (or a 6th grader) and be babysitter trained by the Red Cross, or equivalent, in order to babysit their sibling. An 11-year-old may babysit their sibling for a maximum of 2 hours provided they meet the above training requirements. When violations are reported to the Base Defense Operations Center, Security Forces quickly react and initiate a child abuse or neglect response. Military offenders are

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — To ensure Colorado laws are being complied with, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., has developed the requirements and minimum ages for children to be left unattended. Parents and guardians must consider the physical, emotional, and psychological maturity of their children before leaving them alone. subject to administrative, judicial, and non-judicial punishment as deemed appropriate by their commander. Civilian offenders may be subject to prosecution by local authorities. Don’t forget we have a curfew for those old enough to be left without supervision. In accordance with Colorado Springs ordinance 9.2.102: Loitering, it is unlawful for any person under the age of 18 years of age to loiter or to aimlessly drive or ride about on any street, parking lot, park or eating place, whether public or private, without the consent or permission of the owner.

Curfews are is in place Friday and Saturday nights from midnight until 6 a.m., and Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. until 6 p.m. Enjoy your summer and help keep our community safe by following youth supervision and curfew guidelines. For more information about the child supervision guidelines, contact the Youth Center at 719-556-7220, or Family Advocacy at 719-556-8943. To report a violation of these guidelines, contact the Base Defense Operation Center, also known as the Law Enforcement Desk at 719-556-4000.








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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — LGBT Pride Month has been celebrated every June since 1970 after the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York, when police raided the Stonewall Inn. The purpose was not to elevate one community over the other; it was merely to provide a place to be one’s most loud, proud, and free self.

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — When it comes to a month of a particular observation such as pride, often, the question arises of why there is a month that highlights and celebrates the LGBT community, but there is not one for the straight community. One must remember that until September 20, 2011, being gay and open was grounds for separation in the military and same-sex mar-

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to allow for a caregiver leave category, members will request the non-chargeable caregiver leave by selecting (T) Permissive on the type dropdown menu, and then choosing rule 18 for primary and rule 19 for secondary. Until the AF Form 988 is altered, Airmen

riage in the United States was on a state-by-state basis until June 26, 2015. There is a level of social and systemic privilege not afforded to many members of the LGBT community in many parts of the world solely on the basis of who one chooses to love. Pride has been celebrated every year in June since 1970 after the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York when police raided the Stonewall Inn. The purpose was not to elevate one community over the other; it was merely to provide a place to be one’s most loud, proud, and free self. Today, you can find a mix of not only people who are LGBT but the allies that support the community as well.

who cannot use LeaveWeb, should check “Other” in block 8 and specify primary or secondary in the remarks. For all three types of parental leave, the allotted time off must be taken all at once and cannot be split up. Primary and secondary caregiver leave can be taken any time within the first year after a child’s birth or adoption. The Air Force policy, authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, is effective immediately and retroactive to December 23, 2016.

The Air Force Personnel Center will send out guidance via MyPers on the process for requesting restoration of qualifying non-chargeable leave. Frequently Asked Questions can be found at cct/FAQs.pdf?ver=2018-06-08-185721203&timestamp=1528498716886. For additional information regarding the Military Leave Program, please visit AFI 36-3003 or contact Air Force Total Force Service Center at 1-800-565-0102.


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Bioenvironmental Engineering reports Water Quality By 21st Medical Group Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Colorado Springs Utilities supplies drinking water to Peterson Air Force Base. Base personnel can get the facts about the water they drink from the recently released CSU — 2018 Water Quality Report. This report (reporting period Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 2017) informs the public about the water quality and services CSU delivers to the base every day. CSU staff, as well as the 21st Medical Group’s Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight, test the water consumed throughout the base. Throughout the process of collection, treatment and distribution, certified water treatment plant operators and laboratory staff monitor the water quality for its chemical and biological content. Some of these analyses are required to meet state and federal standards, while others are part of ongoing testing to assure a continual supply of high quality drinking water. CSU employees test the water at treatment plants and throughout the CSU water distribution system. Bioenvironmental Engineering tests water at nine different sampling locations per month for microbiological contamination that could occur in the Peterson section of the distribution system. The Peterson sample sites include the dining facility, Base Exchange food court, aircraft watering points, and the child development centers. All microbiological samples collected

