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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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Senior leaders represent base at July 4th events

Posted  July 20, 2012

Air Force photograph by Sarah Corrice Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Space and Missiles Systems Center commander, and her daughters Jennifer and Laura wave to the crowds during the Huntington Beach...

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Northrop Grumman donates printers to Los Angeles area schools

Posted  July 20, 2012

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility recently donated more than 60 lightly used printers and copy machines to Value Schools, a nonprofit corporation that operates two...

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AF members gain PLAYpass use, discount opportunities

Posted  July 20, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted  July 6, 2012

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

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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