Peterson AFB: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)

first_imgPeterson AFB WeatherIn a community so near the Rocky Mountains, you are bound to get a little snowfall. But, don’t worry too much the winters in Colorado Springs are relatively mild. The lowest temperatures come in the month of January, and cold snaps are never out of the question from October to March and even into April. Unfortunately, Blizzards aren’t entirely unheard of, but the accumulation of snow downtown is relatively rare. Be prepared for all kinds of weather, from warm summers to snow in the winter.Peterson AFB Things to DoPeterson AFB is surrounded by wide-open spaces and outdoor activities. The Rocky Mountains provide countless hiking trails and camping options, sure to provide you with an adventure or two. Besides the great outdoors, Colorado Springs is home to a variety of educational, historical, and cultural attractions that include the Cheyenne Mountain Heritage Center and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. And one fun fact: Colorado Springs is home to the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center and headquarters to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.Suggested Read: 18 Of the Best Peterson AFB Things to Do The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. Where Should I Live Near Peterson AFB?Cities Near Peterson AFBPeterson Air Force Base is in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado Springs has been listed as one of the best places to live from multiple sources, including U.S. News, Money Magazine, and Outside Magazine. Colorado Springs sits at the base of Pikes Peak at the eastern edge of the southern portion of the Rocky Mountains. You’ll be about 61 miles south of Denver.If you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base. Peterson AFB Commissary1040 E. Stewart Avenue, Building 2019Peterson AFB, CO 80914-1610Phone: 1 (719) 556-7765Peterson AFB Commissary HoursSunday: 0900 – 1800Monday-Friday: 0900 – 1900Saturday: 0800 – 1900Peterson AFB BXPeterson Air Force Base Exchange1030 E STEWART AVE BLDG 2017Colorado Springs, CO 80914-2900Phone: 1 (719) 596-7270Peterson AFB Exchange HoursMonday-Friday: 0900-1800Saturday and Sunday: 0900-1800 IntroductionWelcome to Peterson AFB located in the community of Colorado Springs, Colorado home to more than 8,750 active-duty military personnel. The base of over 91,000 square miles is about 61 miles south of Denver, and the majestic Rocky Mountains will be within arm’s grasp of your new home at Peterson AFB.Colorado Springs is rated one of the best cities to live in the country, and you will have no shortage of options of homes, school districts, and things to do in and around Peterson Air Force Base. Whether you are enjoying the sunny summer hikes around Colorado Springs or enjoying the picturesque snowfall in the winter, we hope this guide helps you settle into your new home of Peterson Air Force Base.Find out all you need to know about what you’ll be in for by reading our Peterson AFB in-depth welcome center guide.Where Is Peterson AFB?Google Map ViewGetting There – Directions to the BaseEntering Peterson AFB and Base AmenitiesCheck-in Procedures for Incoming PersonnelPeterson AFB Visitor CenterPeterson AFB DEERS OfficePeterson AFB Gate HoursPeterson AFB CommissaryPeterson AFB ExchangePeterson AFB Barber ShopsPeterson AFB Post OfficePeterson AFB Finance OfficePeterson AFB Legal OfficePeterson AFB LibraryPeterson AFB Hotels Where Should I Live Near Peterson AFB?What Schools are Near Peterson AFB?What’s the Weather Like in Peterson AFB?Things to Do Around Peterson AFBCOVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Therefore, a place we mention here may not currently be open or available for the time being. Check individual websites, there’s no shortage of accessibility getting around the area.Where Is Peterson AFB?Peterson Air Force Base Welcome & Visitors Center1334 W. Stewart AvenueColorado Springs, CO, 80916-0000Phone: 1(719) 556-6660Hours:Monday-Friday – 0700-1600Saturday/Sunday – ClosedFederal Holidays – ClosedPeterson AFB MapPeterson AFB DirectionsDriving DirectionsFrom Colorado SpringsFrom N Nevada Ave exit E Platte Ave towards Suffolk StTake E Platte Ave to exit right on Peterson AveContinue straight to Peterson North GateFrom DenverTake I-25 SouthTake exit 153 INTERQUEST PkwyTurn Right on CO-21 SouthTake exit 141 for E Platte Ave and turn leftExit right onto Peterson Ave and head straight towards