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General Daniel James Jr., Commander In CHIEF, North America Air Defense Command, and Mrs. Jacobsmeyer pin the second star on Major General J. H. Jacobsmeyer Jr

COL Glenn A. Griffith welcomes Bob Hope on arrival for a visit. Griffith is the vice commander of the 46th Aerospace Defense Wing

SRA David L. Bittick, an aeromedical specialist, helps to set-up the Air Transport Clinic by unpacking the medical supplies. The clinic has this type of field training once a year

Three members of the Air Transport Clinic help to drape the medical flag over their tent. The clinic has this type of field training once a year

COL (Dr.) Edward Crane, flight surgeon, examines a patient at the Air Transport Clinic. The clinic has this type of field training once a year

Prime Beef Team members inspect equipment during Strategic Air Command Management Effectiveness Inspection. The team is from the 46th Civil Engineering Squadron, making preparation for deployment

At the firing range, one of the security police fires his M-16A1 rifle from the kneeling position, during the 15th Regional Marksmanship matches

An Army helicopter is being loaded aboard a C-5A Galaxy aircraft during a loading exercise

A1C Howard Burkett, a block instructor at the firing range, checks and initials a shooters score card. The security police are participating in the 15th Regional Marksmanship matches

Some of the base security police participate in the 15th Regional Marksmanship matches at the firing range. Here, they are firing the M-16A1 rifle in the over-the-barricade position

A view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft taking off during an open house

GEN James V. Hartinger signs his first special order as commander of the recently formed Space Command. Under Secretary of the Air Force Edward C. Aldridge Jr. and Air Force Vice-CHIEF of STAFF GEN Jerome E. O'Malley look on

Air Force Vice-CHIEF of STAFF GEN Jerome E. O'Malley presents the new Space Command flag to GEN James V. Hartinger during the dedication ceremony for the Space Command

The insignia of the Space Command as displayed on the new headquarters building

Standing at attention during the presentation to the Color Guard of the new Space Command flag are (from left to right), Under Secretary of the Air Force Edweard C. Aldridge Jr., Air Force Vice-CHIEF of STAFF GEN Jerome E. O'Malley, and GEN James V. Hartinger, the first commander of the newly formed Space Command

Under Secretary of the Air Force Edward C. Aldridge Jr. presents the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to GEN James V. Hartinger during the dedication ceremony for the Space Command

An exterior view of the front entrance of the Space Command headquarters building

Under Secretary of the Air Force Edward C. Aldridge Jr. gives the opening address at the dedication of the new Space Command

An exterior view of the headquarters building of the 1ST Wing of the Space Command

Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm, left, and Rep. Ken Kramer, R-COL., observe the dedication ceremony for the newly formed Space Command

Standing at attention while reviewing the color guard during the dedication ceremony for Space Command are (from left to right), Under Secretary of the Air Force Edweard C. Aldridge Jr., Air Force Vice-CHIEF of STAFF GEN Jerome E. O'Malley, and GEN James V. Hartinger, the first commander of the newly formed Space Command

Under Secretary of the Air Force Edward C. Aldridge Jr. presents the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to GEN James V. Hartinger during the dedication ceremony for the Space Command

GEN James V. Hartinger, the first commander of the newly formed Space Command, addresses the guests and spectators at the Space Command dedication ceremony

A 901st Tactical Airlift Group security policeman searches a "suspect" during an air base security exercise on the flight line. Other security policemen stand by with M16 rifles. A C-130 Hercules aircraft is in the background

A 901st Tactical Airlift Group security policeman searches a "suspect" during an air base security exercise on the flight line. A C-130 Hercules aircraft is in the background

A 901st Tactical Airlift Group security policemen apprehend a "suspect" during an air base security exercise on the flight line. One of the policemen is armed with an M16 rifle. A C-130 Hercules aircraft is in the background

A 901st Tactical Airlift Group security policeman searches a "suspect" during an air base security exercise on the flight line

