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Default Air Force Logo AFSPC vice commander visits SMC detachment
The vice commander (and acting commander) of Air Force Space Command recently conducted a sweeping tour of AFSPC assets throughout New Mexico. When Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz visited Detachment 12 of the Space and Missile Systems Center here last week, he sat down with the Nucleus, Kirtland’s base newspaper, for a wide-ranging interview. While it comes
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2006
Default Air Force Logo General Klotz: CAPEX adds to Warren legacy
Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, Vice Commander of Air Force Space Command, visited the 90th Space Wing on May 15, to learn among other things, how the wing, 20th Air Force and the command are preparing for the upcoming Capabilities Demonstration Exercise (CAPEX). CAPEX is a Secretary of Defense-directed exercise, supported by the Defense Threat Reduction
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Guam Tracking Station assists research satellites into orbit
At approximately 3:02 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time April 28, a Boeing Delta II rocket carrying a pair of satellites soared into space from the California coastline. Detachment 5, 22nd Space Operations Squadron, the Guam Tracking Station at Northwest Field here helped place these two satellites into orbit. The station, a tenant unit at Andersen,
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Space and Missile Pioneer dies at 86
Retired Col. Frederic "Fritz" C.E. Oder passed away May 11 at Addison-Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Mass., from complications of congestive heart failure at the age of 86. Colonel Oder was one of the original ten Space Pioneers named by the National Space Club of Washington D.C. in 1989. He was honored again when Air Force Space Command
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2006
Default Air Force Logo 50th SFS commemorates National Police Week
The 50th Security Forces Squadron commemorated Schriever’s observance of National Police Week at the auditorium here May 15. “It is the law enforcement officer who routinely serves our community while in danger from members of that very same community,” 50th Security Forces Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Paul Scholl said. In 1962, President John
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Satellites explained: the hardware Buckley works with
It seems that anyone who knows anything about space these days is called a rocket scientist. It’s not really an accurate label. At Buckley Air Force Base, which is full of people who know lots of “anythings” about space, one is more likely to run into a space operator – someone who works with space systems and manages a system’s every day
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Buckley provides situation awareness to warfighters
“We’re not sure what they do, but we’re glad they do it here.” Those are the words the mayor of the City of Aurora once said about Buckley AFB. With an economic impact in the eastern metro area greater than $1.2 billion, one would hope that the base’s greatest supporters would have some idea of what the base does. The reality is that most people in
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2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- General Lance W. Lord, Commander of Air Force Space Command, teaches sixth grade students a lesson on space during the launch of the High Frontier Adventures program here Feb. 10. The general kicked off High Frontier Adventures at school District 20s Discovery Canyon Campus. High Frontier Adventures is a space professional outreach program that aims to improve students interest in studying math, science, technology and engineering through exposure to space. AFSPC commander launches High Frontier Adventures
Air Force Space Command’s most senior leader headed back to the classroom this week, not to brush up on the latest space concepts, but to share some of his expertise with the students. General Lance W. Lord, AFSPC Commander, shared his space experience with some of Discovery Canyon’s fifth and sixth graders as the kickoff for the command’s High
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Command OAY program kicks off with nominee announcement
Air Force Space Command announced its nominees for its annual outstanding Airmen of the year program this week. The nominees rank among the top in the command and hail from varying specialties and units across the nation. “It’s an honor to lead this program and to recognize these stars of our command,” said Air Force Space Command Command Chief
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2006
TORRANCE, Calif. -- Capt. Mary Danner, Air Force Public Affairs Entertainment Liaison Office, reads Duck on a Bike to a class at Carr Elementary School here March 2. The captain was among approximately 30 Airmen reading to elementary students during the Read Across America event held in local schools. Airmen join local schools in ‘Read Across America’ programs
Nearly 30 Airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base and supported units read to students at Carr Elementary School in Torrance, Calif., and Center Street School in El Segundo, Calif., as part of the schools’ “Read Across America” events March 2. “It was great,” said 1st Lt. Rebecca Drydol-Brandon, SBIRS Program Office. “The kids loved it.” She read
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