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

Posted November 22, 2013 by

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

Posted March 22, 2013 by

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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Air Force refocuses pollution, waste efforts

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Michael Briggs

Air Force leaders recently refocused their pollution prevention and waste elimination efforts with a new policy aimed at gaining efficiencies. A policy memo co-signed April 27 by Air Force Vice Chief of Staff...

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Air Force secretary addresses rebalance to the Pacific

Posted November 30, 2012 by Master Sgt. Angelita Colón-Francia

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley spoke about the Air Force’s role in the U.S. defense strategy to rebalance to the Asia-Pacific during the Air Force Association’s Global Warfare Symposium in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 16. Donley closed the symposium, which gathered more than 320 airmen, industry officials and Air Force Association members together…

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GPS system improved as new Boeing satellite enters service

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The Global Positioning System, which †millions of people use every day for precise navigation and timing, recently became more accurate and reliable as the fourth Boeing GPS IIF satellite began operating in the U.S. Air Force network. Launched May 15, that satellite was handed over to the Air Force after 19…

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Northrop Grumman awarded $108 million Air Force contract

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a three-year, $108 million contract to develop and implement cryptography upgrades as part of the intercontinental ballistic missile cryptography upgrade II engineering and manufacturing development program. This work will occur in Clearfield, Utah, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Colorado Springs, Colo. “Northrop Grumman has worked hand in hand…

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New medal to retain place in order of precedence

Posted February 22, 2013 by Jim Garamone

The new Distinguished Warfare Medal will retain its place in the order of precedence among military decorations, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Feb. 19. Much of the public discussion of the new medal has centered on its precedence. It ranks below the Distinguished Flying Cross and above the Bronze Star. “We are not diminishing…

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Lockheed Martin GPS III successfully communicates With GPS constellation

Posted November 22, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed, a full-sized, functional GPS III satellite prototype, now at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., recently communicated via cross-links with Air Force flight-like hardware simulators for the GPS IIR, GPS IIR-M, and GPS IIF satellites, which make up the bulk of the current GPS satellite…

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