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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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AF members gain PLAYpass use, discount opportunities

Posted  July 20, 2012

As summer approaches, eligible Airmen and their families have the opportunity to use the PLAYpass Get Out and PLAY program to save hundreds of dollars with discounts in recreational and life skills classes. PLAYpass cards, valued at more than $500, allow single airmen returning from deployments, families of deployed Airmen and families of Airmen at…

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Northrop Grumman donates printers to Los Angeles area schools

Posted  July 20, 2012

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility recently donated more than 60 lightly used printers and copy machines to Value Schools, a nonprofit corporation that operates two...

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Senior leaders represent base at July 4th events

Posted  July 20, 2012

Air Force photograph by Sarah Corrice Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Space and Missiles Systems Center commander, and her daughters Jennifer and Laura wave to the crowds during the Huntington Beach...

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Salutes & Awards

White House launches SAVE Award competition

Posted  July 20, 2012

The White House’s fourth annual Securing Americans Value and Efficiency Award competition launched July 10 as part of the Obama administration’s ongoing effort to modernize government. The SAVE Award will run July 10-24. In 2009, the president established the SAVE Award to seek cost-cutting ideas directly from federal employees. According to Deputy Secretary of Defense…

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NASA selects Space Launch System advanced booster proposals

Posted  July 20, 2012

NASA has selected six proposals to improve the affordability, reliability and performance of an advanced booster for the Space Launch System. The awardees will develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for SLS, a heavy-lift rocket that will provide an entirely new capability for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit. “The initial SLS heavy-lift rocket…

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Commentary

Strengthening our core

Posted  August 2, 2012

The greatest threat to the United States Air Force right now is not external. It is from within. The allegations of sexual misconduct at Lackland Air Force Base [Texas] splashed across the news will undoubtedly be fully investigated and criminal behavior will be prosecuted appropriately. The victims will be heard and they will be cared…

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