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Chapman honored with aircraft dedication By Staff Sgt. Victor J. Caputo | 1ST SPECIAL OPERATIONS WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — The name John Chapman is already well known in the Air Force community, and will now fly across the globe on the side of an iconic aircraft. The Air Force dedicated a Boeing C-32 Master Sgt. John Chapman, during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Oct. 26. Chapman was a special tactics combat controller who was posthumously presented the Medal of Honor in August. “Our nation continues to be the land of the free because of brave men like John Chapman," Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said. “The dedication of this aircraft is just one way we continue to honor John’s legacy.” The aircraft dedication came during a multi-day celebration of Chapman’s life and legacy at Hurlburt Field. Several members of the Chapman family were in attendance, including his widow, Valerie Nessel, and his mother, Terry Chapman. "It was an honor to be here with the Chapman family, to be part of this special tribute to John and his heroic sacrifice for our Nation," said Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein. "The naming of this aircraft will serve to remind those traveling on board 'Chappy'

of the caliber of people who have served as Airmen." The C-32 is used to provide safe, comfortable and reliable transportation for our nation’s leaders to locations around the world. It is often referred to by the distinctive call sign “Air Force Two” when the vice president, one of the aircraft’s primary customers, is on board. It is also used by the first lady and members of the presidential Cabinet and Congress. Chapman’s selfless actions during the Battle of Takur Ghar in Afghanistan in 2002 originally earned him an Air Force Cross medal. A recent review of Air Force Cross and Silver Star medals led to Chapman becoming the first Airman since the Vietnam War, and the first special tactics Airman ever, to be awarded the Medal of Honor. During the celebration of Chapman’s life, his family toured the base and learned first-hand about the impact Chapman has made on the Air Force. In addition to the aircraft dedication, the 24th Special Operations Wing headquarters building, the home of the Air Force’s only Special Tactics wing, was renamed after Chapman.

(U.S. Air force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Conroy)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — The family of Master Sgt. John Chapman, leaders from Air Force Special Operations Command and Hurlburt Field, and aircrew of a C-32 assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing pose for a photo following an aircraft dedication ceremony on Oct. 26, 2018, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The C-32 was dedicated to Chapman, a special tactics combat controller, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Takur Ghar in March 2002, while deployed to Afghanistan. The ceremony was part of a three-day event celebrating Chapman and his achievements.

Condor Crest: 21st Space Wing conducts numerous exercises Robb Lingley | 21ST SPACE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The 21st Space Wing held its annual Condor Crest preparedness exercise at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Oct. 29, Nov. 1, 2018. There were simulated active shooters at Peterson AFB and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, a car ramming the north gate with an artificial explosive device, and a suspicious package at the CMAFS post office. "The exercise went very well," said Col. Todd Moore, 21st SW commander. "Due to the Inspector General office and planning team's detailed planning, the wing was pushed to work through stress(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emily Kenney) ful scenarios." Active shooters started off the first day of PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Staff Sgt. Vaughn Rivard, 21st Security Forces Squadron patrolman, responds to a simulated active shooter at the gym on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Oct. 30, 2018. The active shooter scenario the exercise. Building 101 at CMAFS, the was part of Condor Crest, a bi-annual week-long exercise designed to test emergency responders’ response to Peterson Fitness and Sports Center, and 21st unplanned crisis events. SW headquarters were in play with Moore

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being one of the victims. "Multiple attacks were presented the first day to induce a new level of stress," said Moore. "Dealing with one problem can be relatively straightforward but dealing with multiple issues in sequence demands much more. I believe this pushed the wing and provided us new insight on procedures that we can improve upon. " On the second day of Condor Crest a suspicious mail item was discovered at the CMAFS post office. The 21st SW Medical Group bioenvironmental engineering specialists arrived on scene and determined that a powdery substance was actually powdered sugar. The final event of the week was a simulated car See Condor Crest page 4

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The holiday season…a time to reflect, relax, and recharge!

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — With Halloween past us, my attention now turns to the upcoming holiday season. It can be a stressful season with decorating, cooking, hosting the influx of house guests, and the pressure to find the perfect gifts for all our loved ones. Despite all this, it is still my favorite time of year! I look forward to seeing family and friends, seeing the joy on my children’s faces as we enjoy our family traditions, and the break from our normal routine and obligations. However, amidst all the festivities it is easy to forget to actually rest! Be present and mindful in your choices this holiday season and try a few of my favorite ways to relax and re-charge. JUST SAY NO…TO WORK Resist the urge to check email, drop in the office “really quickly”or get ahead on waiting work between scheduled activities. Just enjoy this well-deserved time away from the office. Preparing before you leave the office for vacation is critical: prioritize work and avoid leaving important tasks to the day before your vacation, look ahead for when you return in order to anticipate and prepare in advance, delegate important tasks that need to be accomplished during your absence, and establish rules of engagement with coworkers while you are away. Depending upon your job and responsibilities this may be easier for some; if you absolutely must attend to work during vacation, set some limits for yourself. SLOW DOWN We do not always need to be busy, busy, busy. Make a conscious decision to not overschedule your days with endless to-do lists. Kids and adults both need time to unwind, appreciate the meaningful things in life, and enjoy the day without racing from one moment to the next. For the parents reading this, don’t stress about finding

