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Memorial service for former Peterson AFB commander - 05/27/20

A memorial service for Col. Thomas G. Falzarano, former 21st Space Wing and Peterson AFB commander, is scheduled at 10 a.m. May 27 at Peterson Air Force Base.

Falzarano passed away unexpectedly May 12 at his on-base home. The cause of death is under investigation, but initial indications are that it was due to natural causes.

The memorial service is not open to the public, but media may view through a live-stream available at https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=TN8xrdURsuE.

Falzarano, a 1994 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, took command of the 21st Space Wing in July 2019. He was 47.

Peterson AFB set to honor graduates - 05/18/20

Media are invited to the Team Pete senior recognition celebration for graduating high school and college seniors at 1 p.m. May 21.

The recognition ceremony will feature a parade down Peterson Boulevard as installation leadership, families and school administration from six different school districts recognize graduating seniors with family member working at Peterson AFB and Cheyenne Mountain AFS. About 70 seniors are slated to participate from a host of universities and area high schools.

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Wing commander death (Photo) - 05/13/20

Colonel Thomas G. Falzarano, 21st Space Wing commander, was pronounced dead at his on-base home May 12, 2020.

Falzarano was found unresponsive at the scene. The cause of death is under investigation, but initial indications are that it was due to natural causes. There are currently no indications of a positive COVID-19.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss for our Air and Space Force family,” said Gen. Jay Raymond, Chief of Space Operations. “Tom was an incredible leader, mentor and friend who will be remembered for his warm personality and dedicated service to our nation. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to his family, friends and all members of the 21st Space Wing.”

“Col. Falzarano was a fearless leader who was motivated by taking care of his family and Airmen,” said Col. Sam Johnson, 21st Space Wing vice commander. “He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, and we are providing every comfort and assistance that we can to them.”

Falzarano took command of the 21st Space Wing in July 2019. With his passing, Johnson is now commander of the 21st Space Wing.

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Peterson set to honor graduates - 05/08/20

The 21st Force Support Squadron at Peterson AFB is hosting the Team Pete senior recognition celebration for graduating high school and college seniors at 1 p.m. May 21.

The recognition ceremony will feature a golf cart parade down Peterson Boulevard. Seniors are asked to dress in their cap and gown or business casual; social distancing rules apply.

Any graduating senior with a family member working at Peterson AFB or Cheyenne Mountain AFS are invited to participate. Send the student’s name, a 300 dpi digital photo and details about their plans for the future to keting@21fss.onmicrosoft.com">marketing@21fss.onmicrosoft.com. Pictures are needed by May 15.