Peterson North GateFrom Colorado Springs AirportTake CO-21 NTurn right onto Airport RdTake Airport Rd through Peterson AFB West GateFrom Union Station DenverHead northwest on 16th St Mall toward Wewatta StTurn left at the 1st cross street onto Wewatta St.Turn left onto Speer Blvd.Turn right onto Auraria Pkwy.Use the left lane to keep left at the fork and merge onto I-25 STake exit 153 INTERQUEST Pkwy.Turn Right on CO-21 SouthTake exit 141 for E Platte Ave and turn leftExit right onto Peterson Ave and head straight towards Peterson North GateGreyhound Bus StationHead north on N Nevada AveTurn right on E Platte AveTake E Platte Ave to exit right on Peterson AveContinue straight to Peterson North GateGreyhound BusUnfortunately, there are no Amtrak lines that service Colorado Springs. But there are Greyhound Bus stations connected to the Amtrak schedules, and you can get more information on them here on the Amtrak site.Flights To Peterson Air Force BaseThere’s one airport (Colorado Springs Airport) that is connected to Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs. The next closest major airport is located in Denver, the Denver International Airport.Peterson AFB Transportation OfficePeterson Air Force Base Household Goods/Transportation Office121 South Tejon StreetColorado Springs, CO, 80903-0000Phone: 1 (800) 771-1819Hours:Monday-Friday: 0800 to 1600Saturday and Sunday: Closed Entering Peterson AFB and Base AmenitiesAll drivers on base must have a valid military ID, veterans or retiree ID, a valid driver’s license, and a valid driver’s insurance card. For visitor’s passes, head to the Visitor’s Center and sign in.Check-in Procedures for Incoming PersonnelRegular duty hours at Peterson AFB are from 0730-1530. All active-duty military personnel must use the arrival point in the unit Commander Support Staff. If your unit does not have a CSS report to the 21st Military Personnel Section in building 350 during regular duty hours. Outside of normal duty hours, report to the Peterson Temporary Lodging Facility in building 1425.Peterson AFB Visitor CenterPeterson AFB Welcome and Visitor Center1334 W. Stewart AvenueColorado Springs, CO, 80916-0000Phone: 1 (719) 556-6660Hours:Monday-Friday: 7:00 AM-4:00 PMSaturday/Sunday: ClosedFederal Holidays: ClosedPeterson AFB DEERS OfficePeterson AFB ID Card & DEERS Office135 Dover Street Building #350Colorado Springs, CO 80914-0000Phone: 1 (719) 556-0008Peterson AFB DEERS Office HoursMonday-Friday: 0730 – 1600Saturday/Sunday: ClosedFederal Holidays: ClosedPeterson AFB Gate HoursPeterson AFB has 3 three gates for three points of access. The West gate is considered the Main Gate into Peterson AFB.West Gate – Main Gate: 24 hours a day, 7 days a weekEast Gate: Mon-Fri: 0500-1800, Sat: 0600-1800, Sun: 0830-1800North Gate: In & Out: 0600-0900 Mon-Fri, 0600-1800, Mon-Fri, Saturday and Sunday the North Gate is closed. Hotels Near Peterson AFBColorado Springs is home to many hotel options. Luckily, there are plentiful choices near Peterson AFB thanks to the immediate proximity of Colorado Springs Airport. We’ve selected a few for you to consider if you need a stay at one of the hotels near base.1. Radisson Hotel Colorado Springs Airport1645 Newport Rd,Colorado Springs, CO 80916Phone: 1(719) 597-70002. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Colorado Springs South1570 Newport Rd,Colorado Springs, CO 80916Phone: 1(719) 637-08003. Holiday Inn Colorado Springs Airport1855 Aeroplaza Dr,Colorado Springs, CO 80916Phone: 1(719) 380-85164. Hampton Inn Colorado Springs-Airport2077 Aerotech Dr,Colorado Springs, CO 80916Phone: 1(719) 591-11005. Hilton Garden Inn Colorado Springs Airport2035 Aerotech Dr,Colorado Springs, CO 80916Phone: 1(719) 622-0300Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s Peterson AFB Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby. Peterson AFB Barber ShopsPeterson Air Force Base Barber Shop1030 E Stewart Ave, Bldg 2017,Peterson AFB, CO 80914Phone: 1(719) 597-8307Hours:Monday-Saturday: 0900-1700Sunday: 1000-1700Peterson AFB Post Office360 W Otis StColorado Springs, CO 80914-3103Phone: 1(719) 556-4596Peterson AFB Post Office HoursMonday-Friday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PMSaturday: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PMSunday: ClosedPeterson AFB FinancePeterson Air Force Base Finance Office135 Dover Street Building #350Colorado Springs, CO, 80914-0000Phone: 1(719) 556-4770Peterson AFB Finance Office