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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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ABG builds morale with spirit run

Posted  October 26, 2012

Members of the 61st Air Base Group, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., participate in a spirit run Oct. 3.  

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Lockheed Martin radar, MILSATCOM programs receive DOD awards

Posted  October 26, 2012

Lockheed Martin has won two of five awards given annually by the Department of Defense and the National Defense Industrial Association for excellence in systems engineering. The awards, presented at the NDIA Systems Engineering Conference in San Diego, are assessed on 2011 performance and recognize effective implementation of systems engineering best practices to achieve program…

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Space command convenes accident investigation

Posted  October 26, 2012

Air Force Space Command commander Gen. William Shelton has ordered an Accident Investigation Board to investigate why a Delta IV RL-10B-2 upper stage engine did not perform as expected during the Oct. 4 launch of a GPS IIF satellite. “While the launch was ultimately successful, the time-honored rigor and earnest process of an AIB will…

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Air Force leaders issue Veterans Day message

Posted  November 9, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the following Veterans Day message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force: “Our Air Force’s success is founded in the sacrifice of generations who served before….

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Staying proficient, staying ready

Posted  November 9, 2012

Airmen typically qualify on their primary weapons before deploying; however some airmen carrying out dangerous duties require follow-on qualifications while downrange. TSgt. Lester Yost and SSgt. Nathan Warren, 451st Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron combat arms training and maintenance specialists, ensure that those airmen remain proficient on their weapons before going outside the wire. “In order…

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Former AFMC commander named TD White Award winner

Posted  November 9, 2012

A former vice chief of staff and commander of Air Force Materiel Command received the Air Force Academy’s Thomas D. White National Defense Award in a ceremony at the Air Force Academy Oct. 25. Retired Gen. Lester Lyles received the award for his involvement with the president’s Intelligence Advisory Board and the Defense Science Board,…

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My educational journey Take advantage of the benefits available to you

Posted  November 9, 2012

One of the saddest things I’ve witnessed during my 35 years with the Air Force – including over 23 years active duty, as a contractor, and now as an Air Force civilian – has been people who stay with our service as a career, yet never use the many educational benefits available to them. My…

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I ask myself this: Did I do enough?

Posted  October 26, 2012

It was a typical Saturday morning for my family. As typical as it can be when you are a dual-military blended family and your better half is deployed overseas. We had gotten up, done our household chores, attended guitar lessons, and were on the road to Orlando when I got a call that I’ll never…

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Teamwork affects us all

Posted  October 12, 2012

Imagine you’re deployed. Your base has been mortared and you are leading a post attack sweep team. The very lives of your team depend on the collective actions of each team member. Think about what would happen if one person acted alone. Now, imagine you are recalled and standing in a deployment line. You’re depending…

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Boeing receives $2 billion C-17 aircraft sustainment contract

Posted  October 12, 2012

Boeing will continue assuring the worldwide availability of C-17 aircraft, which provide vital military and humanitarian airlift capability, through a $2 billion follow-on contract it recently received from the U.S. Department of Defense. The C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program provides support services such as forecasting, purchasing and material management for the C-17 and all…

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