Peterson Air Force Base

A C-130 drops slurry on the Flagstaff Fire. (credit: CBS)

1932 Law Prevents Military From Initially Offering Aircraft To Fight Wildfires

Wildfires destroyed some 600 homes and burned more than 100,000 acres in Colorado during the past two months and several homeowners contacted 4 On Your Side Investigator Rick Sallinger to ask where the military was when the fires broke out.


President Obama arrived at Peterson Air Force Base to visit the Waldo Canyon Fire on Friday afternoon. (credit: CBS)

Obama Visits Colorado To Tour Wildfire Damage

President Barack Obama will tour wildfire-stricken Colorado Friday, where thousands of people have been displaced by out-of-control blazes.


Peterson Air Force Base (credit: CBS)

San Diego Firm Wins Contract For Work At Peterson AFB

A San Diego company has been awarded a $7 million contract for advisory and assistance services to the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base.


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Airman Back In Custody After 2 Days On The Run

An Air Force airman is back in military custody after two days on the run.


Peterson Air Force Base (credit: CBS)

Airman Escapes Custody, Still Missing

An Airman assigned to the 21st Space Wing fled from custody Wednesday while returning to Teller County Jail.


Air Force Space Command Grounds The Flight Suit

The Air Force Space Command says its men and women who aren’t assigned to flying operations can no longer wear flight suits or Air Force leather jackets after Oct. 1.


Buckley Air Force Base (credit: CBS)

Colorado Gains 80 Jobs In Air Force Realignment

Colorado will have a net gain of 80 Air Force Reserve jobs as the military restructures amid a slowdown in defense spending.


Peterson Air Force Base (credit: CBS)

Military Plans Drill To Prep For Hurricane Season

The military plans a large-scale exercise in Texas to prepare for the 2012 hurricane season.


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Colorado Likely To Be Spared From Worst Defense Cuts

Colorado will probably avoid the worst of the defense budget cutbacks in the post-Iraq, post-Afghanistan era because of the bustling military space operations in Colorado Springs and the Denver area.


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Peterson General Nominated For 2nd Star

A general serving at the Air Force Space Command headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base is in line for a second star.