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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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Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer

Posted  November 9, 2012

Team Offers Navy Customer Cutting-Edge Technology and Decades of Experience in Airborne Electronic Attack BETHPAGE, N.Y. and CLIFTON, N.J., Nov. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and ITT Exelis (NYSE:XLS) are teaming to bring together the best of industry to offer unique solutions for the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) program….

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Air Force leaders issue holiday message

Posted  December 21, 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 holiday message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force: The holiday season is a perfect time to celebrate the many blessings that we enjoy…

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Third Boeing GPS IIF begins operation after early handover to U.S. Air Force

Posted  December 21, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – A third Boeing GPS IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and is now part of the active 31-satellite GPS constellation, providing improved performance for both military and civilian users. GPS IIF-3, now designated SVN-65, is being operated by the 50th Space Wing’s 2nd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base,…

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SMC commander speakers to veterans’ group

Posted  February 15, 2013

Air Force photograph by Hien Vu Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Space and Missile Systems Center commander, speaks at the American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 4. She spoke about the evolution of space capabilities in support of U.S. Armed Forces in wars and conflicts since World War I to an audience of nearly…

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Local Briefs: February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

LULAC award nominees sought The Air Force is seeking nominations for the 2013 League of the Latin American Citizens Excellence Award, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Feb. 12 . The award honors individual civilian employees and military members who supported the DOD mission or overseas contingency operations, or whose activities best demonstrate the core…

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The Avengers assemble in Exchange and Marvel’s latest military-only free comic

Posted  February 22, 2013

Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, and Black Widow are all making their way to military installations around the world via one million free comic books published exclusively for the Armed Forces by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Marvel Custom Solutions. The new full-color comic, titled “Double Vision,” opens five years in the…

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Changes to TRICARE Prime Service Areas

Posted  February 22, 2013

Prime Service Areas are geographic areas where TRICARE Prime is offered. These PSAs were created to ensure the medical readiness of the active duty force by augmenting the capability of military hospitals and clinics. Effective Oct. 1, 2013, TRICARE Prime will no longer be available to beneficiaries living in certain areas of the United States…

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Drivers continue to find road bumpy after answering automobile ads

Posted  February 22, 2013

An individual or individuals claiming to be “Exchange Inc.” have been placing advertisements in auto magazines and commercial newspapers, leading Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers to believe they’re purchasing a vehicle through the Department of Defense retailer. “This has been a problem for the past few months where someone is using the Exchange’s…

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SMC/LR’s safety team wins Air Force Space Command Space Crew of Distinction Award

Posted  February 22, 2013

“Managing space debris is part of the National Space Policy,” said Capt. Raymond Scholz, Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle System Safety Manager. In a world where the benefits of space permeate almost every facet of our lives, we must manage to keep that environment as clean and as safe as possible, he explained. Among many significant…

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Air Force releases criteria for new combat medal

Posted  February 22, 2013

Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Distinguished Warfare Medal Feb. 15, following defense officials’ announcement of the new decoration days prior. The DWM will be awarded to honor individuals for single acts of extraordinary achievement, not involving acts of valor, that directly impact combat or other military operations approved by the secretary…

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