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Col. Burton Catledge, 45th Operations Group commander and Lt. Col. Jason Havel, Detachment 3 commander, cut the ribbon to the recently renovated Human Spaceflight Support Operations Center (SOC), to symbolize America’s transition from a government operated space program to a blended mission with the addition of commercially-operated crewed spaceflight programs. The $485,000 yearlong project created a state-of-the-art communications hub used for the Department of Defense’s human spaceflight support missions from the SOC, which is an extension of the Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. It hosts a worldwide command and control capability for Department of Defense rescue forces through a combination of radio frequencies, specialized internet applications, texting, satellite and secure and unsecure voice through the SOC's 10 workstations, 20 DOD circuits and 20 NASA specific circuits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Phil Sunkel)) 45th Space Wing cuts into a new era of space exploration

0 7/07
2017
The Air Force Medical Service is launching a mobile app that will let users access the news and information available on the AFMS website right from their smartphones. New Air Force health mobile app available for patients
The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
0 7/06
2017
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Iron Mike returns victorious from a Guardian Challenge in 1998 as senior wing personnel greet the team’s arrival.  The second costume was an upgrade, compliments of Laird Jeffrey Burn, Old Buittle Castle, Scotland, who worked with Dr. David Bullock, 21st Space Wing History Office chief, on the project. (Courtesy photo) Regal representation: Iron Mike is face of the 21st Space Wing
Iron Mike the Knight has been the face of the 21st Space Wing dating back almost to its stand up. But where did he come from? Whose idea was it and where did he get his knightly apparel?
0 6/30
2017
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Vice President Mike Pence greets Air Force Space Command Commander General Jay Raymond, June 23, 2017. Pence visited Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station for a closer look at how space plays an integral role in military operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher DeWitt) Vice President visits front range for day with space
Vice President Michael Pence made history by being the first vice president to send a payload command to a Global Positioning System satellite, Friday, June 23, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.
0 6/24
2017
June is PTSD awareness month. The Air Force Medical Service is employing treatments for PTSD that makes a real difference in the lives of Airmen suffering from this invisible wound of war. PTSD treatment confronts the trauma behind the disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder is considered one of the “signature wounds” of the current conflicts in the Middle East. But many people may not know that there are highly effective treatments for this invisible wound being deployed at Air Force hospitals and clinics today. It’s normal to feel stressed and anxious after a traumatic event. For
0 6/22
2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense June 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  The subcommittee hearing was held to discuss the fiscal year 2018 budget request for the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force leaders continue to emphasize air and space priorities on Capitol Hill
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein briefed congressional leaders on the Senate’s Defense Appropriations Committee on the future of air and space power during testimony on Capitol Hill June 21.
0 6/21
2017
Col. Devin Pepper, 21st Operations Group commander, hands the 12th Space Warning Squadron guidon Lt. Col. Carl Bottolfson at a change of command ceremony, June 8, 2017, at Thule Air Base, Greenland. The 12th SWS provides critical, real-time warning of ballistic missile attacks against North America and detects, tracks and identifies earth-orbiting objects in support of U.S. Strategic Command's space control mission. (Courtesy Photo) 12th Space Warning Squadron welcomes new commander

0 6/21
2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has approved the reorganization of the Air Force headquarters to establish a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations, who will be a three-star Air Force general officer. Air Force Stands Up New Headquarters Space Directorate
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has approved the reorganization of the Air Force headquarters to establish a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations, who will be a three-star Air Force general officer.
0 6/16
2017
Lt. Col. Phillip Verroco, 21st Space Operations Squadron commander, gives the detachment flag to Maj. Edmond Chan, Detachment 3 incoming commander, during the Detachment 3 Change of Command Ceremony, Kaena Point, Hawaii, June 9, 2017.  Detachment 3 is a component of the 21st Space Operations Squadron, 50th Network Operations Group, 50th Space Wing, and is located on the western tip of Oahu.  It is the oldest and one of seven worldwide remote tracking stations in the Air Force Satellite Control Network.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman) Oldest AF Satellite Control Network welcomes new commander
Detachment 3, 21st Space Operations Squadron,welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony held atop the Waianaemountain range, Hawaii, June 9. Maj. Edmond Chan assumed command of the detachment from Maj.Robert F. Shumaker.  Lt. Col. PhillipVerroco, 21st Space Operations Squadron commander, presided over the ceremony. “Three years
0 6/14
2017
Col. DeAnna Burt, 50th Space Wing Commander, gives Senior Airman Brandon Myers, 2 SOPS satellite system operator, the final command to decommission satellite vehicle number 32 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Monday, June 12, 2017. First Lt. Col. Peter Norsky, 2 SOPS commander, observes the final command.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class William Tracy) 2 SOPS bids farewell to ageing satellite
The 2nd Space Operations Squadron began the disposal of Satellite Vehicle Number 32, Inter Range Operation Number 6809, June 5, and was fully disposed June 12. The process took several days, and each day focused on a different aspect of the disposal, such as putting the vehicle into a spin-stabilized configuration, firing thrusters to raise the orbit, depleting the vehicle of any remaining fuel and disconnecting the battery chargers and turning off the receivers.
0 6/14
2017
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