the perfect activities to keep the kids entertained during school break; it’s okay for our kids to be bored…boredom helps stimulate creativity. SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY Speaking of meaningful things in life…make the important people in your life a priority. The holidays are a great time to reconnect with friends and family. If you can’t be physically with them, take the time to send a handwritten letter that lets loved ones know you are thinking of them. If you are lucky enough to spend time with a loved one, make the time count- put the phone away, make eye-contact, and be present. SHOW GRATITUDE I love this quote by William Arthur Ward, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” Showing gratitude is a simple practice that has tremendous social and psychological benefits. While this practice is often easier with the ones we love, don’t forget, this holiday season, to show gratitude to those that challenge you. A few simple ways to show gratitude include: actively listening to others, giving genuine compliments, being thoughtful with your words and actions, showing patience with those that drive you crazy, and performing small acts of kindness. EXERCISE The holidays typically bring extra eating that leaves us feeling sluggish…both physically and mentally. Physical experiences are intimately linked to our emotional state; exercise is a great way to energize the brain. So pass on the extra cup of coffee, get off the couch, and move your body. Just 10 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise is all you need to re-charge your brain. GET OUTSIDE IN THE FRESH AIR Substitute screen

time for outdoor time. Spending time in nature has amazing physical and mental benefits—personally I find nothing to be more energizing than breathing in the crisp cool air and soaking in the sunshine. Living in Colorado makes it so simple…take advantage of the abundance of hiking trails, parks, and outdoor activities at our fingertips. REST For those that are introverted like me, the demands of social gatherings can be absolutely exhausting. I need to prepare, and recover, by having “quiet time.” For me, this may be binge watching my new favorite Netflix show, sitting quietly in front of the fireplace reading a book or magazine, listening to my favorite music, or even taking a mid-day nap. As a working parent/wife, there is little time for these “luxuries” the rest of the year so I am intentional in carving out some time to treat myself! INTENTIONAL REFLECTION In this day and age it is so easy to take for granted all the good things in your life. Take time to reflect on the meaningful events of the past year, the important relationships, and your personal accomplishments. It is so important to appreciate all that you have before you. As you prepare to return to work, reflect on your “why”… your clear sense of purpose that drives and inspires you both at work and home. Our most valuable assets are the people in our organizations. We, as an Air Force, cannot reach our full potential without each of you being at 100 percent. So I challenge you to find time during the holiday season to find the activities that energize you; give yourself permission to enjoy the time away from the daily grind. You, your family, and the Air Force will be better for the effort!

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BASE BRIEFS CUPCAKE DECORATING

Please bring your children and come enjoy cupcake decorating and learn great ways to “fall” into fun as a family! The class is Friday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. in the Health Promotion Classroom, 2nd floor of Fitness Center, Room 208. Children 5 years and older, must be accompanied by parent registration; Laura Moore; 719-556-5787 or laura.m.moore8.ctr@mail.mil.

SAFE SUPPLEMENT USE

Please join Peterson Health Promotions and Tammy Hanson, United States Anti-Doping Agency education manager, Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 3 — 4 p.m. at the Base Chapel Annex 2, as we discuss safe supplement use from an athletic and performance standpoint. If you have ever used supplements or are curious about supplement safety or how they can affect your performance, this is for you! USADA is the National Anti-Doping Organization for the US Olympic and Paralympic athletes. USADA is dedicated to the advancement of clean sport through scientific research and education & outreach initiatives focused on awareness and prevention. If interested, please contact Laura Moore at 719-556-5787 or laura.m.moore8.ctr@mail.mil

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

The 1st Annual “Strike-Out” Domestic Violence Bowling Event is Nov. 3 at the bowling alley from 10 – noon or 1 – 3 p.m. The cost: $5.00/person for two hours of bowling shoes included. Four man teams. Units can call 719-556-8943 to sign up.

FLU SHOTS

Get your flu shot! Flu vaccinations are now available for all DoD beneficiaries 6 months of age and older at the Peterson & Schriever AFB Immunizations Clinic from 7:30 a.m. — noon and 1 — 4 p.m. Monday — Friday.

