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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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Base personnel take part in local Read Across America events

Posted  March 30, 2012

Approximately 20 Los Angeles AFB military and civilian personnel read to students at various schools across the south bay during the annual Read Across America celebration. March 2 was Dr. Seuss’ birthday and most of the events were themed around his stories and held on his actual birthday. This year, base personnel and their family…

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Sexual assault message to Airmen

Posted  April 27, 2012

Fellow Airmen: Sexual Assault Awareness Month reminds us to renew our collective and individual commitment to our core values and to focus on promoting an environment that prevents sexual assault. Sexual assault is criminal behavior that violates the basic tenets of our profession. There is no place in our Air Force for this crime. All…

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Chief’s perspective: Now is the time for bold leadership

Posted  April 27, 2012

Enlisted Airmen, A week ago I sent an email message titled Leadership vs. Policy to Command Chiefs and Career Field Managers. You may have seen that message, or parts of it, but I’d like to take the opportunity to address it with you directly. The theme of the message was that too much arbitrary guidance…

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News Briefs April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

Breakfast on the Run The Tierra Vista staff wants residents to start their day with breakfast April 27.  They will be at the entrance and exit areas of Pacific Crest, Pacific Heights and Fort MacArthur starting at 6:30 a.m.  For more information, call (310) 241-6184. Office closed The Tierra Vista Community Management Office will be…

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SMC airmen lend a hand at Operation U.S. Mint

Posted  April 27, 2012

Capt. Adam Zanotti passes a box of Girl Scout cookies to a young girl assisting in Operation U.S. Mint April 17, 2012. Operation U.S. Mint is a partnership between the Girls Scouts organization and the United Services Organization to donate Girl Scout cookies to the U.S. military. More than 18,000…

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Holocaust survivor shares her “miracle” story

Posted  April 27, 2012

Holocaust survivor Regina Hirsch shared her terrifying experiences and the miracle of survival during the Space and Missile Systems Center Holocaust Observance, April 18 at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. The purpose of the observance is to reflect upon and never forget...

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Self-service requests available for civilians online

Posted  April 27, 2012

Air Force civilians are now able to request updates to their personnel records through an online self-service initiative. Air Force Personnel Center human resources officials here launched an initiative that allows civilians to submit online requests for name change and veterans preference inquiries. Previously, these requests were made by contacting a local civilian personnel office….

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DOD announces new teleworking policy

Posted  April 27, 2012

The Department of Defense announced April 20 a new teleworking policy for the civilian workforce. Changes made to the existing telework policy were prompted by the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 and will help DOD to achieve greater flexibility in managing its workforce through the use of telework. The policy requires the heads of the…

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Lockheed Martin completes assembly of Near Infrared Camera for space telescope

Posted  April 27, 2012

Lockheed Martin, under a contract from the University of Arizona, has completed assembly of the Near Infrared Camera Instrument Modules. NIRCam is the prime near-infrared imaging instrument for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The work was done at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto, Calif., where environmental testing is about…

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VA increases mental health care workforce

Posted  April 27, 2012

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will add approximately 1,600 clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers – as well as nearly 300 support staff, to its existing mental health workforce of 20,590, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced April 19. The staff increase is part of an ongoing review of…

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