The entrance to the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex

Air Force members work at the computer center at the North American Air Defense (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex

Sergeant Anthony Bolden (1), alarm monitor, and SENIOR AIRMAN Stanley Walker, security controller, perform security duties at the North American Air Defense (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex

A technician monitors generator control panels in the power plant of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex

A sign at the entrance to Peterson Air Force Base, home of the US Air Force Space Command and the North America Air Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex

A technician examines large coil springs that are used to support the underground steel buildings of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex. The springs are designed to absorb the shock of a nuclear blast

The System Control Division area at the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex

The Command Post of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex. Computer generated images are projected on two large display screens

The command Post of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex. Computer generated images are projected on two large display screens

The Command Post of the North American Air Defense (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex. Computer-generated images are projected on two large display screens

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Rowland W. Worell, the new commander of the 1013th Combat Crew Training Squadron, accepts the command flag from General (GEN) Robert T. Herres, commander, US Space Command, during the 1013th activation ceremony at Space Command headquarters

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Rowland W. Worell, the new commander of the 1013th Combat Crew Training Squadron, signs papers officially activating the 1013th as General (GEN) Robert T. Herres, commander, US Space Command, looks on during a ceremony at Space Command headquarters

An air-to-air right front view of a 731st Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130B Hercules aircraft in flight over Peterson Air Force Base

General (GEN) Robert T. Herres, commander in chief, North American Air Defense Command and the US Space Command, right, relinquishes command of the Space Command to Admiral (ADM) William J. Crowe, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Participating in the change of command ceremonies for the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) and the Space Command are, from left to right: General (GEN) and Mrs. John L. Piotrowski, new commander of the Space Command; General (GEN) Paul D. Manson, CHIEF of Defense Staff, Canada; Admiral (ADM) and Mrs. William J. Crowe, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and General (GEN) Robert T. Herres, former commander of the US Space Command and NORAD

General (GEN) Robert T. Herres, commander in chief, North American Air Defense Command and the US Space Command, right, relinquishes command of the Space Command to Admiral (ADM) William J. Crowe, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General (GEN) John L. Piotrowski, left, assumes command of the North American Air Defense Command from Canadian General (GEN) Paul D. Manson, CHIEF of Defense Staff, Canada

An exterior view of the Air Force Space Command headquarters

Ramon J. Hnatyshyn, governor general of Canada, is greeted by LGEN Robert W. Morton, deputy commander-in-chief, North American Air Defense Command (NORAD), as GEN Donald J. Kutyna, NORAD commander-in-chief, looks on

Former commanders of the Air Force Space Command pose for a group photograph with the current commander, LT. GEN. Thomas S. Moorman, Jr., pictured at right. The dignitaries include, from left: GEN. Donald J. Kutyna; GEN. Robert T. Herres; GEN. James V. Hartinger (first commander); MAJ. GEN. Maurice Padden and LT. GEN. Moorman

LT. GEN. Thomas S. Moorman Jr., commander-in-chief, Air Force Space Command, and Mrs. Moorman greet President George Bush upon his arrival on base en route to the Air Force Academy graduation. GEN. Donald J. Kutyna, commander-in-chief, North American Air Defense Command/U.S. commander-in-chief, Space Command, greets Mrs. Bush in the background

With Pike's Peak in the background, Air Force One, a VC-25A aircraft, stands on the flight line after arriving on base. The plane, which is based on a Boeing 747-200B airframe, is carrying President George Bush and Mrs. Bush

A close-up view of the base sign with the main gate in the background

Personnel from the 21st Space Wing are weighed in at the first stop of the mobility processing line in Hangar 123 at Peterson AFB. They are participating in Exercise Condor Contest, part of a Space Command Operational Readiness Inspection which deployed 155 members of the 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo. to Camp Guernsey Army National Guard Base, Wyo

Electronic Systems Security Assessment personnel, AIRMAN 1ST Class Stacey L. Price (foreground) and SENIOR AIRMAN Kathryn Stevens, from the 39th Intelligence Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. monitor base phone and fax lines (COMSEC/OPSEC) inside the 21st Space Wing's Communications Squadron building. They were participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and...

