Innovation in EducationHarrison Dist. 2 - 07/15/14
HSD2 welcomes new teachers early with a New Staff Institute. New Teachers (newly graduated or new to D2) get a month long head start to launch them successfully into the workplace. These techniques are innovative enough that Google and Apple should take note! Join our new staff and Get on the Bus for a tour of the district on Friday morning...or call us for an interview so you can tell the public what's GREAT and innovative in public education.
Welcome ceremony to kick off Schriever WeekSchriever Air Force Base - 07/11/14
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Team Schriever will observe the 65-year lineage of the 50th Space Wing with a reveille 9 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at the base's track and field.
The ceremony is the first in a weeklong schedule of events to honor the 50th Space Wing's lineage, which dates back to the 50th Fighter Group that was originally activated in June 1949. Since then the 50th has changed names and mission to what we now know as the 50th Space Wing, whose mission is to command satellites to deliver decisive global effects.
"We want to celebrate and honor over 65 years of technological advancements in air and space through the years which are a direct result of a dedicated community of military, civilians and contractors at in the 50th and at Schriever Air Force Base and around the world," said Col. Bill Liquori, 50th Space Wing and installation commander.
Reveille is the signal for the start of the official duty day and upon the commander's direction, a ceremony including flight formations may accompany the raising of the flag. Other Schriever Week events include a round robin softball tournament, the Schriever Rough and Tough Scramble (obstacle course), a Chiefs versus Eagles softball game and will conclude with the base's annual summer picnic.
"Schriever Week is really about celebrating our history, our accomplishments and a time to appreciate each other, military, civilian and contractors, of what we do and recharge and get ready for the six months to come," said Senior Master Sgt. Patricia Ford, Schriever Week project officer.
4th Space Control Squadron to move to new homePeterson Air Force Base - 07/10/14
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The 4th Space Control Squadron, formerly from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., stood up operations at Peterson July 1. The move brought approximately 90 active duty and civilian positions and will be officially marked with a Change of Command Ceremony here 11 a.m. July 11. The people assigned to the 90 positions are expected to be in place by the end of the year. The move consolidates the 4th and 76th SPCS missions under one roof, where parallel missions can benefit from shared infrastructure and resources.
The 4th SPCS provides combat space superiority effects to the commander, Joint Functional Component Command - Space and theater combatant commanders. The squadron also deploys globally to conduct mobile and transportable space superiority operations as directed by the Commander of Air Force Space Command.
"Relocating the 4th Space Control Squadron from Holloman to Peterson will benefit the space control mission area in multiple ways," said Lt. Col. Scott Brodeur, outgoing 4th SPCS commander. "We will certainly save money on TDYs and travel interacting with the 21st Operations Group and our sister squadron, but most importantly, we are maximizing our space control resources and expertise together in one location. This relocation creates efficiencies in manpower, improves and advances our space control training and evaluation programs, and allows us to focus on our expeditionary space superiority mission in support of combatant commanders."
In addition to a new home, the squadron will get a new commander July 11, when Lt. Col. Eric Lingle takes the reins from Brodeur. Lingle was formerly the 21st Operations Support Squadron's operations officer and responsible for the consolidation of Space Control Mission Qualification Training and Evaluation programs under the 21st Operations Group at Peterson AFB. The change of command ceremony, also marking the squadron's arrival to Peterson, is 11 a.m. July 11 at building 2027.
Peterson AFB to conduct live fire training todayPeterson Air Force Base - 07/08/14
The Peterson Air Force Base fire department will conduct live fire training exercises today, Tuesday, July 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the base fire training center located on the west side of the installation near Airport Road and Powers Boulevard.
This routine training is conducted periodically to ensure base emergency responders are prepared to handle a wide variety of emergencies on the installation and the airport. As part of a cooperative agreement, Peterson firefighters are the primary response agency for handling all aircraft and civilian airport emergencies. Those traveling the Powers corridor and living adjacent to the airport should not be alarmed if they see smoke or fire from this area. The base fire training center has significant safety controls in place to ensure the training environment remains safe, yet provides the maximum educational environment for the firefighting teams.
Jump Into Fun, Affordable Fourth of July at Outdoor PoolsYMCA of the Pikes Peak Region - 07/02/14
Colorado Springs, CO July 2, 2014... While many people come to Colorado Springs for a vacation, taking a "staycation" this holiday weekend can be fun and very affordable when you visit the City of Colorado Springs outdoor pools: Monument Valley, Portal and Wilson Ranch. Open to the public all summer long and on July 4th, these aquatic centers offer a very healthy way to have fun, plenty of pool and play features for all ages, and grassy picnic areas for individuals and families to enjoy. YMCA staff and lifeguards manage these aquatic centers with a focus on providing a safe and fun swimming holiday. While Prospect Lake Beach, Memorial Park and Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center will be closed on July 4, these aquatic centers will re-open to the public on July 5. Day passes range from $3-$25 for individuals and families. More details are at www.ppymca.org.
ABOUT THE YMCA OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION
For 136 years, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has been committed to empowering people with the resources and support they need to live healthy, connected and secure lives. At the Y, we nurture the potential of children, empower people to lead fuller lives through healthy living and develop innovative and community-based partnerships and solutions to unite people from all walks of life to participate in and work for positive social change. We believe that when we work together, we move individuals, families and communities forward.