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Peterson recognizes Earth Day

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Twins Jayden and Olivia Linta help Mark Dobbs, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, fill a bag with trash and debris from northbound Powers Boulevard during the 21st Space Wing’s trash pickup event April 22, 2011 to recognize Earth Day. Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 and that year an estimated 22 million people participated in events throughout the United States. This year, an estimated 1 billion people in more than 180 countries were expected to celebrate Earth Day. The 21st Space Wing celebrated Earth Day with a number of events including a tree-planting ceremony, energy awareness booths at the BX, and a youth poster contest. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rob Bussard)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Twins Jayden and Olivia Linta help Mark Dobbs, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, fill a bag with trash and debris from northbound Powers Boulevard during the 21st Space Wing’s trash pickup event April 22, 2011 to recognize Earth Day. Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 and that year an estimated 22 million people participated in events throughout the United States. This year, an estimated 1 billion people in more than 180 countries were expected to celebrate Earth Day. The 21st Space Wing celebrated Earth Day with a number of events including a tree-planting ceremony, energy awareness booths at the BX, and a youth poster contest. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rob Bussard)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brenda Wasielewski, from the Colorado State Forest Service, directs children from the Peterson Child Development Center as they take turns shoveling dirt to help plant three new Colorado blue spruce trees at the R.P. Lee Youth Center April 22, 2011 in celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day. Col. Stephen N. Whiting, 21st Space Wing commander, accepted a “Tree City USA Award” for Peterson Air Force Base’s Tree City USA status, which it earned for its forestry program. Peterson AFB has been a Tree City USA since 1994. Colonel Whiting thanked the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron for its work on the base forestry program and called Peterson a flagship base in the Air Force. The 21st Space Wing celebrated Earth Day with a number of events including a trash pickup, energy awareness booths at the BX, and a youth poster contest. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robb Lingley)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brenda Wasielewski, from the Colorado State Forest Service, directs children from the Peterson Child Development Center as they take turns shoveling dirt to help plant three new Colorado blue spruce trees at the R.P. Lee Youth Center April 22, 2011 in celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day. Col. Stephen N. Whiting, 21st Space Wing commander, accepted a “Tree City USA Award” for Peterson Air Force Base’s Tree City USA status, which it earned for its forestry program. Peterson AFB has been a Tree City USA since 1994. Colonel Whiting thanked the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron for its work on the base forestry program and called Peterson a flagship base in the Air Force. The 21st Space Wing celebrated Earth Day with a number of events including a trash pickup, energy awareness booths at the BX, and a youth poster contest. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robb Lingley)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – About 210 Airmen and Department of Defense civilians take off for a 5- or 10- kilometer run April 22, 2011 behind the Peterson Sports and Fitness Center in celebration of Earth Day and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The 21st Space Wing hosted a number of events to celebrate Earth Day, including a tree-planting ceremony and trash pickup. The wing also hosted guest speakers in April in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The two events culminated with the run, for which participants also received free Sexual Assault Awareness Month T-shirts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robb Lingley)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – About 210 Airmen and Department of Defense civilians take off for a 5- or 10- kilometer run April 22, 2011 behind the Peterson Sports and Fitness Center in celebration of Earth Day and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The 21st Space Wing hosted a number of events to celebrate Earth Day, including a tree-planting ceremony and trash pickup. The wing also hosted guest speakers in April in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The two events culminated with the run, for which participants also received free Sexual Assault Awareness Month T-shirts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robb Lingley)

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