HoursMonday-Thursday: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PMFriday-Sunday: Closed Peterson AFB SchoolsPeterson AFB has multiple options for schooling for families with children of all schooling ages. There are over 10 school districts near base but no schools on Peterson AFB. Many on-base residents attend Colorado Springs School District 11, Falcon School District, and Harrison School district.Find more local school information at The Best Peterson AFB Schools: Daycare – High School. Best Places to Live Near Peterson AFBColorado SpringsPeterson AFB itself sits right in the city of Colorado Springs. Sitting at the base of the Rockies, Colorado Springs is an excellent choice to live, and you’ll be conveniently close to base. There’s a wide range of homes offered here, and with a multitude of outdoor activities, you’ll be sure to find a perfect home here. Colorado Springs has a population of around 456,000, the second most populated city in Colorado.FountainAbout 8 miles from Peterson AFB is Fountain, Colorado. Here you’ll be nestled near Fountain Creek right against the Rocky Mountains. The city boasts that it is a touch of the charm of country living while having the amenities of urban life.StratmoorAlso, only about 8 miles from Peterson Air Force Base is Stratmoor Colorado. There are houses in Stratmoor in the median range and offer a quick commute to base. With a population of just over 7,000, Stratmoor is a great choice for a small-town feel without being too far away from Colorado Springs proper.Hot Tip: Look for Peterson AFB homes and apartments for rent or sale, and find BAH, PCS, TLA & ETS military housing information at Peterson AFB Legal Office135 Dover Street Building #350Colorado Springs, CO, 80914-0000Phone: 1(719) 556-4871Peterson AFB Legal Office HoursMonday-Wednesday: 7:30 AM–4:30 PMThursday: 7:30 AM–12:30 PMFriday: 7:30 AM–4:30 PMSaturdays and Sundays: ClosedPeterson AFB Library201 W. Stewart Ave., Bldg. 1171Peterson AFB, CO 80914-1600Phone: 1(719) 556-7462Peterson AFB Library HoursMonday to Thursday: 11:00 AM–5:00 PM Hot Tip: Connect with military-trusted businesses and deals exclusively for Peterson AFB at MyBaseGuide.ConclusionRelocating can be a stressful experience, but we hope this guide has given you a clearer picture of the area surrounding Peterson AFB. We hope that you find your next adventure here around the base, whether in one of the communities surrounding Peterson or in the Rocky Mountains.last_img read more

Farmington School Board candidate: Jeff Grynaviski

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Farmington Voice is profiling the four candidates running on November 6 for two open Farmington Public Schools Board of Education seats: Pam Green, Jeff Grynaviski, Mark Przeslawski, and Zach Rich. Jeff Grynaviski (contributed)When Jeff Grynaviski and his wife, Nicole, moved their growing family to Michigan in 2011, they chose Farmington Hills largely because of Farmington Public Schools’ sterling reputation.Seven years later, he’s running for one of two seats on the district’s Board of Trustees because he’s worried about that reputation. The first glimmer of concern appeared when the district cut media specialists, a decision that affected his daughter, who has dyslexia.“There was no reading support after they cut the librarians,” Grynaviski said.As an associate professor at Wayne State University, with many other teachers in his family, Grynaviski was also disturbed by protracted contract negotiations, which he said are not good for staff morale.“As a teacher, and the son of a teacher, that didn’t sit well with me,” he said.Grynaviski would also like to look at boosting the number of guidance counselors in the district. He cited a ratio of 250:1 as “best practice,” and said the district’s is closer to 400:1. “After Parkland (the February 2018 school shooting in Florida), this is what we should be doing to take care of our kids.”But his biggest concern is what he calls the “achievement gap,” the academic performance of Farmington Public Schools compared with other districts. The district performs fairly well, but not to the level it did seven years ago, he said, and “performs really well for people who look like me.”Increasing the number of seats in state-funded preschool programs would help, he said, as would creating more awareness for those programs. Grynaviski would like to see “state of the school” reports for each building to ensure equitable staffing and resources.