in 2017 were analyzed by El Paso County Public Health laboratory and reported safe. With no major source of water nearby, CSU relies on a raw water collection system that delivers water to Colorado Springs from nearly 200 miles away. The headwaters, or sources, that supply these systems originate in wilderness areas near Aspen, Leadville, and Breckenridge. Nearly 75% of our water originates from many mountain streams (surface water). Water from these streams is collected and stored in various reservoirs along the Continental Divide. The collection systems in this area consist of the Homestake, Fryingpan-Arkansas, Twin Lakes, and Blue River systems. The majority of this water is transferred to Colorado Springs through pipelines that help to protect the water from contamination, such as, herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals and other chemicals. Water delivered to Colorado Springs is stored at Rampart Reservoir and at the Catamount reservoirs on Pikes Peak which then supply CSU water treatment plants. CSU also uses local surface water sources to supplement the water received from the mountain sources. Sources include water from the north and south slopes of Pikes Peak/ Catamount Reservoirs, Crystal Reservoir, and South Slope Reservoir, North and South Cheyenne Creeks, Fountain Creek, Monument Creek/Pikeview Reservoir, Northfield Watershed/Rampart and Northfield Reservoirs, and the Pueblo Reservoir. Additionally, CSU purchases treated surface water from

the Fountain Valley Authority. FVA receives water from the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. The Fryingpan-Arkansas Project is a system of pipes and tunnels that collects water in the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness Area near Aspen. Waters collected from the system are diverted to the Arkansas River, near Buena Vista, and then flow approximately 150 miles downstream to Pueblo Reservoir. From Pueblo Reservoir, the water travels through a pipeline to the CSU water treatment plant before being delivered to Colorado Springs. The water source may vary during the year and may be a blend of surface water and purchased water. To view the complete water quality report, visit www.csu. org, and click on Residential/Check out the 2017 Annual Report. The report is also available on the Peterson AFB web site under 21st Space Wing news and is provided to all base dormitory residents, child development centers, and the base Dental Surgeon. Customers without web access can obtain a hard copy of the report at the Bioenvironmental Engineering office located in building 1246. For questions concerning water quality issues in the Tierra Vista Community distribution system, please call the TVC Facility Maintenance Department at 597-5950. For more information about Peterson Air Force Base water quality, call Michael Puleo at 719-556-7721. Water quality information courtesy of Colorado Springs Utilities and Bioenvironmental Engineering

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson provides remarks at the closing ceremony of the Department of Defense Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 9, 2018. Wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Special Operations Command, as well as athletes from the U.K. Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and Canadian Armed Forces, competed in one or more of 11 different events held throughout the Games.

Sun sets on Air Force Academy - hosted 2018 Warrior Games By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) — As the sun sets behind the Colorado Springs mountaintops, the flame lit ceremoniously a week earlier to signify the official start of the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games is extinguished, bringing to close the eighth annual iteration of the Games on June 9. Wounded warrior athletes representing the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Special Operations Command, as well as athletes from the U.K. Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force, and Canadian Armed Forces, listen as the Air Force’s Vice Chief of Staff addresses the crowd. “If we measure success by the lives saved, the steps forward you have taken, and the inspiration you’ve given to everyone here, I’d say these Games have been absolutely, unbelievably successful,” Gen. Stephen W. Wilson told the athletes. Quoting President George Washington, Wilson continued, “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” The Warrior Games, he notes, are one way the U.S. military attempts to live up to those words and ideals. “Our task is to carry on maintaining that commitment to our service members, veterans and military families, with the relentless effort, teamwork, esprit de corps, network, hope, healing and grit you all exhibited here, that we witnessed all week,” he concludes.

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The atmosphere at the closing ceremony is festive. Athletes dressed in their team colors can be seen talking animatedly with one another, and passing out hugs and high-fives to their families, friends, coaches, and caregivers. The ceremony comes on the heels of the Games’ wheelchair basketball championship, where the Air Force was edged out by the Army, finishing second place in the tournament. The Air Force team performed admirably at this year’s Games.

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Its wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball teams advanced to the final round of play in both sports, while Air Force track and field athletes Senior Airman Brent Campfield, Senior Airman Heather Carter, Master Sgt. Ken Guinn, Capt. Rob Hufford II and Lt. Col. Julie Walker all broke Warrior Games records in their respective events. Senior Airman Rafael Morfinencisco and Maj. Stacie Shafran, who competed in eight sporting events each, were two of only seven athletes named “ultimate champions,” a title awarded based on their cumulative performances at the Games. By week’s end, the Air Force’s 39 athletes amassed a combined 165 medals, including 70 gold, 56 silver, and 39 bronze.

