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Space superiority remains vital to national security

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Carlin Leslie Gen. William Shelton reviews his notes before testifying April 3, 2014, in front of the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on strategic forces, in Washington, D.C. Shelton is the Air Force Space Command commander, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Gen. William Shelton, the†commander of†Air Force Space Command, highlighted…

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Fourth AEHF protected communications satellite begins integration months ahead of schedule

The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite produced by Lockheed Martin is taking shape after early deliveries of its payload and propulsion core. AEHF-4, expected to launch in 2017, will enable the constellation to reach full operational capability.

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Northrop Grumman ships payload module two months early for AEHF satellite

Northrop Grumman Corporation continued its record of shipping Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite payload modules ahead of schedule when the fourth arrived Feb. 11, nearly two months early, at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., AEHF system prime contractor.

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Increased space, cyber threats top concerns for AF Space Command

Gen. William L. Shelton, Commander of Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., addresses Air Force Association Members during the Pacific Air and Space Symposium in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013. Shelton discussed the importance of space and cyberspace operations and the foundational capability they provide to our nation and joint military…

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Lockheed Martin GPS III successfully communicates With GPS constellation

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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Salutes & Awards

Boeing honors 17 suppliers for exceptional excellence

Posted  April 26, 2013

Boeing honored 16 companies and one university last night with its Supplier of the Year awards, recognizing those organizations’ exceptional performance and contributions to Boeing’s success during 2012. The awards are based on meeting or exceeding quality, on-time delivery, post-delivery support and affordability goals, and demonstrating the ability to anticipate and respond to changing requirements….

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Events

Service members honored at LA Kings game

Posted  April 26, 2013

Air Force photograph by Sarah Corrice Service members stand on center ice at the LA Kings hockey game, April 21. Service members were honored as Heroes of the Game prior to the start of the LA Kings vs. Dallas Stars Hockey game at the Staples Center, April 21. The Kings and the USO pay tribute…

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NASA announces 2012 small business industry awards

Posted  April 26, 2013

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden April 23 recognized three companies as winners of the agency’s 2012 Small Business Industry Awards. The Small Business Industry Award Program highlights a large business prime contractor, a small business prime contractor and a small business subcontractor for outstanding support to NASA in achieving the agency’s mission during the fiscal year….

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Health & Safety

Motorcycle Safety Day Held

Posted  April 26, 2013

Air Force photograph by Van Ha Riders inspect motorcycles during Los Angeles AFBís annual Motorcycle Safety Day, April 15. The event included safety briefings from the Los Angeles County Coronerís Office, Aerospace Motorcycle Club and the Academy of Motorcycle Operation, and a guided mentorship ride.

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Events

Auschwitz survivor speaks

Posted  April 26, 2013

Holocaust Survivor, Regina Hirsch, shares her story of survival at Auschwitz at the Space and Missiles Systems Center’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 17.  

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Health & Safety

Launch, Range team wins Air Force safety award

Posted  May 10, 2013

The Space and Missile Systems Centerís Launch and Range Systems Safety Team is this year’s winner of the Air Force Chief of Safety Space Safety Award. The team was one of two Air Force Space Command-level winners to take the top spot at the Air Force-level. The other team being the Air Force Network Integration…

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Voluntary separation programs continue through August

Posted  April 12, 2013

Eligible officers and enlisted members have until Aug. 1 to submit their application for separation under the fiscal 2013 voluntary force management programs, Air Force officials reminded Airmen today. Announced in February, fiscal year 2013 force management programs support the Air Force effort to reduce manning to the authorized end-strength by Sept. 30. Officer programs,…

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Lockheed Martin team completes Delta PDR for Next GPS III satellite capabilities

Posted  April 12, 2013

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a Delta Preliminary Design Review for the next Global Positioning System III satellite vehicles planned under the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III program. The GPS III program will affordably replace aging GPS satellites, while improving capability to meet the evolving demands of military, commercial and civilian users. GPS III satellites…

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Commentary

If it isn’t you, it’s the person next to you

Posted  April 12, 2013

“Hey sexy … you single?” I turned to see a fellow airman in training; standing about 5 foot 8 inches tall, dark hair and eyes. Over the next four months, I heard this fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times. It wasn’t just me he had an eye for; it…

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AF survey looks at community programs’ effectiveness

Posted  April 12, 2013

The 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey launched Mar. 5, and this time includes reservists, guardsmen and spouses. The assessment is designed to assist chaplains and people working in installation-level Airman and family readiness centers, family advocacy programs, health and wellness centers, mental health clinics and child and youth programs to better meet the needs…

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