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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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A.F. drill team performs at Disneyland during Armed Forces weekend

Posted  June 8, 2012

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team participated in the Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration weekend May 18-20 and concluded their stay in Southern California by going to Disneyland. Thousands of...

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Salutes & Awards

Northrop Grumman awards $10,000 engineering scholarships

Posted  June 8, 2012

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has announced the winners of its fifth annual Engineering Scholars program for graduating high school seniors in the greater Woodland Hills community planning...

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53rd Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration shows Blue

Posted  June 8, 2012

The 53rd Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration drew thousands of people from May 18-20. This year was especially significant for the Air Force; it was designated as the honored service. The Air Force participation stretched from military…

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Leadership – it’s not rocket science, it’s harder

Posted  June 8, 2012

“It’s not rocket science!” How often do we hear that about something? It’s a pretty common phrase to indicate that something is not as difficult as you may think. While I am willing to bet that rocket science is difficult, I am positive that leadership is not easy. Yep, leadership is certainly not rocket science….

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Leading in our fiscal environment

Posted  June 8, 2012

While executing a few mission rehearsals in the middle of the African desert, one of my men was returning to our rally point on his all-terrain vehicle and was being a little too aggressive in his maneuvers. Sure enough, he ended up in the dirt with the ATV alongside him. The rest of the team…

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Boeing delivers Royal Air Force’s 8th C-17

Posted  May 25, 2012

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered the United Kingdom’s eighth C-17 Globemaster III to the Royal Air Force May 18 during a ceremony at the company’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. “I’m honored...

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Four C-17 airlifters delivered to United Arab Emirates in 2011

Posted  May 25, 2012

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered a fifth C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence earlier...

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Salutes & Awards

SMC commander named AIAA fellow

Posted  May 25, 2012

Space and Missile Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski receives a certificate from American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics President Brian Dailey inducting the general as a...

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Lockheed Martin orbits 100th, 101st commercial geo satellites with successful launch

Posted  May 25, 2012

The 100th and 101st Lockheed Martin commercial geostationary communication satellites have been successfully placed in orbit ...

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Knowing common hiring authorities critical in filling civilian positions

Posted  May 25, 2012

As the Air Force continues to reform its hiring processes, hiring managers can make better, timelier decisions when they understand which hiring authorities they should use when recruiting new employees. Hiring appointment authorities provide managers with the legal means to hire employees via a new appointment, transfer or reinstatement. Ensuring managers understand the most frequently…

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