Competing to win? For many members of Team Air Force, though, success at the Games was not defined by their place on the awards podium. “We come here, not just to compete, but to heal and learn, and we stay for other people’s stories. From that, we’re able to go back to our bases and actually be advocates for healing and recovering,” said 1st Lt. Ryan Novak, a munitions and missile maintenance officer serving as an aerospace ground equipment flight commander at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Novak, who suffers from a spinal cord injury, competed in archery, cycling, swimming and track during the Games. “Many of us go back, and we’re there to cheer on our own service members who are going through their own issues and help them,” he explained. “It’s about walking away and being a better person, not just physically and mentally, but also being a better leader.” And like Novak, Air Force guardsman Master Sgt. John Angel Jr., didn’t just compete for himself; he came to help others. “Less than a year ago, I didn’t think I could do this, but here I am,” he said. “It means the world to me. It’s lit a spark and fixed up my self-esteem.” Angel is on medical hold and currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama. See Warrior page 7

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Master Sgt. Lisa Goad, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete and Team Air Force member, competes in the cycling competition at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., June 6, 2018. Competing in the Games are service members and veterans with upper-body and lower-body limitations, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairments, serious illnesses, and post-traumatic stress. Each of the Air Force’s 39 participating athletes will compete in one or more of 11 sports including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track, field, wheelchair basketball, indoor rowing, powerlifting, and time-trial cycling.

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“I’m a wounded warrior with invisible wounds,” he added. “I hope in some way I can inspire others to take part in this.”

A family affair While the Games were focused on the athletes, and their incredible experiences and accomplishments, they also provided an opportunity to recognize the dedication and support of the athletes’ family members and close friends. These caregivers have made their own sacrifices to help wounded warrior athletes with their recovery efforts and athletic achievements. Angel, who competed in the indoor rowing and archery competitions, was accompanied at the Games by his wife, Christy. Of helping care for her husband, she said, “It’s actually an honor; I get to take care of, not just my husband, but a service member who has given up a lot in sacrifice for our country.” “To have him here still is a blessing,” she added. “I have to take care of him 24/7, but, you know what? You marry them for better or worse, in sickness or in health, in my eyes. I like standing by his side.” Shawn Sprayberry, who has been the communications program manager for the Air Force Wounded Warrior program since 2015, has witnessed firsthand the impact spouses and family members can have on an athlete’s recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration process. “It can be a huge role. And it can be crushing to those caregivers, because they go from being a spouse to a caregiver, and that’s a huge adjustment,” Sprayberry said. “But, caregivers are — for those warriors who have them, they’re vital.”


U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Master Sgt. Michael Christiansen, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete on Team Air Force, competes in the seated shot put event at the Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 2, 2018. Adaptive sports, like those practiced at the warrior Games, provide opportunities for athletes to heal and to regain confidence and purpose; the Games are a way to celebrate the athlete’s efforts and commitment to healing.

Wingmen for life Another key player in the success of the Air Force team that competed in the Games this year was the staff of AFW2. Every Air Force athlete who participated in the Games is enrolled in the program, which begins by identifying an Airman’s condition and continues through their stabilization or resolution. “The moment someone is wounded, ill or injured, and they are identified — from the moment they are in our hands, we advocate for them,” Sprayberry said. AFW2 strives to provide well-coordinated, personalized support to every Airman in the program, which incorporates adaptive sports and reconditioning activities that promote healing. Air Force wounded warriors who competed in the Games worked with expert coaches, sports trainers and nutritionists for months in advance to prepare. Though the AFW2 program supports its members in a myriad of ways, watching the Air Force athletes arrive and compete in the Games is the single most important experience the staff has, said Sprayberry. “When we come out to the Games and see these warriors, we can see the nervousness — but as soon as they start winning, competing and bonding with other warriors, it takes all of that away,” he said. “And when you see that happen, nothing can compare.”

(U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Rafael Morfinenciso, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete and Team Air Force member, embraces Jon Stewart, television personality and event host, after winning the “ultimate champion” silver medal during the closing ceremony of the Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., June 9, 2018. To earn the ultimate champion title, athletes had to compete in their respective functional classifications in eight sporting events, earning points for each of their performances. The athletes with the highest cumulative points after their eight events won the bronze, silver and gold ultimate champion medals.

