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AF members gain PLAYpass use, discount opportunities

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Eric Grill

As summer approaches, eligible Airmen and their families have the opportunity to use the PLAYpass Get Out and PLAY program to save hundreds of dollars with discounts in recreational and life skills classes. PLAYpass cards, valued at more than $500, allow single airmen returning from deployments, families of deployed Airmen and families of Airmen at…

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Chief’s Perspective: Analog leadership in digital times

Posted July 20, 2012 by by CMSgt. James A. Roy

The United States Air Force is the world’s most advanced air, space and cyberspace force. Most of that can be attributed to you – our outstanding airmen – but technology also plays a huge role. Advanced tools help us maintain an advantage…

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Caring for our airmen in times of tragedy

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Jupe Etheridge

Do you have airmen who depend on you? If so, are you ready for when unthinkable tragedy strikes? What about an accidental death, a suicide, battlefield casualty, or even murder? Are you prepared to inform families, friends and coworkers? Prepared or not, the aftermath of that event may be the most emotionally draining thing you…

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Airmen welcomed home

Posted July 6, 2012 by Staff

Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Space and Missile Systems Center commander, and CMSgt. Jonathan Rossetti, 61st Medical Squadron superintendent, lead more than 30 honorees in a Welcome Home...

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Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company realigns operating structure to maximize resources

Posted July 6, 2012 by Staff

Lockheed Martin announced June 28 the reorganization of its Space Systems Company and associated leadership appointments. The new structure marks the latest step in a drive to enhance SSC competitiveness and deliver greater value to customers. Richard F. (Rick) Ambrose, who currently serves as vice president of Information Systems & Global Solutions-National, is rejoining SSC…

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61st ABG welcomes new commander

Posted July 6, 2012 by by Alicia Garges

The 61st Air Base Group at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., has a new commander. Col. Sam McNiel assumed command of the group from Col. Frank Simcox at a June 29 ceremony. Commissioned in 1989...

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Salutes & Awards

SAIC awarded $36 million task order by U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

Posted July 6, 2012 by Staff

Science Applications International Corporation announced June 21 that it was awarded a task order by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center – Space Logistics Directorate to provide consolidated logistics management support in support of Air Force Space Command. The single-award task order has a seven-month base period of performance, two option years…

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New CV earns third star, brings wealth of experience to AFSPC

Posted July 6, 2012 by by MSgt. Kevin Williams

Air Force Space Command welcomed its newest vice commander as he pinned on his third star during a ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., recently. Lt. Gen. John Hyten made his return to AFSPC after ...

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Lockheed Martin commercial GEO satellites surpass 1,000 years in orbit

Posted July 6, 2012 by Staff

The Lockheed Martin commercial geostationary communications satellite fleet has achieved a significant milestone by accumulating 1,000 years of in-orbit operations. JCSAT-13, built for SKY Perfect JSAT, and VINASAT-2, manufactured for Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group, were successfully launched May 15 and are the 100th and 101st satellites in the Lockheed Martin fleet. “Our focus on…

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SMC marks 58th birthday

Posted July 6, 2012 by Staff

The Space and Missile Systems Center’s youngest officer, civilian and enlisted airman are joined by Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, SMC commander, Douglas Loverro, SMC executive director, and...

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