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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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Tech. Sgt. Timothy Tate warmly greets his 17-month-old son, Jamari, just outside his flight's gate. His wife, Angela Tate, their daughter, Brittany, and his mother, Inez, also came to the airport to welcome him home. Welcome home!
Thirteen Airmen from the 50th Security Forces Squadron, Schriever Air Force Base, came home to a roar of applause from friends, family members and appreciative Colorado residents when they arrived at the Colorado Springs Airport Jan. 9. A half hour before the Airmen came out to meet their families, one family member who was waiting in the airport
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Col. Jeffrey Ansted receives the 310th Space Group guidon from Brig. Gen. Frank Casserino during the 310th SG change-of-command ceremony at the Joint National Integration Center Saturday. Colonel Ansted succeeds Col. Roscoe Griffin as 310th SG commander. General Casserino is the mobilization assistant to the 20th Air Force commander. 310th SG changes commanders
Col. Jeffrey Ansted assumed command of the 310th Space Group here Jan. 7 at a change-of-command ceremony at the Joint National Integration Center here.  Colonel Ansted succeeds Col. Roscoe Griffin, who will be director of Reserve forces at Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base.Colonel Ansted was a charter member of the 1st
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General Lance W. Lord, Commander, Air Force Space Command , confers with General Tadashi Yoshida, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defense Force, as General Lord arrives for meetings at the Japan Defense Agency Jan. 11.  General Lord is visiting the Pacific through Sunday discussing space capabilities with senior U.S. and allied military and civilian officials. AFSPC CC visits Japan to discuss space capabilities

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Col. John Hyten, 50th Space Wing commander, and 50th SW Command Chief Master Sgt. Russel Kuck tack technical sergeant stripes onto Bradley Gravos Dec. 20. Sergeant Gravos, NCO in charge of 50th Operations Group training, education and scheduling, earned the 50th SW's only STEP stripe for 2005. Schriever NCO ‘steps' up to tech. sgt.
The NCO in charge of 50th Operations Group training, education and scheduling here is one of Schriever’s newest technical sergeants—and one of only a few NCOs across Air Force Space Command whose date of rank is not the first of the month. Tech. Sgt. Bradley Gravos’ world stopped during a pre-holiday commander’s call when 50th Space Wing commander
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