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Be aware of dehydration symptoms By 1st Lt. Erica “Fuego” Luke and Capt. Kimberly Dowd Aerospace and Operational Physiology

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — What is your tell-tale sign you are dehydrated? Answer the following questions to determine your hydration or dehydration state: Do you have any of the following symptoms? A. Dry mouth B. Headache C. Slight dizziness D. Mental confusion E. Muscle weakness/fatigue F. Dry skin G. Urine dark in color or infrequent If you answered yes to any of the following, you could possibly be behind the hydration curve. What does this mean for you? When we lose 2 percent total body weight in water, our bodies kick into gear and provide symptoms, mentioned above, to tell us, “Hey, I’m thirsty here! Give me some high-quality H2O!” If we ignore these symptoms, our physical and cognitive performance decreases, therefore hindering operational effectiveness. Tactical dehydration When we know we will have limited access to the restroom, or will be inconvenienced by it, we purposely dehydrate. Have you found yourself in one of these scenarios? Because of this, individuals will tactically dehydrate to avoid an embarrassment or distraction of needing to “go real bad.” Recall the symptoms above? Those symptoms will worsen, and you will experience physical and mental stressors. With a 1 — 3 percent dehydration level, it will significantly increase muscle and cognitive fatigue, directly affecting the warfighter. Decrease in situational awareness, increase in spatial disorientation, and a decrease of G tolerance up to 50 percent causing G-induced loss of consciousness are more likely to occur when water intake is not up to par. A way to avoid this unnecessary outcome is “don’t be afraid of the piddle pack,” and ensure you drink the right amount of water starting 72 hours before conducting your mission. Safety is compromised if you tactically dehydrate. Preparation

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash/Released)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — A U.S. Air Force Airman consumes water to stay cool, June 3, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. According to the 23d Aerospace Medical Squadron’s bioenvironmental engineering flight, base personnel can combat summer’s adverse heat conditions by drinking at least eight cups of water per day and increasing water intake during sun exposure, even when not thirsty. It does not matter if the environment is hot, cold or just right. You must consume water throughout the time you are awake. The statement we grew up with as children, “drink eight 8-oz glasses of water per day” is a myth. How much water to drink depends on several factors: age, how much you weigh, how long you are going to expose yourself to harsh environment conditions, and physical activity. Use a hydration calculator to adequately determine if you are drinking enough water. For a rough estimate, take your body weight and divide by two. The total you get is the minimum amount of fluid ounces you should consume per day. Studies have shown an individual that has a water bottle

within reach will more likely drink the correct amount of water compared to someone who does not properly prepare. Consume foods with higher water content. Fruits and vegetables are comprised of mainly water, some over 90 percent. You hate the way water tastes? Try adding mint, berries, cucumbers, or lemon for flavoring before using water enhancers. Remember your own personal physiological optimization checklist along with your operational checklist! Sleep, Eat, Water! Proper preparation is key to ensure you stay hydrated and maximize your operational effectiveness, so invest in that water bottle and drink up.


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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Kitterman)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds practice their aerial performance over Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., May 25, 2018. The Thunderbirds practiced to perform twice over the Memorial Day weekend for the 2018 Cannon Air Show, Space and Tech Fest.

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Retired Senior Airman Hea in sitting volleyball at the Department of Defense Warrior Game wounded warriors compete in 11 different adaptive sporting even

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ALPENA, Mich. — Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, conduct Ability to Survive and Operate training course, June 5, 2018, held at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich. The Airmen don mission oriented protective posture protective gear used by U.S. military personnel in a toxic environment during a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear strike. Rotating through stations, Airmen train how to correctly put on MOPP gear and help others put it on, medical Self-Aid Buddy Care, correct decontamination procedures and how to give a detailed report to security personnel about any suspicious people or activities.

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Team Air Force veteran Senior Airman Brett Campfield competes in the visually impaired category for archery during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 7, 2018.