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The iconic Cadet Chapel at USAFA will close for at least four years beginning Jan. 1, 2019, to begin necessary renovations and repairs. The Chapel will be open through the upcoming holiday season. Visitor hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information about the Chapel, visit https://www.usafa. edu/academics/facilities/cadet-chapel/ or call 719-333-4515.

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The museum will start winter hours effective Nov. 5, 2018 – Mar. 4, 2019. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Saturdays are open for pre-scheduled tours, events and ceremonies only. All currently scheduled tours or military ceremonies that start before 10 a.m. will be honored with their scheduled start times.

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crashing through the north gate and hitting a barrier on Peterson Rd. 21st Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters rescued a woman from the car and the Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit removed a bomb. Moore said that during previous exercises he stays in a room with the Crisis Action Team and was unable to go out and observe the various events. "The Inspector General and I wanted me out of the game," said Moore. "After operating in the CAT for several exercises, where you only have a phone, a binder, and a computer you really lose a sense of what's happening on scene. It was good for me to go out and see the incident commander, the Emergency Operations Center, the first responders, and see how we would manage in triage helping the injured and wounded." Moore said he got to witness the great work that the Airmen do and now he understands that they’re working hard and moving as fast as they can while taking on complex situations. Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Simmons, 21st SW command chief, observed his first

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Condor Crest exercise. “What I saw during the exercise was exceptionalism in our Airmen” said Simmons. “I had the opportunity to have my perspective broadened by the different talents in the 21st SW. You often get stove-piped into the specialties that you grew up in and understanding that but not knowing what's going on around you.; Simmons also had the opportunity to observe Airmen doing their jobs extremely well. "I think our Airmen responded admirably to the training that they received” said Simmons. “I am proud of them. We’re not perfect and we have a lot to learn, but Condor Crest helped us get a step further." "I want to extend my thanks to everyone who planned and observed the exercise," said Moore. "Thanks to your hard work and diligence, the wing is better. To all the members who participated in the exercise, captured lessons learned, and developed new was for us to train, I also want to thank you. I am extremely proud of the work you all have done and for truly demonstrating what it means to be strong and prepared."

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Cadets earn bronze medal at genetic research competition in Boston By Ray Bowden | U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY PUBLIC AFFAIRS

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Cadets took the bronze medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition in Boston, Oct. 24-28. The Air Force Academy cadets took thirdplace with a research project with potential to curb fungal infections often found in bullet or shrapnel wounds and other traumatic injuries. “Our purpose was to try and understand why yeast becomes infectious in the human body, not only because of infections, but because Americans are dying from secondary infections when returning injured from the Middle East, said Cadet 1st Class Annmarie Flatten, one of several cadet researchers who worked on the project. Flatten said it felt great to win the bronze. “This was our goal from the beginning,” she said. “A lot of teams, especially first-year [research] teams, struggle to even make that benchmark. “ Flatten, Cadets 1st Class Tamera Cardenas, Annamarie Flatten, Mark Muller and Heather Zimmie, with Cadets 2nd Class Erica Lee, Amanda Madrid and Anna Mendenhall, worked with Dr. Katherine Bates, a biology professor at the Academy, and Capt. Michael Barnhart, a biology instructor at the Academy, for 10 months. Their project is called “Ops Normal: A novel protein sequestration sequence to prevent a phenotypic switch in Candida albicans.” “Our team combined genes together because at each end, the piece has a sequence that was complimentary to only the one other sequence we wanted,” Flatten said. “It's more like zipping a zipper or pieces of a puzzle fitting together."

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — A team from the U.S. Air Force Academy took the bronze medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition in Boston, Oct. 24-28, 2018. Bates said the cadets developed a genetic “sensor” to detect and control Candida albicans, “the causative agent of many traumatic-wound secondary infections.” “These infections are very hard to treat and don’t respond to antibiotics,” she said.

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Fort Collins and Carrol High School in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first time Academy cadets competed at the event in Boston. More than 350 teams competed, Bates said.

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U.S. Strategic Command Conducts Exercise Global Thunder

