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Air Force refocuses pollution, waste efforts

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Michael Briggs

Air Force leaders recently refocused their pollution prevention and waste elimination efforts with a new policy aimed at gaining efficiencies. A policy memo co-signed April 27 by Air Force Vice Chief of Staff...

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Second AEHF satellite successfully arrives on orbit

Posted August 20, 2012 by

The second Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite, launched May 4 by the U.S. Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center and 45th Space Wing, successfully arrived at its geostationary-orbit test location at approximately 3:30 p.m., PDT, Aug. 10....

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Northrop Grumman, Los Angeles Kings light the lamp for STEM education curing National Engineers Week

Posted March 1, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Los Angeles Kings television color commentator Jim Fox skates with a student at Northrop Grumman’s “Science of Hockey” event held Feb. 22 during National Engineers Week in El Segundo, Calif. Using Newton’s three laws of motion to explain how hockey players are able to quickly stop and pass the puck, shoot a…

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Boeing all-electric satellite passes critical design review

Posted August 9, 2013 by

The first Boeing\electric-powered satellite, the 702 Small Platform (702SP), has passed its Critical Design Review, allowing the new program to move two satellites into assembly, integration and testing.

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First SBIRS satellite exceeding performance expectations after one year on orbit

Posted June 8, 2012 by

The first Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite, launched May 7, 2012, is exceeding performance expectations and is on schedule to achieve operational...

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Former AFMC commander named TD White Award winner

Posted November 9, 2012 by Don Branum

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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Nominations accepted for Portraits in Courage

Posted March 29, 2013 by

Now through May 1, nominations are being accepted and reviewed for Portraits in Courage, Vol. 8. “Portraits in Courage is a Chief of Staff initiative designed to tell airmen’s stories of courage, valor, and heroism. Our Airmen do the impossible every day. These narratives embody our warrior ethos and personify the Air Force Vision. There’s…

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Small satellites on a BIG Mission: Air Force launches high-tech NanoSats

Posted November 22, 2013 by

In its 60 year history, the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has successfully launched some of the largest and most sophisticated satellites ever created.

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Air Force, Lockheed Martin complete final system tests for critical missile warning satellite

Posted April 13, 2012 by

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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Senior leaders represent base at July 4th events

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

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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