NORMANDY, France — U.S. Army paratroopers joined paratr commemoration of the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, during Force’s 86th Airlift Wing and multiple other countries and units

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CELJE, Slovenia — Joint terminal attack controllers from the Slovenian Armed Forces conduct urban warfare training exercises during Adriatic Strike 2018, Celje, Slovenia, June 4, 2018. The Colorado Air National Guard, 140th Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. brought four F-16 Fighting Falcons and approximately 40 support personnel to participate in Adriatic Strike 2018, a Slovenian-led JTAC training attended by 22 other NATO nations to conduct interoperability training and joint readiness capabilities among the NATO allies and partners.

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Army Staff Sgt. Ross Alewine, left, Air Force veteran Russell Logan, and Army 1st Sgt. Jarrid Collins of Team SOCOM (U.S. Special Operations Command), leave the starting blocks of the 100-meter track event, June 2, 2018, at the Department of Defense Warrior Games. The Warrior Games, taking place June 1-9, 2018, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colo. are a paralympic-style competition for wounded, and injured service members from all U.S. branches of service and this year include teams from the United Kingdom Armed Forces, Australian Defense Force and Canadian Armed Forces.

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daughter-in-law, Ann Wortman believes this is his first medal ceremony. His purple heart and bronze star arrived at the hospital while he was recovering in 1945. Ann began searching for the medal after her father-in-law heard about the French trying to contact WWII veterans who aided in that country’s liberation. The medal arrived in the mail in 2015, but there was never a formal presentation. As a civil servant herself, employed at the Air Force Academy, Ann started talking with Col. Gina Oliver, 2018 DOD Warrior Games director, about her father-in-law. “After WWII there weren’t these types of events and programs for disabled Veterans,” Ann said. “My family felt very honored and blessed by this presentation…Dad is very humble, which is why he really couldn’t think of anything to say during the ceremony except he was speechless. Afterward, we could tell that he had a renewed

sense of pride that all the sacrifice and difficulty as a result of his time in WWII and his injury from his service as a young man was all worth it.” For Goldfein, it was a special honor to represent the Army, acknowledge the United States’ oldest allies, and pay tribute to a true hero. “We hail from the Army Air Corps, so the United States Army is in our roots,” he said to the intimate crowd. “Today, when you look at the fight we are engaged in with violent extremism, you can’t look beyond France to find a better partner. They would not be standing shoulder to shoulder with us today had it not been for you and your brothers and sisters in arms did all those years ago for the liberation.” The citation read, “Thanks to your courage and our American friends and allies, France and Europe have been living in peace for the past are decades….Created by Napoleon, it is the highest honor France can bestow for those that achieved remarkable deeds for France.” When asked what the medal meant to him, Wortman uttered just one word. “Everything,” he said.

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presents and reads the French Legion of Honor citation to Robert Van Wortman during a ceremony held at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 3, 2018. More than 70 years after helping to liberate France from Germany in World War II, Wortman received the medal for his heroic acts.

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First attached Army Air Forces unit hospital established 75 years ago

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PANTELLERIA, Italy — U.S. Army Air Forces nurses make their way down the ramp of their Landing Craft Infantry amphibious assault ship on the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria, Italy in 1943. The 34th Station Hospital on the island became the first Army Air Forces hospital truly attached to an Army Air Forces unit.


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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The 34th Station Hospital, attached to the 12th Air Force on Pantelleria Island in the Mediterranean Sea from June 18 to Sept. 21, 1943, was the first station hospital attached to an Army Air Force Unit. General Dwight D. Eisenhower considered Pantelleria valuable as an airbase to support the invasion of Sicily because it was located between Tunisia, North Africa, and Sicily. The Allies began bombing Pantelleria even before the North African campaign ended on May 13. Bombers pounded the island’s airdrome and sank ships in the harbor, while fighter planes added to the destruction. In early June, the Allies subjected the island to heavy bombardment and, for four days before the June 11 invasion, round-the-clock bombing. The Allies easily captured the island with few casualties after almost two months of constant aerial bombardment. From May 8 to June 11, the Allies flew 5,285 sorties and dropped 6,202 tons of bombs, losing only 14 aircrafts in the process. An estimated 1,000 tons of bombs were dropped per square mile on the island. The media hailed the operation as the first time an enemy had surrendered to an air attack. The island was occupied almost exclusively by Army Air Forces Soldiers. Attaching the 34th Station Hospital to the 12th Air Force allowed the commander of the 12th to administer the hospital without coordinating with theater headquarters. The 34th Station Hospital operated 250 beds on the island, serving Curtis P-40 Warhawk fighter plane crews, as they began flying sorties over Sicily, July 9, 1943. The occupying Army Air Forces units’ senior surgeon acted as base surgeon for the garrison. On Nov. 1, the hospital moved to Palermo, Sicily, captured by elements of Lt. Gen. George S. Patton’s 7th Army four months earlier. In August of 1944, the 34th left Sicily and transferred to Dugenta, Italy. They took up station at a prisoner of war hospital, where the staff cared for enemy POWs. The 34th continued up the spine of Italy, setting up in Caserta, and later in Rome, where it paired up with the 73rd Station Hospital, both managing 750 beds. The unit inactivated on Oct. 9, 1945, five months after Germany surrendered.