When the Inspector General's ORI team stages an armed robbery at the base Shoppette, a simulated gunshot victim was the result. The 21st Medical Group, STAFF Sergeant Kevin R. Bradley (orange vest) and AIRMAN 1ST Class Mark Sherwin, tried to revive the simulated victim. The 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

Members of the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo. quickly assemble AM1 matting. This matting is used by Rapid Runway Repair teams to repair runways damaged by bomb attacks. They were participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

Weather technician, SENIOR AIRMAN Wes B. Robinson, 21st Operation Support Weather Squadron, prepares a pre-flight weather briefing. Using the latest in weather tracking computer and related equipment he is able to more accurately forecast the type of weather that pilots may encounter during their flying missions. He is participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery,...

In a secure area of building 845, 21st Space Wing's Headquarters, Brigadier General Jerry Perryman, Commander 21st SW, Colonel John Perioni and COL. Gregory Keethler receive information from battle staff members about the ongoing situation during the 21st Space Wing's ORI. The Operational Readiness Inspection was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft, and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communications disruptions

After a simulated fire on a C-130 aircraft on the flight line, AIRMAN 1ST Class Camby P. Gallagher of the 21st Medical Squadron uses the proper procedures when treating the victim of smoke inhalation. They were participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

A sign at Peterson Air Force Base announces the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection being conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo.,13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism and communication disruptions

A crew of fire fighters from the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron's Fire Department respond to a simulated smoking C-130 aircraft on the flight line. They were participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

A UH-60 Medivac helicopter from Fort Carson, Colo. comes in for a landing at the site of a simulated C-130 aircraft crash. Emergency personnel from the Fire Department, Search & Recovery, Bioenvironmental, Mobil Command and Control and the Medical group all responded to this part of the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

AIRMAN 1ST Class Lisa Fullencamp takes a report and logs names (simulated casualties) in the casualty report from the Battle STAFF. As part of the ORI, when simulated casualties were declared dead it was the responsibility of the Personnel Control Center and the Casualty Reporting Team to request replacements, notify the next of kin, and start survivor benefits. The 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb ...

Simulated casualty, SENIOR AIRMAN Eli Feagaimaalii of the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron lies motionless on the ground after receiving simulated critical neck wounds (moulaged) during a simulated crash of a C-130 aircraft. He was participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

Simulated C-130 aircraft crash casualty, Paul Shields of the 21st LSS/LGTTS, suffering from a simulated abdominal wound is treated by AIRMAN 1ST Class Kevin Bradley of the 21st Space Wing's Medical Group. Emergency personnel from the Fire Department, Search & Recovery, Bioenvironmental, Mobil Command and Control and the Medical group all responded to this part of the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, ...

A simulated C-130 aircraft crash casualty is loaded into an ambulance for transporting to a local hospital by Medical Group personnel and firemen. Emergency personnel from the Fire Department, Search & Recovery, Bioenvironmental, Mobil Command and Control and the Medical group all responded to this part of the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication ...

After a simulated C-130 aircraft crash, members from the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron's Fire Department and the 21st Medical Squadron move severely injured victims to a UH-60 Medivac helicopter from Fort Carson. Emergency personnel from the Fire Department, Search & Recovery, Bioenvironmental, Mobil Command and Control and the Medical group all responded to this part of the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage ...

Change of Command ceremony for NORAD, US Space Command, and Air Force Space Command. Participants are: (Left to right) General Jean Boyle, General Joseph Ralstone, General Ronald Fogelman, General Joseph Ashby, and General Howell Estes

Technical Sergeant Keith Ingram is explaining the operation of a phone in a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) to a young boy

Ground crews drag wheel chocks to a C-130 Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing, 731st Airlift Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado after it arrives to take on a load of fire retardant, at Redding Municipal Airport, to fight the California wild fires. The aircraft, one of two from the 731st Airlift Squadron was joined by two more C-130s from the California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing at Channel Islands. They worked with the U.S. Forest Service and Fire Protection air tankers and ground crews fighting some of northern California's lightning caused fires which lit up the landscape on Aug 11, 1996 by providing aerial fire suppression using the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting...