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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) today commenced Global Thunder 2019, an annual command and control exercise that provides training opportunities that assess all USSTRATCOM mission areas and joint and field training operational readiness, with a specific focus on nuclear readiness. USSTRATCOM conducts global operations in coordination with other combatant commands, services, appropriate U.S. government agencies, and allies to deter, detect and, if necessary, defeat strategic attacks against the United States and its allies. For Global Thunder 2019, the headquarters staff, USSTRATCOM components and subordinate units are participating in this exercise to test readiness and ensure a safe, secure, ready and reliable strategic deterrent force. “The nuclear triad is the backbone of strategic deterrence,” said Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of USSTRATCOM. “Exercises like these integrate our unique capabilities across the joint force, in order to deter strategic threats and defend the nation. Our forces must be ready and prepared to execute orders globally wherever and whenever needed.” Global Thunder, a globally integrated exercise, also involves allied personnel from a variety of nations, including permanently assigned foreign liaison officers to USSTRATCOM from Australia, Canada, Denmark, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom. Allied personnel integrate into senior leadership teams and work across a broad spectrum of areas, offering legal, public affairs and policy support; as well as, targeting and information operations insight. "Deterrence in the 21st century has to be a global approach, and it must involve our allies and partners," said Hyten. "Which is why Global Thunder is a multinational exercise that operates on a global scale.” Large-scale exercises, like Global Thunder, involve extensive planning and coordination to provide unique training for assigned units and our allies. USSTRATCOM has global responsibilities assigned through the Unified Command Plan that include strategic deterrence, nuclear operations, space operations, joint electromagnetic spectrum operations, global strike, missile defense, and analysis and targeting. For more information, contact the USSTRATCOM Public Affairs Office at 402-294-4130 or USSTRATCOMPA@mail.mil or visit www.stratcom.mil.

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Air Force announces return of units to CTU PATRIOT Tyndall AFB SCHOLARSHIP BY SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Colorado Technical University is committed to supporting the educational needs of U.S. armed services members, veterans and their families. As part of this commitment, we annually award 50 full-tuition scholarships to those whose lives have been altered due to injury while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. To date, we have awarded 550 scholarships totaling $10.5 million since 2008.

This Veterans Day, we honor all those who serve, and with great appreciation for their service and sacrifice, we announce the 2019 recipients of the CTU Patriot Scholarship: DEA ARMSTRONG CO

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Airman 1st Class David Ho, 21st Comptroller Squadron budget analyst, and Airman 1st Class Thomas Stirrat, 21st CPTS financial operations technician, prepare the 21st Space Wing Veterans Day Parade float at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 2, 2018. 21st SW Airmen designed the float to educate the Colorado Springs community on the 21st SW mission and capabilities.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Senior Airman Levi Dickinson, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment craftsman, assembles the 21st Space Wing Veterans Day float at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 2, 2018. The float debuted in the Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade and gave Airmen an opportunity to show the 21st SW mission and capabilities to the local community.

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By Staff Sgt. Zachary Sheely | U.S. ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — The Soldiers of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade are the ground-based midcourse missile defense experts and have provided the nation’s safeguard from intercontinental ballistic missile attack since 2003. But the unit was born of modest beginnings. For many years, the United States recognized the need for a dynamic ballistic missile defense system. However, the idea of intercepting an enemy warhead in space – a practice many have described as hitting a bullet with a bullet – pre-dated the technology by decades. Following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the George W. Bush Administration withdrew the United States from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. Later in 2002, the White House issued National Security Presidential Directive 23, ordering the deployment of an initial limited homeland defense capability by 2004. President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative vision was realized and the concept of a defense system to defeat enemy missiles outside of the earth’s atmosphere became a reality. On Oct. 16, 2003, the Department of Defense activated the 100th Missile Defense Brigade, then known as the Colorado Army National Guard Missile Defense Brigade, under the flag of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/ Army Forces Strategic Command. "It began as a collection of people who really didn’t know much about missile defense," said Brig. Gen. Gregory Bowen, deputy director, Global Operations (DJ3), Global Operations Directorate, United States Strategic Command and former brigade commander. "We were brought in from a number of different places and formed into a unit that became the 100th Brigade." Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Hamilton has served in many roles with the 100th Missile Defense Brigade, including as the brigade’s command sergeant major from 2010 to 2014, and said the unit’s early days were exciting. "There was so much mystery, so much unknown about this thing that people called GMD,” said Hamilton, who now serves as the Colorado Army National Guard command sergeant major. “Nobody knew what it was. Everybody had their visions of the movie "War Games,"

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — 100th Missile Defense Brigade Soldiers operate in the Misssile Defense Element at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. or "Star Wars," or something like that.” Although the brigade was activated, it took several months to become operational. Fort Greely, located in the heart of the Alaska Interior, was selected as the tactical site for the GMD system. Soldiers were needed to operate the system and guard the Missile Defense Complex there and so the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard stood up in January 2004.

