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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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NASA’s Aqua satellite, built by Northrop Grumman, celebrates 10th year on-orbit

Posted  May 11, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Built by Northrop Grumman, NASA’s Aqua satellite recently marked its 10th year on-orbit, delivering unprecedented data about the Earth’s climate, water cycle and much more. Aqua launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., May 4, 2002. One of the primary satellites in NASA’s Earth Observing System, Aqua is designed to help…

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Overcoming cultural and language barriers in a time of need

Posted  May 11, 2012

Cultural and language barriers can be difficult to overcome for immigrant military members and even more so for the members’ families. This is a true story of the Air Force family helping an Air Force member’s...

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Military wives eligible for vocational scholarships

Posted  May 11, 2012

Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation will offer the Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship to wives of uniformed service members who attend certain vocational training programs in the medical field and meet eligibility requirements. Overall, 22 vocational training scholarships will be awarded, totaling $237,500. Two $30,000 scholarships will be awarded for tuition for…

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Air Force partners with CSULB, ASM Foundation for STEM event

Posted  May 11, 2012

For the first time, a unique partnership between the U.S. Air Force, California State University Long Beach and the professional society of materials science engineers (ASM Foundation) are working together to provide training to regional high school teachers, which will further enhance their ability to teach STEM subjects in their classrooms. A free, five-day STEM…

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Air Force to be honored service during the 53rd Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration

Posted  May 11, 2012

The 53rd Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration will kick off May 18, with military exhibits at a local mall, static display, military and family barbecue, performances by the Air Force Band of the Golden West and Air Force Drill Team, and a parade with this year’s Grand Marshal being the Secretary of the Air…

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A tap on the shoulder

Posted  May 11, 2012

As I was searching for a topic for this article, I realized I needed to look no further than our Air Force Core Values: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. As our unit prepares for an inspection, I decided to focus on the third, but equally important, core value: Excellence…

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I chose AADD

Posted  May 11, 2012

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. It seems like we all know of someone who has gotten a DUI, but I’ve never heard of anyone end a drinking story with, “and then we took Airman Against Drunk Driving home.” Is it because we’re afraid that the word will get back to leadership and we’ll…

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SSPI honors SMC commander with Stellar Award

Posted  April 27, 2012

The Society of Satellite Professionals International honored Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center...

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Commander looks to the future at Space Symposium

Posted  April 27, 2012

The commander of Air Force Space Command addressed a standing-room only crowd at the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, April 17, highlighting accomplishments of the command’s 30-year history, the space budget, and his thoughts for the future...

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CSAF discusses national security space at symposium

Posted  April 27, 2012

The Air Force chief of staff spoke to leaders from industry, academia and the government about the current state of national security space and the U.S. aerospace industrial base at the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 19. In his remarks...

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