The aircrew of a C-130 Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing, 731st Airlift Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado waits for takeoff clearance from Redding Municipal Airport, Calif. The aircraft, one of two from the 731st Airlift Squadron was joined by two more C-130s from the California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing at Channel Islands. They worked with the U.S. Forest Service and Fire Protection air tankers and ground crews fighting some of northern California's lightning caused fires which lit up the landscape on Aug 11 1996 by providing aerial fire suppression using the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS).Published in AIRMAN Magazine, December 1996. Exact Date ...

Fire retardant oozes from a hose after re-supplying a C-130 Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing, 731st Airlift Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. at the Redding Municipal Airport, Calif. The aircraft, one of two from the 731st Airlift Squadron was joined by two more C-130s from the California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing at Channel Islands. They worked with the U.S. Forest Service and Fire Protection air tankers and ground crews fighting some of northern California's lightning caused fires which lit up the landscape on Aug 11, 1996 by providing aerial fire suppression using the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS).Published in AIRMAN Magazine, December 1996...

LTCOL Mike Selva (center, left), on-scene commander, briefs BGEN Donald A. Streater (foreground, right), commander of the A-10 recovery operation, on the pararescuemen's progress at the crash site near Gold Dust Peak. LTCOL Selva is assigned to Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado and BGEN Streater is assigned 8th Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana

A US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT), 302nd Airlift Wing (AW), Peterson Air Force Base (AFB), Colorado (CO), adjusts the 302nd AW Rodeo 98 Team giant cowboy hat soon after his team arrived at McChord AFB, Washington (WA), to participate in the USAF Air Mobility Command (AMC) sponsored Rodeo 98 airlift competition

A US Air Force (USAF) Combat Camera (COMCAM) Videographer documents the arrival of a USAF 302nd Airlift Wing (AW), Peterson Air Force Base (AFB), Colorado (CO), C-130 Hercules after it landed at McChord AFB, Washington (WA), to participate in the USAF Air Mobility Command (AMC) sponsored Rodeo 98 airlift competition

A US Air Force (USAF) 302nd Airlift Wing (AW), Peterson Air Force Base (AFB), Colorado (CO), C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft airdrops palletized cargo over the designated heavy drop zone (DZ) target during the cargo on-target competition portion of the USAF Air Mobility Command (AMC) sponsored Rodeo 98 airlift competition at McChord AFB, Washington (WA). (SUBSTANDARD)

Fly-over by US Navy F-14 Tomcat aircraft, US Air Force F-1 Mirage, Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet and a USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) change of command ceremony

Passing of the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) flag from Air Force CHIEF of STAFF General Michael E. Ryan (left) to incoming Commander in CHIEF, Space Command (CINCSPACE) General Richard B. Myers during the AFSPC change of command ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

Change of Command ceremony with Air Force CHIEF of STAFF General Michael E. Ryan (left), outgoing Commander in CHIEF, Space Command (CINCSPACE) General Howell M. Estes (center) and incoming CINCSPACE General Richard B. Myers (right) at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

SRA Scott Humphries, assigned to the 137th Security Forces Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, takes a defensive position after a simulated chemical attack at Kunsan Air Base (AB), Republic of Korea, Oct 28, 1998. SRA Humphries and several other Air Force personnel are at Kunsan AB to participate in Foal Eagle '98

SSGT Mike Abbott (left), assigned to the 153rd Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Wyoming Air National Guard, has his mask tighten and adjusted by SRA Scott Humphries who is assigned to the 137th SFS, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, during a simulated chemical attack at Kunsan Air Base (AB), Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 1998. Both are at Kunsan AB along with several other Air Force personnel participating in Foal Eagle '98