Bowen said that much has changed at Fort Greely since then. "Fort Greely was an interesting place to begin with as it had been closed due to Base Realignment and Closure," said Bowen, who served as the original commander of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion, 2003-2006 and later as the See None Shall Pass page 17

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and replaces the cancerous bladder with a new bladder made of small intestine. He has performed a total of eight laparoscopic surgeries using the FlexDex with excellent results, and hopes that his experience will inspire other Air Force medical treatment facilities to adopt the technology. “There are countless opportunities to use FlexDex technology,” said Knight. “After discussing the device with an urologist at Travis Air Force Base, he went through similar training and performed a laparoscopic pyeloplasty using the FlexDex with similar success.” The successful implementation of new technologies like this is just one example of innovation the 48th MDG have employed to ensure their Airmen are able to provide their patients with the highest level of care and maintain readiness. DISCLAIMER: The mention of a specific product or device in this article does not constitute U.S. Air Force endorsement.

R OYA L AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — A urologist assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing Medical Group at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, has found a way to save the U.S. Air Force millions of dollars in operating room costs using surgeon-powered robotics. Major Richard Knight, diplomate of the American Board of Urology and chief of surgery at the 48th MDG, uses FlexDex surgical technology to conduct various operations, to include laparoscopic radical prostatectomy surgery, a minimally invasive procedure used to remove a patient’s cancerous prostate. “The benefit of laparoscopic surgery is mainly decreased blood loss and shorter convalescent times,” said Knight. “The instrument reduces risk by allowing more agile and versatile intracorporeal suture placement.” The FlexDex surgical platform precisely transforms the surgeon’s hand, wrist, and arm movements outside the patient into conforming actions of an end-effector inside the patient’s body. A single instrument averages around $500, a fraction of the cost of robotic surgical systems which average $2-million dollars. “The device follows the direction of the surgeon's wrist, similar to a robotic instrument. This allows complex suturing inside the body while maintaining small incisions,” said Knight. Knight met with the inventor of the FlexDex at Johns Hopkins University in July 2017 after seeing the product on a social media networking service for U.S. clinicians. He spent several hours training with the device learning tips and tricks from the FlexDex team, and then used the subsequent months afterward to practice with the instrument using a laparoscopic model he created to enhance his proficiency. “My previous experience with both advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery created a perfect background for blending these skills into mastering the FlexDex,” Knight said. Knight’s most complex case using the FlexDex came in 2017, when he performed a radical cystoprostatectomy with intracorporeal ileal neobladder, a procedure that removes the patient’s cancerous bladder, prostate and any remaining cancerous tissue in the pelvis

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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — U.S. Air Force Major Richard Knight, Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, Chief of Surgery at the 48th Medical Group, makes the final sutures on a patient during a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy surgery using FlexDex technology at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England Oct. 18, 2018. Knight hopes that the results of his cases inspire other Air Force medical treatment facilities to adopt the technology for future surgical operations.

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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — U.S. Air Force Major Richard Knight (center), Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, Chief of Surgery at the 48th Medical Group, performs a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy surgery using FlexDex technology at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England Oct. 18, 2018. A single instrument averages around $500, a fraction of the cost of robotic surgical systems which average at $2-million dollars.

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"The brigade is ever-evolving," Yowell said. "Unlike when you have a normal weapons system that takes months and years to develop and test and prototype and finally field, we were fielding and updating software and equipment on a constant basis in concert with our partners with the Missile Defense Agency." The system and materiel in place today are the products of countless hours of research, development and evaluation. William Spriggs, a ground-based midcourse defense instructor with the USASMDC/ARSTRAT Future Warfare Center, said this includes several missile flight tests, which have demonstrated increasing success. "This is a very complicated weapons system, one of the most complicated things we’ve ever done as a nation is missile defense," Spriggs said. "You expect some failures. That’s how science works. You fail, you fix it and you make it better." On May 30, 2017, the Soldiers of a 100th Missile Defense crew showcased the capabilities of the system, launching an interceptor from Vandenberg that collided with and destroyed its target – launched from the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific, nearly 5,000 miles away – in space. Flight Test Ground-based Interceptor 15, or simply FTG-15, was the first successful exo-atmospheric intercept of an intercontinental ballistic missile-class target in human history. The current 100th Missile Defense Brigade commander, Col. Kevin Kick, said that the success of FTG-15 proved that the system works against the threat it was intended to fight. That threat was on display throughout 2017 as North Korea conducted another underground nuclear test and launched a number of long-range missile tests that were deemed capable of hitting the United States mainland.

