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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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SMC airmen lend a hand at Operation U.S. Mint

Posted  April 27, 2012

Capt. Adam Zanotti passes a box of Girl Scout cookies to a young girl assisting in Operation U.S. Mint April 17, 2012. Operation U.S. Mint is a partnership between the Girls Scouts organization and the United Services Organization to donate Girl Scout cookies to the U.S. military. More than 18,000…

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News Briefs April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 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…

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Chief’s perspective: Now is the time for bold leadership

Posted  April 27, 2012

Enlisted Airmen, A week ago I sent an email message titled Leadership vs. Policy to Command Chiefs and Career Field Managers. You may have seen that message, or parts of it, but I’d like to take the opportunity to address it with you directly. The theme of the message was that too much arbitrary guidance…

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Sexual assault message to Airmen

Posted  April 27, 2012

Fellow Airmen: Sexual Assault Awareness Month reminds us to renew our collective and individual commitment to our core values and to focus on promoting an environment that prevents sexual assault. Sexual assault is criminal behavior that violates the basic tenets of our profession. There is no place in our Air Force for this crime. All…

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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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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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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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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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