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AFSPC Public Affairs

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An Atlas V rocket launched from SLC 41 here at 2 p.m., Jan 19 on a nine-year mission to explore the planet Pluto and the edge of our solar system. (U.S. Air Force photo) Journey to the edge of the Solar System
The 45th Space Wing supported the successful launch of the NASA Pluto New Horizons spacecraft on an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 here Jan. 19.  The wing provided Eastern Range and launch base support to Lockheed Martin and International Launch Services, who served as the commercial spacecraft and booster vehicle provider to NASA.
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Gen. Lance W. Lord, commander, AFSPC, shares a smile with Airman Jocelyn Matas, 741st Missile Seucurity Forces Squadron, at Missile Alert Facility A-01 Jan. 20.    AFSPC CC visits Malmstrom, speaks to Airmen
Gates serve two purposes...to allow people to enter and to allow people to leave. Malmstrom opened its gates to Air Force Space Command’s top leader before he closes the gate on his Air Force career. General Lance W. Lord, Commander, Air Force Space Command, Beccy Lord and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Kriete, command chief master sergeant, AFSPC,
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Senior Airman Sameul Bone greets his friends and loved ones at the airport in Santa Maria, Calif. upon his arrival from his recent deployment on Jan. 15, 2006.  Friends and family members await their arrival to offer their support for the returning military members of the 30th CES from Iraq. CES Red Horse returns, wing shows support
Forty-two Airmen from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron returned from a seven-month deployment in several groups throughout the weekend starting Jan. 20. While deployed to Iraq, the Airmen joined members of the 820th Red Horse Squadron from Nellis AFB, Nev., to form the 577th Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron, a heavy combat engineering unit.Red
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Chief Master Sgt. Ron Kriete, Air Force Space Command’s command chief, briefs the command’s newest chief master sergeants and chief-selects Jan. 24 as part of the 2006 AFSPC Chiefs’ Orientation.                            Command prepares newest chiefs
Air Force Space Command welcomed its newest chief master sergeants and chief-selects at the 2006 AFSPC Chiefs’ Orientation Icebreaker Jan. 23. Chief Master Sgt. Ron Kriete, AFSPC’s command chief, hosted the icebreaker, which kicked off the three-day annual orientation. “It’s important for our newest chiefs to understand the strategic piece of the
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From left: Airman Nick Wilson and Senior Airman Dario Dotto, both 5th Civil Engineer Squadron heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians, check a heating air compressor air filter at  5th CES Monday. The HVAC crew repairs, replaces, modifies, installs and maintains high temperature, hot water distribution systems for 115 facilities to include pumps, valves, oil and gas burners, and insulation. They also install and maintain electronic combustion controls, heating and pneumatic and electrical controls. They perform maintenance on 77 air conditioning units, 15 industrial air compressors and four refrigeration units. The HVAC crew also perform standby for base facilities, 15 missile alert facilities, and 150 launch facilities spread over 8,500 square miles in support of the 5th Bomb Wing’s and 91st Space Wing’s missions. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Danny Monahan)
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U.S. Air Force SSgt Charles Matthew of the 2nd ROPS gets a brace attached onto his neck by members of the Vandenberg Fire Department during a short burst exercise on January 20, 2006, Vandenberg AFB, CA. The exercise was held in order to test Vandenberg's emergency responce for sudden real world attacks.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Ashley Tyler) Vandenberg short-burst exercise scene tests capabilities

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Nate Tueting, 4th Space Operations Squadron, presses 245 pounds to place fourth in the Schriever bench press competition at the Main Fitness Center here Friday. Steve Cruz, 2nd SOPS, won the men's event by pressing 175 percent of his body weight, or 365 pounds. Sunny Norwood won for the women with 122 percent, or 170 pounds. Schriever Airmen ‘press it out’ for bragging rights
When 10 members of the Schriever team talk about “raising the bar,” their words—and their arms—carry a lot of weight ... more than a ton of it, in fact. Two of the 10 can claim their rightful titles as Schriever’s strongest man and woman—biceps and shoulders above the rest. Steve Cruz, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, lifted 175 percent of his body
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Cooking club 
Minot Air Force Base, N.D. -- Children get their hands dirty while making muffin surprises during Cooking Club at the David C. Jones Youth Center Tuesday. The youth  center hosts Cooking Club each Tuesday at 4 p.m. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danny Monahan) What's for dessert?

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Default Air Force Logo Minuteman III launch successful
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Launch Facility-04 on North Vandenberg at 1:22 a.m. June 14. The primary purpose of the launch was to assess and demonstrate the operational effectiveness of the Minuteman III weapon system. The missile’s three unarmed re-entry vehicles traveled approximately 4,800 miles
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CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla.—Construction workers guide the 18,000-pound roof and lamp room to the ground from atop the 151-foot Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. The structures were removed as part of an ongoing renovation project. This is the first time the original lamp room has been separated from the lighthouse base in more than 100 years. Cape lighthouse topless for first time in more than 100 years
A small gathering of workers, volunteers and news media representatives saw something here Jan. 26 that hasn’t been seen in more than 100 years: a topless Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.  Construction workers using a gigantic crane removed the roof and lamp room atop the 151-foot, 138-year-old structure as part of an ongoing refurbishment project. The
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