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Schriever holds Front Range Controlled FORCE training - 10/04/18

Good afternoon.

You are invited to document the Controlled FORCE law enforcement training taking place at Schriever Air Force Base Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Schriever holds Front Range Controlled FORCE training

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado – Media are invited to document day two of the Controlled FORCE training being held at Schriever AFB. The training covers team movement techniques to include building and room clearance.

The course is an instructor development course designed to ensure personal and team proficiency in close quarter combat, small team tactics and weapons proficiency training in close quarter situations. The 50th Security Forces Squadron is taking the lead on this training event for the Front Range.

Security forces, military police and local law enforcement are set to participate. There are 20-25 participants from all across the Front Range, to include Schriever AFB, Peterson AFB, US Air Force Academy, Cheyenne Mountain AFS, Colorado Springs Police Department and the El Paso County Sherriff's office.

Training days typically run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Unfortunately, all times are subject to change, depending on the speed of each participant. This could make it difficult for media to plan their arrival/departure times. Therefore, we ask that you call ahead so we can ensure training is still ongoing prior to your departure. We recommend planning for an early morning arrival.

Please send an email to 50swpa.workflow@us.af.mil to confirm your attendance.

For those attending, please provide the following information in the email:

  1. Name (EXACTLY) as it appears on your drivers license
  2. Date of birth
  3. Drivers License number
  4. State of Issue
  5. Time of arrival

Please call Tuesday morning prior to your departure to ensure we received your information.

 

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Medal of Honor recipient's mother speaks on Gold Star Mother's Day - 09/25/18

Please feel free to use this story/video about a Gold Star Mother whose son was recently awarded (posthumously) the Air Force’s first Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.

Media Release

50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB
210 Falcon Pkwy. Ste. 316
Schriever AFB, CO 80912-2102
Phone:  (719) 567-5040
Cell: (719) 629-7870         
E-mail: 50swpa.workflow@us.af.mil

 Release No. 1809-001
Date: Sept. 24, 2018

Medal of Honor recipient’s mother speaks on Gold Star Mother's Day

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado – Gold Star Mother’s Day is recognized nationally Sept. 31 each year. Gold Star mothers are those who have lost a son or daughter while serving in the armed forces.

Tech. Sgt. John Chapman served as a Combat Controller in the United States Air Force who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on Aug. 22, 2018, in a ceremony at the White House for his actions in the Battle of Takur Ghar during a conflict in Afghanistan. He is the first Airman to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.

His mother, Terry Chapman, a Colorado Springs native, met with the 50th Space Wing Public Affairs and talked about what it means to be a Gold Star Mother. She talked about the life of John Chapman as a little boy, through his school days and ultimately his military service.

The on-camera interview shows Ms. Chapman in her home, surrounded by photos of her son. She also discusses her most prized possession: a toy lamp her son bought her when he was five years old.

Her story tells of the day when she got the fateful knock on her door and how she preserves his memory, sharing a heart-touching poem she wrote about his life.

Ms. Chapman's story is just one of thousands of mothers and families who are honored on Gold Star Mother's Day, a title Ms. Chapman referred to as one “nobody wants.”

While the topic is somber, many Gold Star mothers, Ms. Chapman included, choose to advocate on behalf of mothers everywhere to tell and celebrate the lives of those who have gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

Watch the video by clicking HERE

For more information, please contact Cheri Dragos-Pritchard at 719-567-5040 or cheri.dragos-pritchard@us.af.mil.