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commander of the 100th Missile Defense Briade, 2009-2012. "They brought it out of BRAC for missile defense. When I arrived in the spring of 2003, what is now the Missile Defense Complex was just a huge construction site. Fort Greely, the garrison itself, was nothing like it is today." As Fort Greely was restored and rebuilt, ground-based interceptors – the bullets of the GMD system – were emplaced there. By the summer of 2006, the system was armed and ready. The timing was apt, as North Korea launched a series of test missiles in July of 2006. One such missile, the Taepodong-2, featured an estimated range of nearly 6,000 miles. Although it failed shortly after launch, that test and a North Korean underground nuclear test that October, set the tone for brigade operations for years to come. "The training got more rigorous," Hamilton said. "There was a lot that wasn’t known about the system or the program as we first came in. So a lot of us, both on the instructor side, on the evaluator side and the operators themselves, were all learning together as we went through some of these things." Twenty-four/seven/365 operations became the norm for the entire brigade, according to retired Col. Michael Yowell, who served as the second brigade commander, 2006-2009. As the unit matured and the Soldiers refined their tactics, techniques and procedures, the system was continuously developing and becoming more advanced. This included adding a small detachment of Soldiers and additional ground-based interceptors at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

The term “ICBM” became globally recognized. Hamilton said that during this time of heightened tension he wanted to be back alongside the Soldiers of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade. "This is where you want to be when something like that is going on in the world,” Hamilton said. “But knowing the Soldiers and leadership team that we have in the 100th, I had absolute confidence we’ll be able to deal with whatever challenge came our way.” The 100th Missile Defense Brigade is perhaps the most unique unit in the United States military because it is the only missile defense brigade in the Department of Defense and because it mainly comprises National Guard Soldiers, who are deployed in place and fighting an enemy threat from abroad. Spriggs – who was a member of the first crew to operate the GMD system – said when he looks at his National Guard retirement statue at home, it makes him think of the 100th Missile Defense

Brigade’s Soldiers and mission. "It’s the Minuteman with a plow and a musket,” said Spriggs. “I kind of look at GMD the same way. We’re guarding the homeland. The threat has obviously changed since 1636, but the mission is still the same. We’re just a bunch of folks with regular, normal lives that come in every day and stand watch, and I think it’s appropriate that the National Guard does that, because we are defending the homeland." The Soldiers of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade have helped revolutionize homeland missile defense for the last 15 years. Whatever the future may hold, Hamilton said the 100th Missile Defense Brigade will be ready. "Is it the likely course of action where we have to launch an interceptor? Probably not," Hamilton said. "But on America’s worst day where something goes wrong in the world, and America is threatened, we’ve got to be ready. Adversaries only have to get it right one time to create something catastrophic. We have to get it right every single time."

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TRANSITION SPOTLIGHT Air Force Veteran Kerry Warren We recently interviewed transitioning veteran Kerry Warren who brings cutting edge security leadership to his future employer. Kerry prides himself on his ability to always see the big picture and develop new approaches in support of an employer’s goals. The Air Force Veteran is working with Mt. Carmel Peer Navigators as he transitions into the regional workforce. Mt. Carmel has assisted with his résumé, LinkedIn profile, interview skills, job leads, and more. “Mt Carmel has helped grow my professional network and significantly expanded my connection to regional career opportunities,” said Kerry. “They’re not a one-class-and-done organization. They’ve provided ongoing support, invited me to meaningful networking events, and continue to assist my career search.” Kerry is highly-experienced in conducting physical, industrial and information security programs, and performing as a team leader and team member. “I’m excited for my future and excited to bring a strong and valued skillset to a new team in the Pikes Peak region.”

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Children of active-duty military parents often face a unique set of stressors which, when combined with the everyday pressures of growing up, can prove devastating. That’s why Michel Cremeans, 21st Space Wing violence prevention integrator, has pulled together a team of community leaders and local teenagers on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, to start an honest conversation about teenage suicide. “There’s a need out there,” Cremeans said. “From my role as a violence prevention integrator, I want to help provide a variety of opportunities for our community to connect so that we can strengthen those protective factors of belonging and value, and reduce the chances of anyone attempting or considering suicide as an option or the only way out of their pain.” The efforts began Sept. 12, 2018, when the Peterson AFB Community Action Team showed two documentaries by local high school students – “Surviving,” by Tea Santos, Manitou Springs High School senior, and “Under the Wire” by Madison Legg, Cheyenne Mountain High School graduate – at the Club Main Lounge. Santos was on hand to answer questions after the film, in which she chronicled her struggles with debilitating depression as part of the 2017 Youth Documentary Academy in Colorado Springs. Col. Todd Moore, 21st SW commander, attended the viewing, along with parents, some of the installation’s mental health providers, and some young Airmen. “It was an intimate discussion where people could ask questions,” Cremeans said. “We decided, ‘Let’s start a conversation about teenage suicide.’”

