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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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Early retirement offered to select enlisted airmen

Posted  April 13, 2012

Air Force officials announced an application window for targeted early retirements for enlisted airmen. Eligible airmen will have 15-19 years of service in fiscal 2012 and be in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields. The Temporary Early Retirement Authority application window will be open April 10-30 in order to…

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CSAF: Total force integration key to increased effectiveness

Posted  April 13, 2012

“Total Force Integration allows us to leverage Air Reserve Component experience, improve access to aircraft, encourage retention, and increase total force effectiveness,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz during opening remarks…

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DARPA seeks robot enthusiasts (and you) to face off for $2 million prize

Posted  April 13, 2012

As iconic symbols of the future, robots rank high with flying cars and starships, but basic robots are already in use in emergency response, industry, defense, healthcare…

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Northrop Grumman hosts civic day event to celebrate 50 years in Woodland Hills

Posted  April 13, 2012

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman hosted government and business leaders at an event last week to mark the 50th anniversary of the company’s Woodland…

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Air Force, Lockheed Martin complete final system tests for critical missile warning satellite

Posted  April 13, 2012

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a major milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s second Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite. The milestone, known as the…

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Delta IV-Medium lofts classified satellite from Vandenberg

Posted  April 13, 2012

Following a five-day delay that allowed technicians to complete a precautionary review of the upper stage engine, a Delta 4 rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, Calif., April 3. The launch…

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Northrop Grumman’s key spacecraft structure for Webb telescope passes design review

Posted  April 27, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope continues to move ahead rapidly, with Northrop Grumman completing engineering design of the structure that supports the sunshield and keeps it aligned. The sunshield support structure has passed its Critical Design Review and is now ready to be manufactured. The structure will hold the sunshield in…

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Labor Department paves job path for service members, vets

Posted  June 22, 2012

Department of Labor officials are reaching out to let transitioning service members and veterans know about the department’s many training programs to give them a successful path to employment. From workshops to job fairs and one-on-one training, DOL is committed to connecting veterans with jobs, Junior Ortiz, DOL’s deputy assistant secretary for Veterans’ Employment, told…

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Northrop Grumman sponsors collaborative engineering project

Posted  August 2, 2012

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has partnered with two California State University schools to sponsor a year-long student...

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SMC commander presents Congressional Gold Medal

Posted  August 20, 2012

Photograph courtesy of Torrance City Cable Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., presents a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal to Torrance resident and Tuskegee Airman Walter Crenshaw at the Torrance City Council meeting, July 24. The medal was awarded to the…

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