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A rare super blue blood moon sets in the western sky this morning at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, Jan. 31, 2018. This lunar event hasn't happened since 1866. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Woodward) Once in a super blue blood moon
Super blue blood moon. The name sounds like something from a science fantasy story, but North America had the best view of this lunar event on Jan. 31, 2018. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), it is the rare combination of three different lunar events. So rare, the last one occurred in 1866.
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U.S. Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond (right), commander of Air Force Space Command, welcomes Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan (left) to Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Feb. 5, 2018.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Dave Grim) Deputy Secretary of Defense visits Air Force Space Command, National Space Defense Center
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan visited the National Space Defense Center and Air Force Space Command units here on Feb. 5 to discuss military space operations with DoD, National Reconnaissance Office and AFSPC leaders and to receive mission and training updates.
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Schriever Airmen give back in a big way Schriever Airmen give back in a big way
Thirty-five Airmen from the 50th Operations Support Squadron sorted 11,500 pounds of food destined for needy families at Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado Jan. 29. While Schriever Airmen giving back to the local community is common, groups of this size are uniquely appreciated by the food bank.
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On Jan. 31, 1958, Dr. John Meisenheimer gave the "go" for weather for the Explorer 1 mission as the Launch Weather Officer, launching America's first satellite into space. Sixty years later, Dr. Meisenheimer returned to the Cape for the 60th Anniversary Ceremony -- and to help launch GovSat-1 launch alongside Mr. Mike McAleenan. (U.S. Air Force photo Zoe Thacker) Launching With A Legacy -- Weather pioneer returns 60 years after historic mission
The year was 1958. The Soviet Union launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into orbit the year before, which meant the U.S. was now officially behind in the race for space.After suffering three humbling launch setbacks, the U.S. finally had an answer to Sputnik and that answer, nestled atop a Juno rocket, was Explorer I.The
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Default Air Force Logo Modernized Move.mil website launched
U.S. Transportation Command, in partnership with the Air Force Digital Service, recently launched a modernized version of the Move.mil website, the Department of Defense’s official portal to prepare for service members’ upcoming household goods move.
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Capt. Marlon Peeler, 21st Medical Group TRICARE operations and patient administration flight chief, explains the TRICARE changes an Airman at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Jan. 12, 2018. A full list of TRICARE changes can be found at Tricare.mil/changes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Christian) TRICARE: New and Improved
TRICARE enacted new changes to their policies to help modernize the health care system to better serve military members, their families and retirees Jan. 1, 2018 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Listed below are a few changes that have already gone into effect and the pharmacy changes to expect Feb. 1, 2018 from TRICARE collateral collected from the 21st Medical Group
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Default Air Force Logo Final Request For Proposal Released for Air Force Launch Services Contract
The Air Force released a final Request for Proposal for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Launch Services for the following payloads:  National Reconnaissance Office Launch (NROL)-85, NROL-87, SILENTBARKER, Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO)-5, and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-44.  The final RFP was
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SBIRS America’s premier space wing completes SBIRS baseline constellation
“Nobody does what we do; other organizations and nations perform missile warning to some degree, but only the 460th Operations Group does so on a global scale every second of every single day,” said Capt. Ryan Griggs, 2nd Space Warning Squadron assistant director of operations. It’s no secret that the U.S. Air Force and the 460th Space Wing
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Shanahan Asks All DoD Personnel to Read, Internalize New Defense Strategy Shanahan Asks All DoD Personnel to Read, Internalize New Defense Strategy
WASHINGTON -- All DoD personnel need to read and internalize the new National Defense Strategy, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said here Jan. 19. 2018.“This is not a document; it is a means to an end,” the deputy secretary said in an interview. “The strategy creates alignment and transparency.”Defense Secretary James N. Mattis
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An Atlas V rocket carrying the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 4 satellite lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018. The SBIRS program delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile-warning and infrared surveillance information to the president of the United States, the secretary of defense, combatant commanders, the intelligence community and other key decision makers. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Dalton Williams) It’s not Science Fiction – 45th Space Wing “Triad” enables space-based orbital-defense capability
On Jan. 18, the fourth piece in the Space Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, was successfully launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, completing the SBIRS 'constellation' – a network of satellites allowing unparalleled defense capability for the United States.Hundreds of hands, ranging from engineers, Airmen, generals, technicians,
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