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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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Maj. Jay Fulmer uses space and missile analysis software to track known man-made deep space objects in orbit around Earth. Major Fulmer is commander of Detachment 2 of the Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer)
Trackers watch for dangerous 'space junk'
Roughly 15,000 miles above the Earth’s surface a communications satellite provides vital information to all branches of the U.S. military. It joins more than 9,000 other items in space that are tracked by the Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System, known as GEODSS. There are three operational GEODSS sites that report to the
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Default Air Force Logo New antenna at OL-AE augments AFSCN
The 22nd Space Operations Squadron’s detachment at Royal Air Force Oakhanger, United Kingdom, took over a newly built, 43-foot Antedo antenna recently. The Antedo antenna will replace an aging 60-foot legacy antenna at the site. “Today's ceremony represents the culmination of a lot of hard work from an integrated team,” said Col. Michael Taylor,
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2006
NASA's CloudSat and CALIPSO - Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations - launched from here April 28 atop a Delta II rocket. The 22nd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base provided Air Force Satellite Control Network support for the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Thom Baur, Boeing)
22nd SOPS supports CloudSat launch
The 22nd Space Operations Squadron here provided critical Air Force Satellite Control Network support for NASA’s CloudSat and CALIPSO launch April 28. The launch required support from six AFSCN sites, including remote tracking stations here and at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., where the Delta II rocket carrying the satellites launched. “Our
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Teddy Roosevelt impersonator Tech. Sgt. David Larrison, 91st Operations Squadron, rallies his fellow Rough Riders at the 2006 Guardian Challenge kickoff April 20. (U.S. Air Force Base photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Boitz) Guardian Challenge kicks off
It’s been two years since the last competition, so the cheers and bully sticks were louder than ever during the 2006 Guardian Challenge kickoff at the 91st Space Wing Bully Dome here April 20. The 91st SW will be defending their 2004 Guardian Challenge title and try to hold on to the coveted Gen. William H. Blanchard trophy for another year when
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Default Air Force Logo Canadian officer garners Air Force medal
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles regarding the Canadian forces’ contributions to Air Force Space Command. A Canadian officer, previously assigned to the 21st Operations Support Squadron here, returned to the 21st Space Wing Headquarters Building on April 17 for an award ceremony in her honor. Capt. Teresa Holla is the fourth
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2006
Dan Ingald demonstrates the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite Mission Control Segment's test, training and simulation software to Lt. Col. Keith Phillips, Air Force Space Command Directorate of Plans and Requirements; Col. William Harding, Space and Missile Systems Center; and Lt. Col. John Shaw, 4th Space Operations Squadron commander. Mr. Ingald is the AEHF Test and Training Test Lead at Lockheed Martin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Don Branum)
Advanced EHF moves closer to realization with ASMCS demo
A team of Lockheed Martin contractors demonstrated a new Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite Mission Control Segment system to visitors from Schriever, Peterson and Los Angeles Air Force bases April 25. The system, known as ASMCS, will communicate with both AEHF and Milstar satellites once it enters production, said 1st Lt. Daniel Schwarz,
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Schriever receives 8th ‘Tree City USA’ award
The base received its eighth-straight Tree City USA award from the Colorado Forest Service during a ceremony at the child development center here May 3. To be eligible for the award, cities and bases must have a tree city board and a tree-care ordinance, spend $2 or more per person annually on urban forest maintenance and hold an Arbor Day
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Helicopter crews from F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., Malmstrom AFB, Mont., Minot AFB, N.D., and Vandenberg AFB, Calif., competed May 9 - 11 for the Air Force Space Command annual Guardian Challenge. (Courtesy photo) 
Helos go gear-up for Guardian Challenge
Helicopter crews from all four Air Force Space Command helicopter units converged here May 9-11 to compete in the command’s annual Guardian Challenge competition. Crews from F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., Malmstrom AFB, Mont., Minot AFB, N.D., and Vandenberg AFB, Calif., began competition on May 9 with a navigation event. This low-level, tactical mission
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Default Air Force Logo Force shaping board results released
The Air Force has released the results of the 2006 Force Shaping Board, affecting lieutenants in the 2002 and 2003 accession year groups. The Force Shaping Board is designed to enable the Air Force to meet mission requirements within budget constraints and to provide Combatant Commanders with the right mix of ready and fully trained Airmen. The
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