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Lockheed Martin-built infrared surveillance satellite launched successfully

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The U.S. Air Force’s second Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-2) spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, was successfully launched today at 5:21 p.m., EDT, March 19 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The SBIRS program delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared…

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2012 Air Force Climate Survey coming soon

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Jon Hanson

Air Force active duty, Reserve, Guard, appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund civilians have an opportunity to voice their concerns to leadership during the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey, which kicks off May 14 and runs through June 22. The chief of staff of the Air Force-directed survey enables Air Force personnel to provide feedback to…

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Cody named next Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

Posted November 9, 2012 by

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III has named Chief Master Sgt. James A. Cody to serve as the 17th chief master sergeant of the Air Force. Cody will assume his new position on Feb. 1, following the Jan. 31 retirement of current Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy….

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Fourth Boeing GPS IIF satellite joins constellation on orbit

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With the May 125 launch of the fourth GPS IIF satellite, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force continue modernizing the Global Positioning System that millions of people worldwide rely on as a navigation and timing resource.

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Total Force Personnel Services Customer Experience survey launches June 22

Posted June 22, 2012 by by TSgt. Steve Grever

Air Force officials will distribute an online survey June 22 to to solicit feedback about user’s experiences using the myPers-Total Force Service Center and myPers website. Thousands of Regular Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilian members will be asked for their participation in the survey. Mary McAfee, the quality assurance project…

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Air Force splits space, missile career field for officers

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The Air Force has split the space and missile career field in an effort to ensure more focused development for officers performing these critical missions in increasingly complex operational environments, Air Force officials announced Feb. 15. Under the old construct, more than 50 percent of space-coded company grade officers’ development time was spent as a…

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Small satellites on a BIG Mission: Air Force launches high-tech NanoSats

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In its 60 year history, the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has successfully launched some of the largest and most sophisticated satellites ever created.

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CSAF: Total force integration key to increased effectiveness

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Maj. Michael Meridith

“Total Force Integration allows us to leverage Air Reserve Component experience, improve access to aircraft, encourage retention, and increase total force effectiveness,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz during opening remarks…

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Proud to be an American airman

Posted August 2, 2012 by by MSgt. Angelita ColÛn-Francia

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz met with media July 24 in the Pentagon to share his thoughts about his nearly 40 years of military service in the Air Force and four years as the Air Force’s senior...

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United Launch Alliance successfully launches second Space-Based Infrared System satellite to orbit for the U.S. Air Force

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched the second Space-Based Infrared System GEO-2 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 5:21 p.m., EDT, March 19 from Space Launch Complex-41.

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