The conversation continued Oct. 11, 2018, with “Every Voice Matters: What I Wish You Knew,” hosted at the Tierra Vista Community Center on Peterson AFB. A panel of local teenagers presented the results of a think tank study conducted by Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention; shared personal stories; and offered adults a chance to ask them anything, in the hope it might help them better understand their own child. “These teenagers were very genuine and matter of fact, telling you what it’s like for them – whether it’s bullying or the effects of social media,” Cremeans said. “It was really insightful.” Cremeans and Carlos Wade, Peterson AFB youth sports director, are planning to host another event in January 2019 at the gym in the R.P. Lee Youth Center, 100 Selfridge St., Building 1555. “From talking to parents here, we have kids going through similar things,” Wade said. “Some kids don’t feel they can talk to their parents, or that they haven’t been given the tools to deal with conflict resolution.” The format will be similar to the last event, featuring a panel of local high school students to offer a teenage perspective on depression and suicide. “We want to try to get some of our parents to understand, you can’t fix everything,” Wade said. “Just be there. They’ll let you know how you can fix it.” Cremeans hopes January’s event will reach more parents and, in turn, create more dialogue between teenagers and adults on Peterson AFB. “This will hopefully generate more understanding, connection and possibly some healing,” she said. “If these conversations start branching out, that would be a dream.”

Nov 15: NeutralZone Bible Study, Noon-1 p.m.

Help Us Support Ours: Mt. Carmel Veterans Service provides vital career and transition assistance, behavioral health and wellness, supportive services, connection to community resources, and safe event space for veterans, military members and their families. Our non-profit has directly impacted more than 4,200 unique clients in the Pikes Peak region through more than 20,000 client visits since 2016. Your support can play an important role and have direct impact on thousands of Veterans in our community.

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Dick Marsch, a World War II veteran, celebrates his 100th birthday touring sites at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., October 29, 2018. Marsch flew the Martin Marauder B-26 from 1942 to 1945 while assigned to North Africa and Sardinia, Italy.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

A 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules from Yokota Air Base, Japan, waits to be loaded with cargo in support of Typhoon Yutu relief efforts, Oct. 28, 2018, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and Indo-Pacific Command are providing Department of Defense support to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is de-iced during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Oct. 29, 2018. Cold Scandinavian weather conditions provide a unique opportunity to test the squadron’s readiness and defense capabilities.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson) (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Master Sgt. Ronnie Martin, 134th Air Refueling Wing quality assurance, observes maintenance being conducted outside a KC-135 Stratotanker window during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Oct. 29, 2018.

Joseph, a military dependent, gazes down from the flight deck of an AC-130U during the Master Sgt. John A. Chapman Medal of Honor Celebration Oct. 27, 2018, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Hurlburt Field hosted a three-day celebration to commemorate the legacy of Chapman, a combat controller who was the 19th Airman to receive the Medal of Honor and the first Airman to be recognized with the decoration since the Vietnam War.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)

The Bulldog flight demonstration team flies in formation during the Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Oct. 28, 2018. The aircraft were personally built by their pilots.

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Last sunset of the year at Thule Air Base

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THULE AIR BASE, Greenland — Members of the 821st Air Base Group gather for the last sunset of 2018 at the Knud Rasmussen Community Center, Oct. 31st at Thule Air Base, Greenland. The sun made its final dip below the horizon at 1:40pm local time after rising above the horizon at 12:54 pm. Though there will be a few more weeks of twilight, the sun won’t rise above the horizon again until mid-February.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS The Eclectic Society of Lambent Anachronauts, a meeting of the steampunk-minded, held at various locations in Colorado Springs. Second Thursday of every month, 6 p.m. meetup.com/sfandf. Pikes Peak Music Teachers Association Program Presentation and General Meeting, a monthly meeting and presentation. See the website for specific program topics. Tues., Nov. 13, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Graner Music - Barnes, 4460 Barnes Road, 231-9272, skmarten@hotmail.com, ppmta.org. Pikes Peak Posse of the Westerners Organization, a local organization with open membership for those who love the lore and history of the American West. Meetings include a catered dinner. No meetings in July, August or December. Second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. $17. Colorado Springs Masonic Hall, 1150 Panorama Drive, 4730330, posse@dewittenterprises.com.

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CONCERTS Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, presenting the Springs Singers, the Pikes Peak Singers and Summit Ensemble. Featuring music from many traditions as well as some patriotic favorites. Sun., Nov. 11, 3-4:30 p.m. Donations accepted. First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888, fcc@firstchristiancos.org, firstchristiancos.org. Veterans Day Concert: A Salute to Veterans, showcasing big band music, show tunes and a very special tribute to veterans, past and present. Presented by the New Horizons Band of Colorado Springs. Sun., Nov. 11, 4-6 p.m. $7. Ent

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DANCE 719 Salsa Fridays, keeping the Salsa dance scene alive in Colorado Springs. Fridays, 8:30 p.m. $10. VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Drag Show, enjoy amazing queens, have a great time and see some art. Fri., Nov. 9, 8-10 p.m. and Fri., Dec. 14, 8-10 p.m. $5. The Gallery Below, 718B N. Weber St., 347/961-4789, jonbataille@ gmail.com, facebook.com/thegallerybelow. Hex Fusion Dance, an opportunity to explore and blend different styles of music and dance. No partner required. Second Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. $10. Yoga Studio Satya, 1581 York Road, kkschmidt@hexdance.com, hexdance.com.

