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Default Air Force Logo Fundamentals course gives students head start
Commanders of the 381st Training Group and 30th Launch Group kicked off the 392nd Training Squadron’s first ever Spacelift Course here recently. Col. Mike Morgan, 381st TRG commander, and Col. Alan Perdigao, 30th Launch Group commander, welcomed the students and explained the benefits the new course would bring to their future careers.  In January
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Default Air Force Logo 50th SW commander visits Onizuka, talks BRAC
The commander of the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., spoke to members of the 21st Space Operations Squadron here Oct. 27 about the impact of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission’s recommendations. This was Col. John Hyten’s first visit to the Blue Cube since assuming command of the wing in April.  Under the BRAC’s
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Default Air Force Logo CC Thanksgiving Message
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate family, friends and be thankful for the freedoms we enjoy. Today, thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are deployed around the world fighting the Global War on Terrorism. These comrades in arms have dedicated their lives to preserving the freedoms we hold dear, and to help open the
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Default Air Force Logo Reserve affairs offer quality AF personnel
Sometimes you see them, sometimes you don’t. They come and go on a seemingly random basis. Many of their active-duty counterparts aren’t sure who they work for, how long they’ll stay or what exactly it is they do. They are Air Force reservists called individual mobilization augmentees assigned to, or completing, temporary tours of duty here at the
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Default Air Force Logo AFA Symposium keys on Global War
The theme for this year’s Air Force Association National Symposium was “Space – Enabling the War Fighter.” With this topic in mind Space and Missile Systems Center Commander, Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel, and several other senior Air Force military leaders, Aerospace Corporation and industry partners met in Beverly Hills, Calif., Nov. 18 to discuss their
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Default Air Force Logo Commentary: Counting sheep while driving is baa-aad idea
Driving drowsy can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to the National Safety Council. A survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 60 percent of drivers admitted to falling asleep while driving on an interstate highway with posted speeds of 55 mph or higher.
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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFPN) -- The U.S. Naval Observatory Alternate Master Clock, located at the 2nd Space Operations Squadron's operations center, is accurate to within one second every 20 million years. The clock showed 23:59:60 Saturday as the squadron and USNO added the first leap second in seven years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Ridder) 23:59:60…Atomic clock takes quantum leap
It’s a time on the clock that doesn’t come along very often, and it’s a subject of debate between astronomers and clock watchers. Outside the debate is the job of making sure everyone who relies on the leap second receives it.  That job, in the capable hands of the 2nd Space Operations Squadron here and the U.S. Naval Observatory, went without a
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Patrick Auto Hobby Shop hobby shop customer Ted Spencer (left), lead mechanic Ted Vital, (center) and Patrick AHS manager Clint Fisher inspect an auto air-intake. The Patrick shop was the first in the Air Force to receive a Blue Seal of Excellence from the Institute of Automotive Service Excellence. Patrick Auto Hobby Shop achieves AF first
The 45th Services Squadron Auto Hobby Shop here earned the highest honor any automobile repair facility can earn—in the form of a blue seal. After 10 years of automotive knowledge tests, equipment inspections and certifications, the auto hobby shop earned the proud distinction in December of becoming the first in the Air Force to earn the National
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Staff Sgt. Eric Sikes, 30th Launch Support Squadron, directs entry control for Iraqi and third country nationals in Iraq. (Courtesy photo) Excellence in AEF support is key responsibility for 30th Space Wing
More than 500 Vandenberg Airmen deployed in 2005 to four continents, 14 countries and more than 30 different locations to fulfill the 30th Space Wing mission—support the Global War on Terrorism and aid in natural disaster recoveries. “We are an expeditionary Air Force and deployments are an important part of who we are,” said Col. Jack Weinstein,
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Senior Airman Jeff Watts, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron equipment paving maintenance specialist, cleans up an uprooted 50-foot eucalyptus tree here Jan. 3. The tree fell after heavy winds from a pair of storms pounded Vandenberg over the weekend, covering the base with debris and damaging several houses and cars. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Cadette) Vandenberg cleans house in wake of back-to-back holiday storms
Ten Airmen from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Horizontal flight here provided relief when a pair of storms pounded Vandenberg during the weekend. Two teams of Airmen came to work during a federal holiday Jan. 2 to deal with large amounts of debris in the streets and toppled trees, some which fell on cars and base houses. Master Sgt. Christopher
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