“I think that would go a long way toward assuring minority groups that they’re being treated fairly,” he said.With Superintendent George Heitsch close to retirement, Grynaviski said, he would look for a new leader who has experience with declining enrollments, with managing hurt feelings when there are layoffs or schools close, and most importantly, someone who has had experience with contract negotiations.The district’s financial picture “looks okay,” after making some tough decisions, Grynaviski said. He noted that a wave of retirements could boost the budget, but he’s also concerned that it’ll be difficult to replace those teachers. Part of the problem is a state-wide shortage. He noted that enrollments have dropped at Wayne State’s School of Education.But there’s also a Farmington-specific issue.“We can’t hire teachers at the bottom of the pay scale, because it’s too low, and right now, teacher morale is pretty low,” he said. “The salary has to be high enough to get teachers through the door.”Grynaviski said that with children at kindergarten, middle school, and high school ages, his family will spend at least another dozen years in the district. He has been an active volunteer as chair of the Proud Dads Club at Hillside Elementary, a PTA member, and in the classroom.“I think that families with a strong personal stake in the district’s success over the intermediate- and longer-term should be well-represented on the board,” he said.READ MORE ELECTION NEWS Reported bylast_img read more

Ampleon Showcases LDMOS & GaN Base Station Power Amplifiers at IMS 2020

first_imgAmpleon is exhibiting its cellular base station power amplifiers at the virtual International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2020. IMS 2020 was scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, California from 21-26 June 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is taking place virtually from 4 – 6 August 2020. However, all presentations and materials will stay online until 30 September 2020. We have highlighted some of the key products that Ampleon has featured in their Virtual Booth:Sub-1 GHz High Power 80 W Line-upBLM9H0610S-60PG48 V LDMOS Sub-1 GHz MMIC DriverSymmetric wideband MMIC driver in OMP780 packageEnables a single supply voltage line-up when combined with our Gen9HV Doherty transistorsSuitable for 600 to 960 MHzBLP9H10S-850AVT48 V LDMOS Sub-1 GHz multiband PA final in OMP1230 packageRecord power and efficiency from a single-package LDMOS DohertySuitable for 600 to 960 MHzGain > 53 dB (925-960 MHz Iine-up )Efficiency > 46 % (925-960 MHz Iine-up )2.1 GHz Macro Base Station 60 W Line-upBLM10D1822-61ABG2-stage fully integrated LDMOS Doherty PA in OMP400 package365 MHz SBW enables multi-band operationHigh Linearity in driver modeCompact low-cost solution with outstanding thermal performanceB11G22XS-550AVTHighly efficient and cost-effective PA up to 60 W Macro Base StationsGain > 44 dB (2110-2170 MHz Iine-up)Efficiency > 49 % (2110-2170 MHz Iine-up)5 W PA for Open-RAN N78 64T ApplicationsBLM10D3438-35ABFully integrated 5 W LDMOS Doherty in PQFN packageMulti-band, can be used from 3.3 to 3.9 GHzHigh efficiency for mMIMO and Driver applicationsCost-effective and compact PQFN packageProven performance in Open-RAN 64T applications in N78 bandFully Matched PA Module for Small Cell and Driver ApplicationsBLM9D3336-12AM2-stage fully input and output matched integrated LDMOS Doherty PA in 7 x 7 mm2LGA packageHigh Efficiency in mMIMO mode, High Linearity in driver modeCompact and low-cost solution with outstanding thermal propertiesA family of products covering most of 3GPP bands from 0.7 -4 GHzB) Coming Up Next for 5G mMIMOAmpleon is Ready for 5G mMIMO5G is already here – and it is becoming commercial. Ampleon has been working hard building massive MIMO solutions to address 5G requirements withHigh performance Lower cost and sizeDPD friendlyHigher level of integrationHigh-Performance GaN PA FamilyAmpleon is continuously striving for supporting customers with technology-agnostic solutions. They have introduced GaN into their 5G portfolio which is optimized to meet today’s performance requirements with cutting edge efficiency for sub-6 GHz 5G bands.GaN PA family for mMIMO2500 – 3800 MHz frequency bandsDiscrete drivers and finalsC4H2350N10 + C4H2527N55 line-up solution2500 – 2700 MHz, 50 V, 8 W operationCompetitive Doherty Gain and PAE across band 41Compact line-up design in 4 x 4.5 mm and 7 x 6.5 mm DFN packagesCost-Effective DPD-friendly LDMOS PAAmpleon is successfully