Comedy Open Mic, an opportunity to get some stage time, sharing jokes in front of a supportive group. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Free. Playing Field Sports Bar, 3958 N. Academy Blvd., #112, 2101316, theplayingfieldsportsbar.com. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, a hysterical show that will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Fri., Nov. 9, 7:30-9 p.m. $24-$30. Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, mail@sdc-arts.org, sdc-arts.org.

Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., 2553134, uccspresents.org.

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FILM 25 Steps A Stalag Luft I Story, a film telling the amazing story of two WWII Stalag POWs that meet for the first time more than 70 years later. Sat., Nov. 10, 7-8 p.m. PPCC Centennial Theatre, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., 502-4100. Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, a festival showcasing documentary, narrative shorts and animated films that are thought-provoking and enriching, and that encourage global awareness and personal growth all shared through a female lens. Fri., Nov. 9, 6-9:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 11, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. $15-$170. Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., 226-0450, info@rmwfilmfest.org, rmwfilminstitute.org. This is Home: A Refugee Story, a film following four Syrian refugee families sent to resettle in Baltimore in 2016. Mon., Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. Free. Stargazers, 10 S. Parkside Drive, 476-2200, stargazerstheatre@gmail.com, stargazerstheatre.com.

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7039 Honeycomb Drive – Falcon Highlands - $340,000 Nearly new 1-level stucco & stone rancher. Better than new 1924 sq. ft. 1-level 3 bed, 2 bath rancher with 3-car garage. Low maintenance ¼ acre lot with 41x20 brick paver patio with fire pit, wishing well, 16x12 Tuff shed, & 13x9 covered patio. Beautifully landscaped. Open great room floor plan. 9’ ceilings. 5-piece master bath. ½ block to neighborhood park & 5 minutes to shopping & dining in Falcon Town Center. No HOA. MLS# 4142320

8470 Aspenglow Lane – Pikes Peak Mountain Estates - $799,900 One owner custom on 2.5 acres. Towering pines, privacy, & quality throughout on this gorgeous 4930 sq. ft. 4 bed, 4 bath walkout rancher hidden away in an upscale gated community only 15 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs or Woodland Park. Gourmet kitchen with huge island & butler pantry. Wonderful workshop. Sitting room or office off master suite. Professionally landscaped. Fire resistant cement & stone siding. True mountain living without the commute. MLS# 7945381

MORE GREAT LISTINGS 14655 Irwin Drive Park Ridge • $44,000 Land 14385 Park Canyon Road Park Ridge • $45,000 Land/Under Contract 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 Land 14705 Irwin Drive Park Ridge • $55,000 Land 1655 Aldrin Place Park Ridge • $65,000 Land 1715 Aldrin Place Park Ridge • $65,000 Land 1740 Aldrin Place Park Ridge • $65,000 Land 6055 Big Horn Road Crystal Park • $70,000 Land

1625 N. Murray Boulevard #241 Five Fountains • $79,900 Condo 1708 Sawyer Way #165 Five Fountains • $79,900 Condo/Under Contract 0000 Waterfall Loop Crystal Park • $83,900 Land 545 Sunrise Peak Drive Crystal Park • $85,000 Land Forest Road Manitou Springs • $95,000 Land Steep Road Crystal Park • $105,000 Land 422 Highlands Drive Canon City • $149,900 Land/Under Contract 1535 Monterey Road #230 Spring Creek • $185,000 Condo 5689 Tomiche Drive Ridgewood • $215,000 Under Contract 710 Hathaway Drive Powers • $225,000 Commercial Land

2806 Greenwood Circle Park Hill • $225,000 928 S. Harmony Drive Pueblo West • $234,900 New Construction 1825 N. Keymar Drive Pueblo West • $234,900 New Construction/Under Contract 606 Leta Drive Security • $282,000 4745 Michael Place Garden Ranch Estates • $310,000 7039 Honeycomb Drive Falcon Highlands • $340,000 1415 Oak Hills Drive Oak Hills • $425,000 Under Contract 15590 Castelgate Court Kingsowood • $609,900 18311 Good Life View Eastern Plains • $731,261 Under Contract 8470 Aspenglow Lane Cascade • $799,900 6 Las Piedras Escondidas Garden of the Gods • $1,275,000

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.

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