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150 Vandenberg St., Ste 1105
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Navy Adm. Timothy J. Keating, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, delivered the keynote speech at The Chamber's Armed Forces Day Luncheon in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 18. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kate Rust) Community honor’s local men and women of the armed forces
The community of Colorado Springs honored its local military members and their families with an Armed Forces luncheon at the Broadmoor International Center here May 18. Will Temby, Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce chief executive officer, said, “The Armed Forces luncheon is our humble way to recognize the people who sacrifice so much to ensure
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2006
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Airman 1st Class Shannon Blackwell, front center, is part of the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron's Viper Flight in Southwest Asia. Viper Flight comprises volunteers who go through an interview and on-the-job training to engage "outside-the-wire" threats to base defense. 'Vipers' patrol desert to keep Airmen, aircraft safe
At the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, a select group of security forces members called Vipers aggressively patrol the area of desert surrounding the base day and night to protect it from intruders and ensure aircraft are able to take off and land safely. The 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Viper Flight consists of volunteers who are
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2006
A weather satellite is successfully launched on a Delta IV booster on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (Courtesy photo)

Launch of weather-tracking satellite successful
The 45th Space Wing supported the successful launch of the NASA GOES-N, a weather satellite launched on a Delta IV booster from Space Launch Complex 37B here May 24 at 6:11 p.m. EST. Wing personnel provided Eastern Range and launch base support to Boeing Launch Services, who served as the commercial satellite and booster vehicle provider to NASA
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2006
Default Air Force Logo AFSO21 will help shape future of 50th SW
Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century will be crucial to achieving the 50th Space Wing’s new vision, said Col. John Hyten, 50th SW commander. “If someone asks you how we can do things smarter, tell them—AFSO21 gives us free reign to cut through red tape,” Col. John Hyten said at a wing vision discussion May 15. “With AFSO21, we can say,
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Base programs catch drug use, offer help
When security forces searched the staff sergeant, they found a three-inch glass pipe and a glass cylinder containing white, clear rocks like glass shards in her left utility uniform pants pocket. Not even a year earlier, the staff sergeant was in good health and had solid performance reports and a promising career ahead of her. She was happy to
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2006
Space Shuttle Discovery approaches the ramp on its rollout to Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center Friday. NASA officials visited Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., May 22 to discuss how the shuttle program has adapted in the wake of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident. Discovery is scheduled to launch July 1. (photo courtesy of NASA) NASA officials visit Schriever, discuss manned spaceflight progress
NASA’s manager of Space Shuttle operations visited the base May 22 to discuss what the space agency has learned in the wake of the Columbia accident and how it has returned the shuttles to flight. The shuttle program asked people in mission control how the crew could detect and repair damage to the shuttle’s ceramic tiles after damage to the Space
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2006
Default Air Force Logo AFSPC changes public Web as AF seeks standardization
Headquarters Air Force Space Command launched its new public Web site today, following an Air Force plan to consolidate all Web content and standardize the appearance of its public sites worldwide. The Air Force Public Web is a joint venture between Secretary of the Air Force for Public Affairs, and Air Force Chief of Information. The initiative
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2006
A Delta II rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex-2 here at 3:02 a.m. April 28. (U.S. Air Force photo by Damwyk Roylan) Delta II launch successful
Vandenberg AFB personnel launched a Delta II rocket April 28 at 3:02 a.m. The rocket took off from Space Launch Complex-2 carrying NASA’s CloudSat and Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations, or CALIPSO, satellites. The rocket carries the CloudSat and CALIPSO satellites into a 438-mile, circular sun-synchronous orbit.
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2006
Lt. Gen. Kevin P. Chilton SECDEF announces nomination for commander of Air Force Space Command
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announced today that the President has nominated Lieutenant General Kevin P. Chilton to the U.S. Senate for appointment to the grade of general with assignment as commander, Air Force Space Command. If confirmed General Chilton will become the 13th commander of Air Force Space Command since its creation on Sept.
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2006
Default Air Force Logo 101 Critical Days begin May 26
Air Force Space Command’s 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign kicks off over the Memorial Day weekend and is focused this year on personal protective equipment usage and wingman applications. The annual campaign has run since the early 1980s and was developed to counter the traditional increase in Air Force mishaps and fatalities that occur during
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