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Tips to prevent fires, stay safe while grilling By Guy Chastain Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station Fire Emergency Services

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo. — Warm weather is finally here in southern Colorado and that means an increase in outdoor activities to include barbequing. Sizzling burgers and hot dogs over a fire on the grill for a family cookout is always a favorite, but if you’re not careful this year’s summer time kick-off barbeque might be remembered for all the wrong reasons! To keep you and your family safe while grilling, the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station Fire Prevention office recommends following these general guidelines provided by the National Fire Protection Association:

General grilling tips

• Propane and charcoal barbecue grills should only be used outdoors. • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhang branches. At least 10 feet away is a good rule of thumb. • Keep children and pets away from the grill area. • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill. • Never leave your grill unattended.

Propane grills Before you use your grill:

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This Week’s Puzzle Answer

• Easy Commute to all military • Horses, large toys welcome • All Utilities provided

 with county maintained roads

For advertising information call 719-634-5905

Bobbi Price Team

New 3-5BR, 2-3BA, 2 car, ranch homes...

Your source for affordable military housing in the Colorado Springs area.

LAND Stagecoach Ranch on the Range – Eastern Plains - $150,000-167,000 A new upscale equestrian subdivision. 20 covenant protected 35 acre ranch parcels/lots just developed & ready for horses & for you to build your dream home. Located off Peyton Hwy just north of Highway 94 with gorgeous sweeping mountain, range, & Pikes Peak views. Elegant stone entrance. Easements for trails. Classy white vinyl fencing borders every lot. Nothing like it. MLS# 7361545

1931 S. Cedar Street – Stratton Meadows - $179,900 Affordable starter home. Cute little 760 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 1-level rancher. Totally fenced yard with a lot of off-street parking. New stucco. New exterior trim paint & total interior paint. Newer upscale carpeting. Updated kitchen with new gas range & refrigerator. Updated bath. Lots of light & sunshine. MLS# 9244648

231 S. Wiggins Drive – Pueblo West - $234,900 Brand new home under construction in Pueblo West. Take an easy 40 minute drive South to Pueblo West & save thousands on a new home. 1366 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1-level rancher on 0.36 acre lot ready in July. Slab granite counters. 2x6 exterior walls. Stucco siding. Central air. Nice open great room floor plan. We can also start from scratch on multiple other lots too. Call for details. MLS# 3500529


14655 Irwin Drive Park Ridge • $44,000

5655 Founders Place Crystal Park • $85,000

19751 Good Life View Eastern Plains • $156,000

14385 Park Canyon Road Park Ridge • $45,000

545 Sunrise Peak Drive Crystal Park • $85,000

18386 Prairie Coach View Eastern Plains • $157,500

1650 Aldrin Place Park Ridge • $45,000

Forest Road Manitou Springs • $95,000

18605 Prairie Coach View Eastern Plains • $159,000

Steep Road Crystal Park • $105,000

17946 Prairie Coach View Eastern Plains • $159,000







1680 Aldrin Place Park Ridge • $45,000 Land

1710 Aldrin Place Park Ridge • $45,000 Land

0 Upper Sun Valley Road Crystal Park • $50,000


4571 Gray Fox Heights Chateau at Antelope Ridge • $114,900 Under Contract

2450 Palmer Park Boulevard #107 Heritage Park • $120,000


14705 Irwin Drive Park Ridge • $55,000 Land

1655 Aldrin Place Park Ridge • $65,000 Land

1715 Aldrin Place Park Ridge • $65,000

A Great Place to Call Home


1740 Aldrin Place Park Ridge • $65,000 Land/Under Contract

5195 Crystal Park Road Crystal Park • $70,000 Land

6055 Big Horn Road Crystal Park • $70,000

You have choices, and we have your community! Tierra Vista at Peterson and Schriever Air Force Base, are a great place to call home.


