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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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Officials implement flexibilities for third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted  April 27, 2012

As the Air Force continues a civilian workforce restructure through voluntary retirement and separation initiatives, officials have instituted new flexibilities to help minimize the impact of downsizing and workforce shaping. Unlike the previous two rounds, the third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay will allow civilians to fill VSIP-created vacancies…

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Northrop Grumman, Space Foundation to create Science Center at Space Foundation headquarters

Posted  April 27, 2012

Northrop Grumman is donating $375,000 to create a science center and teaching lab at the Space Foundation’s Colorado Springs, Colo., world headquarters. To be known as the Northrop Grumman Science Center, the facility will include a Science on a Sphere(TM) laboratory and a teaching facility that will be used for science, technology, engineering and mathematics…

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Northrop Grumman STEM program fosters interest in science and technology for local students

Posted  April 13, 2012

AZUSA, Calif. – Northrop Grumman’s Azusa campus recently hosted the Legoâ„¢ STEM Project competition, to introduce…

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News Briefs April 13, 2012

Posted  April 13, 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 closed…

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Seal Beach joins with community for tree planting

Posted  April 13, 2012

Sailors assigned to Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., and members of the community worked together March 31 to enhance the view at a vacant corner on base near a busy public intersection. Volunteers planted 24 western…

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Airman shares Dr. Seuss with students

Posted  March 30, 2012

On a Friday afternoon, I had the pleasure of participating in “Read Across America” at the beautiful Hermosa View Elementary School. While waiting at the door for the class to get back from lunch, I was inundated with the intrigued thoughts from passing students, such as: “Are you a soldier? Why are you wearing all…

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Hold the line: Truth is hard to hear, but can set you free

Posted  April 13, 2012

As a master sergeant and the newly appointed squadron superintendent, I felt it was important to provide our unit’s airmen with an honest assessment of their performance. Seizing an opportunity, I asked a staff sergeant to come by my office for a chat. The staff sergeant was one of our hardest working NCOs and the…

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Boeing successfully completes parachute drop test of CSTT

Posted  April 13, 2012

Boeing successfully completed a parachute drop test of the company’s Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft April 3 at the Delmar Dry Lake Bed near Alamo, Nev. CST-100 is part of the Boeing Commercial Crew Transportation System, which will provide the United States with the capability to transport people and cargo to the International Space Station, the…

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sites again recognized for excellence in environmental, occupational health, safety management

Posted  April 13, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman announced April 3 its Aerospace Systems sector has earned key distinctions in environmental management and employee health and safety at several locations across the United States. Following careful examination of their environmental management systems, eight sector locations will receive International Organization for Standardization 14001 registration, confirming the sites have…

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First spacecraft flight recorder for Webb telescope delivered to Northrop Grumman

Posted  April 13, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – The solid-state electronics unit that will capture the James Webb Space Telescope’s science and engineering data has been completed and delivered to Northrop Grumman by its teammate SEAKR Engineering, Inc., Centennial, Colo. “Without science data, there would be no mission, so this is a very important milestone for the Webb program,”…

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