US Air Force Air CHIEF Marshall Sir John Allison Air Officer Commander-In-CHIEF Strike Command and Commander Allied Air Forces Northwestern Europe arrives at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, in an F-16D Fighting Falcon aircraft from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona

US Air Force General Meyers carves a turkey at the 1998 Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Christmas Party

A C-32 aircraft prepares to depart Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

A US Air Force C-32 aircraft prepares to depart Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

A C-37 aircraft, used to transport the Secretary of the Air Force F. Whitten Peters, sits on the ramp at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, with a red carpet in front of it. Pikes Peak is visible in the background

Secretary of the Air Force, F. Whitten Peters and US Air Force General Richard B. Meyers pose for a photo at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

US Air Force General Myers and USAF Brigadier General Mike Drennan, Commander, 21st Space Wing (SW) greet members of US House of Representatives as they deplane from a C-32 aircraft at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

A C-22 aircraft sits on the ramp at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Pikes Peak can be seen in the background. (Substandard image)

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Lloyd Axworthy (Left), is greeted by US Air Force General Richard Myers (2nd from right), Commander in CHIEF, North American Aerospace Defense Command, and Canadian Forces Lieutenant General George E. C. Macdonald at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, on March 11th, 1999

A Canadian Forces CC-144 Canadair Challenger, taxis on the Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, flight line as it arrives for an Air Force Space Command Change of Command Ceremony on March 11th, 1999

US Air Force General Richard Myers (Center), Commander in CHIEF, North American Aerospace Defense Command, meets with US Senator Robert Smith (Left), a Republican from New Hampshire, and Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, upon their arrival at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, on March 20th, 1999

(Left to right) US Air Force Brigadier General Mike Drennan, Commander, 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, US Deputy Secretary of Defense John Hamre, USAF General Richard Myers, Commander in CHIEF, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Mr. Money and US Navy Vice Admiral Herb Browne, Deputy Commander in CHIEF/CHIEF of STAFF, US Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO, gather on the Peterson flight line for a group photo with Pikes Peak in the background

US Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre (Left) and US Air Force General Richard Meyers, Commander in CHIEF, North American Aerospace Defense Command, engage in conversation before the Senate hearings held at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

US Air Force CHIEF MASTER Sergeant Dennis Fritz (Left), Air Force Space Command, SENIOR Enlisted Advisor and USAF General Richard Myers, Commander in CHIEF, North American Aerospace Defense Command, enjoy a laugh during the 1999 Air Force Space Command Commander's Conference Social at the Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Golf Course

US Air Force Lieutenant General Lance W. Lord (Right), Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, receives a flu shot while USAF Major General William R. Looney III (Center), Commander, Space Warfare Center, Schriever AFB, CO, looks on at Peterson AFB, CO, on April 29th, 1999

Security Forces team members from Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, fire their electronic M16 rifles using a Combat Arms Training Simulator, during GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 99

A Boeing 707 aircraft with a US Air Force designation of VC-137, from Pacific Air Force at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, taxis on the Peterson AFB, Colorado, flight line with Pikes Peak in the background

US Navy Admiral Dennis C. Blair (In black jacket), Commander in CHIEF, United States Pacific Command, is greeted by US Air Force General Richard Meyers, Commander in CHIEF, North American Aerospace Defense Command, and his wife Mary Jo at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, on May 7th, 1999

President William Jefferson Clinton shakes hands with Mrs. Becky Lord, wife of US Air Force Lieutenant General Lance Lord (Center), Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. This event took place on the Peterson AFB flight on June 2nd, 1999. Air Force One is parked on the flight line in the background

Marine One, a specially made UH-60 Helicopter, returns to Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, from United States Air Force academy, a few miles north of Colorado Springs, CO

President William Jefferson Clinton shakes hands with people in the crowd at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, before his departure. This event took place on June 2nd, 1999