Apply today


454 Palmer Trail Crystal Park • $145,000


18385 Prairie Coach View Eastern Plains • $163,000 Land

1563 Monterey Road #F Spring Creek • $179,900 Condo/Under Contract

18310 Good Life View Eastern Plains • $150,000

928 S. Harmony Drive Pueblo West • $234,900

18070 Good Life View Eastern Plains • $151,500

1825 N. Keymar Drive Pueblo West • $234,900

Land Land Land

18791 Good Life View Eastern Plains • $153,000 Land

19031 Good Life View Eastern Plains • $153,000 Land

18071 Good Life View Eastern Plains • $156,000 Land

6860 Eagle Mountain Road Crystal Park • $78,000

19270 Good Life View Eastern Plains • $156,000

0000 Waterfall Loop Crystal Park • $83,900

19271 Good Life View Eastern Plains • $156,000

Land Land



422 Highlands Drive Canon City • $149,900

19030 Good Life View Eastern Plains • $156,000



1931 S. Cedar Street Stratton Meadows • $179,900 5689 Tomiche Drive Ridgewood • $215,000


1352 Sun Valley Lane Crystal Park • $78,000


We proudly serve active duty military, federal civil service, National Guard/Reservist, *DoD contractors and retired military.

Condo/55+ Community



Under Contract

New Construction

New Construction/Under Contract

231 S. Wiggins Drive Pueblo West • $234,900 New Construction

6407 Bluffmont Point Century Communities • $265,000 Townhouse/Under Contract

2414 Sturgis Road Highland View • $335,000 Under Contract

7854 Pinfeather Drive Mesa Ridge • $364,900 New Construction

9706 Fleece Flower Way Meridian Ranch • $370,000 3220 Leslie Drive Country Club • $499,900 Under Contract

Stagecoach Ranch on the Range $150,000-$167,000 Twenty 35 acre ranch parcels available priced from $150,000-$167,000 in this brand new upscale equestrian subdivision near Peyton Hwy & Hwy 94. Mountain views.

* Utility allowance based on community average. ** DoD contractor housing available at Schriever only.

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The Spot Guns offering a large variety of new firearms for $200 or less. Any gun transfer $25.00 804 E. Fillmore St. 719-465-3668 M-F 9a-6p

MISC FOR SALE Furniture For Sale!


Discover Goodwill is looking for C.N.A.s and RNs. Our home health, Skilled Care Division is looking for part-time help. Schedules are very flexible – you could work one day a week or 2 shifts a month. If you are interested in making some extra income, please call Jessica at 3819471.


Discover Goodwill is looking for individuals to help clients in their homes with homemaking and personal care. Schedules are very flexible. If you are interested in making some extra income, please call Cassandra at 381-9466.


American Legion Post 209 Jr Shooting Sports Offering 9 week gun safety/basic marksmanship course for $25 starting 09/13. All youth ages 10-18 call Ken Taylor 719-761-4047

DIVORCE Paralegal Services Military Discount 719-520-9992

Couch, love seat, coffee table and end tables. Triple dresser w/mirror and tables. Dining RM suite. Roll top desk and antique dresser. Pilates total gym and Cross country treadmill. Call for pricing, 719-641-1425.


Contract position. Full time. The Catholic Services shall perform Catholic Parish deacon services. Email Resume to Rmack@ or call Ms. Mack at 804-513-6946

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Good condition. East and Central. Owner carry 20% down. 719-550-0010.

$95,000 2-story townhouse

2br + 1.5 ba, fpl, carport, patio, exc. cond. OWC w/20% down. 719-550-0010.

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2003 Chassey, 2004 Coach, newly remod., BIGFOOT 24’, less 12K mi, $25,000. Call 282-0478.

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POWER Reclining Sofa with Drop Down Table, Reading Lights, USB and 164AC Power Outlet $998 (1B-1450PRS) POWER Reclining Console Loveseat $930 • POWER Recliner $548 • 8’ x 10’ Area Rug $209 (163-P1284-81) 25” Table Lamp $69 (109-DL0151) • Black Wall Mirror $49 (129-B53-2739)

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Peterson Space Observer June 14, 2018  
Peterson Space Observer June 14, 2018