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Media Invited to Attend Warrior CARE Event May 20 - 05/16/22

WHAT: The U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2), administered by the Air Force’s Personnel Center, in coordination with Col. Zachary S. Warakomski, Commander, Peterson-Schriever Garrison, will host a Warrior CARE event at Peterson and Schriever Space Force Bases, May 16-20. 

WHO: Wounded, ill and injured service members, and their caregivers, from across the country will be introduced to the full spectrum of support programs offered by AFW2. Recovering service members will attend Adaptive Sports training and competitions including archery, cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, and more. Caregivers and other Warriors will have the opportunity to learn new resiliency skills through music, photography, improv, journaling and more. There will also be a closing ceremony at the end of the week. 

WHEN/WHERE: Adaptive Sports competitions will be held May 20 beginning at noon with the closing ceremony at 4:30 p.m. All sporting competitions will take place at the fitness center on Peterson Space Force Base.

WHY: These CARE events provide seriously wounded, ill and injured recovering service members, and their caregivers focused and personalized service through caregiver support training, adaptive and rehabilitative sports events, recovering Airman Mentorship training and employment and career readiness classes along with music, art and comedy programs. 

Incident at New Boston Space Force Station - 05/14/22

NEW BOSTON SPACE FORCE STATION, New Hampshire – There was a physical security incident at New Boston Space Force Station, NH on the evening of May 13, 2022. The incident involved an unaffiliated civilian, contracted security personnel, and local police at the SFS gate. No NBSFS military members have been injured.

New Hampshire state police and the Hampshire Attorney General’s office are actively investigating the incident. 

New Boston SFS is home to 23d Space Operations Squadron and its mission is to serve as one of the Space Force’s Satellite Control Network transmit and receive locations.

“At this time we have no further information, but will provide more details as they become available,” said Lt Col David Zesinger, 23rd SOS commander. “As always, we are thankful to our partners in the New Boston and New Hampshire community for their continued dedication to keeping our community safe.”

Peterson-Schriever police mark National Police Week - 05/12/22

Security forces Airmen from Peterson and Schriever’s security forces squadrons will mark National Police Week with a shooting competition at 9 a.m. May 17 at Schriever Space Force Base.

“The week is to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement who have been killed in the line of duty,” said Tech. Sgt. Ricky Miller, one of the event organizers, “as well as to build camaraderie and raise funds for the Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation.”

Other activities during the week include a ruck march, golf tournament, fun run and more.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which that date falls as National Police Week.