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05/28/15
50 SW to Change Command
Schriever Air Force Base - 05/28/15
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 50th Space Wing will hold a change-of-command ceremony here May 29 at 2 p.m.

Col. DeAnna M. Burt is scheduled to assume command of the wing from Col. William J. Liquori Jr., who is transferring to the Washington D.C. area to serve as the Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force.

Burt returns to Schriever leaving her post at Air Force Space Command as Director of the Commander's Action Group. Burt was previously assigned to the installation as the 2nd Space Operations Squadron commander. Additionally, she has commanded at the flight and group levels.

As commander of the wing, Burt will be responsible for more than 4,200 military, Department of Defense civilians and contractor personnel serving at 14 operating locations worldwide, and operating 69 surveillance, navigation and timing, space situational awareness and communication satellites valued at more than $66 billion. The wing's Air Force Satellite Control Network supports a total of 175 satellites from multiple government agencies. Burt will also serve as the installation commander, hosting approximately 20 mission partners whose combined economic impact is approximately $1 billion.

Both commanders will be available for interviews.
05/26/15
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 05/26/15
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
* Contract Award: Refurbished Desktop and Laptop Purchase

To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The May 27 agenda is featured.
05/22/15
Cheyenne Mountain Helicopter Operations
Peterson Air Force Base - 05/22/15
Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colo. - Helicopters will conduct flight operations May 27 and/or May 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. here for flood mitigation.

Increased dust and noise levels from this project can be expected during this time period due to hovering, movement of equipment and supply drops.

The purpose of the flight operations is to transfer equipment to pre-planned drop off points on Cheyenne Mountain to build a rock slide fence to mitigate against future flooding.

Cheyenne Mountain AFS Fire & Emergency Services will be on standby and emergency response actions are in place.

Flight operation dates may shift based on weather conditions.
05/20/15
Thunderbirds to fly Amelia Earhart
Peterson Air Force Base - 05/20/15
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will fly Denver's Amelia Rose Earhart in one of the team's supersonic F-16 fighter aircraft May 25 as part of the graduation week activities at the Air Force Academy.

Amelia Rose Earhart, a former traffic and weather reporter at 9News Denver, became the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft when she completed her global circumnavigation flight in July 2014. She is now the president of the Fly with Amelia Foundation, whose mission is to inspire young women to take to the skies by providing aviation opportunities and scholarship funding for flight training to young women.

Earhart was named one of the Top Ten Young Americans in 2014 by the Jaycees.

The Thunderbirds perform demonstrations for people around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of the Air Force's airmen. The aerial team is slated to perform following the Air Force Academy 2015 Graduation Thursday, May 28.

Media is invited for plane-side interviews with the Thunderbirds and to follow Earhart throughout her Thunderbirds training, including egress training, equipment fitting and aerospace physiology preparation. She will be available for interviews after the flight. Young women from the Fly with Amelia Foundation as well as an Academy cadet in the powered flight program will also be available for interviews.

For more information about the Thunderbirds, visit www.afthunderbirds.com. For more information about the Fly with Amelia Foundation, visit www.flywithamelia.org. For information about the Academy's graduation, go to www.usafa.edu/superintendent/graduation/.
05/15/15
Media Alert: District 11's Career and Technical Education Career Pathways Ceremony
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 05/15/15
On Monday, May 18, 6-8 p.m., Colorado Springs School District 11's Career and Technical Education Career Pathways Program will hold its first ceremony at the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus, 2115 Afton Way, and the media is invited to attend this event. In this first year, Career Pathways students have earned over 50 industry certifications, 313 college credits, and garnered over $50,000 in college scholarships!
05/14/15
CMAFS helicopter operations
Peterson Air Force Base - 05/14/15
Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colo. - Helicopters will conduct flight operations May 20 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. here for flood mitigation.

Increased dust and noise levels from this project can be expected during this time period due to hovering, movement of equipment and supply drops.

The purpose of the flight operations is to transfer equipment to pre-planned drop off points on Cheyenne Mountain to build a rock slide fence to mitigate against future flooding.

Cheyenne Mountain AFS Fire & Emergency Services will be on standby and emergency response actions are in place.

Flight operation dates may shift based on weather conditions.
05/13/15
Cheyenne Mountain AFS Hosts Fallen Officer Motorcycle Ride
Peterson Air Force Base - 05/13/15
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Cheyenne Mountain AFS plays host for the fallen officer motorcycle ride May 22 in honor of peace officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The ride begins on CMAFS at 9:00 a.m., winds its way through Fort Carson, Shriever AFB, Peterson AFB, US Air Force Academy and ends at CMAFS for a bar-b-que lunch.

The ride is open to DoD card holders and law enforcement credentialed individuals only. Pre-registration is required by May 15 in order for riders to participate. Cost is $15 for one rider and $25 for two-up. Please call 719-474-2314 to register.

The fee covers the cost of lunch and commemorative pin.
05/11/15
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 05/11/15
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
* Resolution 2015-38: Approval of Agreement between the Board of Education and Education Support Professionals
* Resolution 2015-39: Approval of Agreement between the Board of Education and Executive Professionals
* Resolution 2015-40: Approval of Agreement between the Board of Education and Colorado Springs Education Association (CSEA)

To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The May 13 agenda is featured.
Doherty Automotive Students Headed to National Competition
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 05/11/15
Colorado Springs School District 11 is proud to announce that Doherty High School Automotive students Tyler Crist and Robert Espitia-Sanchez won the State title in the hands-on portion of the 2015 Ford/AAA Students Auto Skills Competition, and they will now represent the state of Colorado at the National Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition in Dearborn, MI, June 7-10.

Tyler and Robert are first year automotive students. So far, they have both earned over $60,000 in education scholarships and some tools for their career.
05/08/15
Armed Forces Day run at Peterson cancelled
Peterson Air Force Base - 05/08/15
The 2015 Armed Forces Day community run scheduled May 9 at Peterson AFB, has been cancelled due to increased force protection measures. As a matter of policy, we do not discuss specific security measures; however, Peterson AFB is committed to the safety and security of all personnel.

The America's Kids run will be rescheduled with a date yet to be determined.

The 21st Force Support Squadron is assisting all runners affected by the cancellation. Registered runners may call 719-556-2767 or go to www.21fss.com for information regarding the cancellation.
05/07/15
Media Alert: Wilson's Third Annual Family Fun Run
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 05/07/15
Wilson Elementary School, 1409 DeReamer Circle, is holding its third Annual "Wildcats on the Move" family fun run and the media is invited to attend. This event will be held on Saturday, May 9, at 9 a.m.; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. This event is held to promote community involvement within the neighborhood and healthy lifestyles for everyone involved. The cost is $7 per person. All proceeds are donated to the Care and Share Food Bank. If you have questions about this event, please contact Lou Jauriqui at 328-7837.