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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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Air Force to be honored service during the 53rd Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration

Posted  May 11, 2012

The 53rd Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration will kick off May 18, with military exhibits at a local mall, static display, military and family barbecue, performances by the Air Force Band of the Golden West and Air Force Drill Team, and a parade with this year’s Grand Marshal being the Secretary of the Air…

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Air Force partners with CSULB, ASM Foundation for STEM event

Posted  May 11, 2012

For the first time, a unique partnership between the U.S. Air Force, California State University Long Beach and the professional society of materials science engineers (ASM Foundation) are working together to provide training to regional high school teachers, which will further enhance their ability to teach STEM subjects in their classrooms. A free, five-day STEM…

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Military wives eligible for vocational scholarships

Posted  May 11, 2012

Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation will offer the Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship to wives of uniformed service members who attend certain vocational training programs in the medical field and meet eligibility requirements. Overall, 22 vocational training scholarships will be awarded, totaling $237,500. Two $30,000 scholarships will be awarded for tuition for…

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Overcoming cultural and language barriers in a time of need

Posted  May 11, 2012

Cultural and language barriers can be difficult to overcome for immigrant military members and even more so for the members’ families. This is a true story of the Air Force family helping an Air Force member’s...

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NASA’s Aqua satellite, built by Northrop Grumman, celebrates 10th year on-orbit

Posted  May 11, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Built by Northrop Grumman, NASA’s Aqua satellite recently marked its 10th year on-orbit, delivering unprecedented data about the Earth’s climate, water cycle and much more. Aqua launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., May 4, 2002. One of the primary satellites in NASA’s Earth Observing System, Aqua is designed to help…

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Air Force officials launch myPers

Posted  May 25, 2012

The Air Force Personnel Services website is now known as myPers and has a new address. Airmen can access myPers via a secure link, https://mypers.af.mil, to use existing personnel services information and transaction applications. All transactions are conducted within a secure environment, officials said, who remind Airmen to use the “https” prefix when entering the…

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Survey allows airmen to speak frankly to leaders

Posted  May 25, 2012

Would you like to tell your leaders what you think? You have that opportunity through the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey. The survey officially kicked off May 13, and soon all airmen will receive email invitations with a personalized link to enable them to share their thoughts, said Nicole Gamez, Air Force Manpower Agency. The…

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SMC vice commander speaks at Muscle Beach Memorial Day

Posted  June 8, 2012

Bodybuilders and the military came together to celebrate Memorial Day on Venice’s Muscle Beach in an uniquely Southern California way during the Annual Muscle Beach Classic, May 28. This year’s military...

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World

Northrop Grumman supplying integrated bridge systems for new Swedish coast guard

Posted  June 8, 2012

Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit is supplying advanced integrated bridge systems for the new class of patrol boats being built for the Swedish Coast Guard. The IBS for the new Swedish patrol boats is based on Northrop Grumman’s advanced VisionMaster FT(TM) technology, which integrates the vessels’ navigation and ship control functions in a secure…

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Boeing, Raytheon, Harris to pursue GPS control segment sustainment contract

Posted  June 8, 2012

Boeing is leading a U.S. industry team that includes Raytheon and Harris Corporation to pursue future development and sustainment work on the Air Force GPS Control Segment Sustainment contract. The control segment is the ground hardware and software that controls the space vehicles and their payloads. The GCSS contract will extend the current GPS Operational…

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