introducing enhanced cost-effective and DPD-friendly LDMOS technologies to match sub-6 GHz band’s needs. Complete product families with excellent thermal performance and easily linearized high efficiency are key for green 5G.Integrated LDMOS PA for mMIMO Family2300 – 4100 MHz frequency bands64T and 32T mMIMOB11G2327N55D2300 – 2700 MHz, 28 V, 8 W operationRecord high linearized PAE across bands 40 and 41Cost leading thermally enhanced 8 x 8 mm PQFN packageFurther Integrated PA Module Family5G spectral efficiency requirements are challenging operators on total system size and cost. Ampleon’sanswer to those challenges is a family of further levels of  integration in PA modules for 5G. Key features are easily integrated and increase component consistency and production yield with fully matched and calibrated solutions. This provides the optimal level of integration in a smaller footprint with improved RF performance and decreased cost.Power Amplifier Module Family for mMIMO:2300 – 4100 MHz frequency bands64T and 32T mMIMOFully matched and fully calibrated solution for ease of use and more consistencyOptimized levels of integration for system cost savingsUncompromised RF performance in LGA footprint for different power levelsIn the coming months, Ampleon will be announcing new leading products for 5G massive MIMO solutions. Ampleon is also presenting a pre-recorded technical presentation on “2.6 GHz compact 40W fully integrated 3-way Doherty for 5G applications” lead by Marc Vigneau (IMS microapps reference TUMA6). This showcase is available from 08:00 PDT on Tuesday, 4 August through till 30 September 2020. Click here to access the showcase via the IMS microapp presentation platform.Click here to view everythingRF’s coverage of IMS 2020 for more highlights from the virtual event.last_img read more

UEFA charges Bulgaria’s soccer federation over racist chants, Nazi salutes

first_imgUEFA has charged the Bulgarian Football Union over racist behavior by home fans during Monday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against England in Sofia.England’s 6-0 win was halted twice before halftime due to racist abuse being directed toward black players in the visitors’ lineup.A section of supporters, who were ejected from Vasil Levski National Stadium, aimed “monkey chants” at Raheem Sterling, Tyrone Mings and Marcus Rashford and were also seen making Nazi salutes.Tuesday’s fallout from the shameful scenes also included BFU president Borislav Mihaylov resigning after Prime Minister Boyko Borissov threatened to cut funding if he did not step down. Prime minister urges Bulgaria’s soccer chief to resign as racist abuse taints England qualifier UEFA to wait on reports before acting on racist abuse in Bulgaria Additionally, an “insufficient number of traveling stewards” means the FA is accused of running afoul of UEFA’s safety and security regulations.UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with the case.center_img UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin urged the “football family” and authorities including governments to “wage war on the racists” and his organization has now taken action.A statement issued by UEFA read: “Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA European Qualifiers match between Bulgaria and England (0-6), played on October 14.”Charges against Bulgarian Football Union: Racist behaviour (chants, Nazi salutes)… Throwing of objects… Disruption of national anthem… Replays on giant screen.”England’s Football Association must also answer a charge of disrupting a national anthem after visiting fans jeered during the prematch playing of Bulgaria’s anthem. Related News Elsewhere, UEFA is looking into salutes performed by Turkey’s players during their matches against Albania and France – an apparent show of support for their country’s military offensive in Kurdish-held regions in northern Syria.European football’s governing body prohibits provocative political statements inside stadiums.UEFA said: “An Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to initiate disciplinary investigations with regard to potential provocative political behaviour by players of the national team of the Turkish Football Federation on the occasion of the 2020 European Championship Qualifying Round matches played against the national team of the Football Association of Albania on 11 October 2019 and the national team of the French Football Federation on 14 October 2019, respectively.”last_img read more