Youth pivotal part of wing’s “Energy Solutions, Fueling the Mission” plan

Children in the 4-H "Don't Trash the Planet" club at the R.P. Lee Youth Center have some hot ideas about energy.

"Turn off the lights when you leave the room."

"Turn off the computer when you are not using it."

"Don't stand in front of the refrigerator with the door wide open trying to decide what to eat," were some of the ideas children came up with when asked how they could help save energy.

It's the little things that help save energy and ideas are coming from Peterson's littlest residents, said Randy Pieper, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron resource efficiency manager.
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Guardian Challenge: Preparing warrior Airmen for battle

What does Guardian Challenge represent for security forces Airmen? First and foremost, it is a tremendous opportunity to prepare our warrior Airmen for battle. Secondly, Guardian Challenge is a competition in which our team will compete at rifle and pistol marksmanship, small unit tactics/mission, and a three mile obstacle course. Team members are selected during a tryout process that includes demonstrations of tactical competency, marksmanship, and a three mile boots and "utes" or uniform run.
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Discovery’s Launch Moves Closer

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery is undergoing final preparation for liftoff Monday at 6:21 a.m. EDT. Technicians at Launch Pad 39A are pressurizing the shuttle's reaction control system and main propulsion system for flight.

As they wrap up their final day at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the STS-131 astronauts are preparing to arrive at Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility tomorrow at about 7 a.m.

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Expedition 23 Soyuz Rollout

The Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft arrived by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, March, 31, 2010. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 23 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov, Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko and NASA Flight Engineer Tracy Caldwell Dyson is scheduled for Friday, April 2, 2010 at 12:04 a.m. Eastern. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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A Subtle Difference

Subtle color differences on Saturn's moon Mimas are apparent in this false-color view of Herschel Crater captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its closest-ever flyby of that moon. The image shows terrain-dependent color variations, particularly the contrast between the bluish materials in and around Herschel Crater and the greenish cast on older, more heavily cratered terrain elsewhere. The origin of the color differences is not yet understood, but may be caused by differences in the surface composition between the two terrains. False color images from Cassini's previous closest encounter, in 2005, also showed such variations. The natural color of Mimas visible to the human eye may be a uniform gray or yellow color, but this mosaic has been contrast-enhanced and shows differences at other wavelengths of light. During this flyby on Feb. 13, 2010, Cassini came within about 5,900 miles of Mimas and these images were obtained with Cassini's narrow-angle camera on that day at a distance of approximately 10,000 miles from Mimas. The images were re-projected into an orthographic map projection. A black and white image, taken in visible light with the wide-angle camera, is used to fill in parts of the mosaic. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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