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3rd SES bids farewell to ANGELS satellite 3rd SES bids farewell to ANGELS satellite
Members of the 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron gathered to say goodbye to the Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space satellite during a final command ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 20.
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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (center) stands with Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander (far left), Col. Jacob Middleton, 50th Space Wing vice commander (second from left), Betty Sapp, National Reconnaissance Office director (second from right) and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Tiek, 50th SW Command Chief Master Sergeant (far right) in front of the 50th SW headquarters at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 16, 2017.  Mattis stopped by Schriever AFB after visiting Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command as part of his one-day trip to Colorado Springs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers) SECDEF visits NORAD, U.S. Northern Command and Air Force Space Command
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis visited Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Nov. 16 to discuss the topics of homeland defense, ballistic missile defense and NORTHCOM's role in assistance to response efforts to natural disasters.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force travelers reminded of flat rate per diem policy
Some Air Force travelers may not be aware of a flat rate per diem policy established a few years ago that focused on extended temporary duty travel. Congress instituted the flat rate in November 2014. The new policy reduced per diem from 100 percent to 75 percent for TDYs from 31 to 180 days and to 50 percent for TDYs over 180 days.
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brig. Gen. Trent Edwards, Air Force Space Command director of programming, financial management and comptroller, hosted the inaugural Air Force Space Command Comptroller Summit here, Oct. 12, 2017. The Summit’s main objective was to provide Headquarters AFSPC and Comptroller Squadron Airmen an understanding of the missions throughout the command and the importance of the comptroller squadron to the success of those missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dave Grim) AFSPC hosts inaugural financial management summit: increases networking of FM professionals
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brig. Gen. Trent Edwards, Air Force Space Command director of programming, financial management and comptroller, hosted over 200 financial experts and comptrollers at the first AFSPC Comptroller Summit at Headquarters AFSPC at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Oct. 12, 2017.To kick off the event Edwards said, “I
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Default Air Force Logo Fighting fatigue propels mission forward
The main mission at Buckley Air Force Base is to provide the nation and our allies with space based missile warning capabilities. This mission is critical to the security of our nation and others around the world. Airmen performing the duties of missile warning need to be focused at all times to ensure the safety of our citizens and those around the world.
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.- (from right) U.S. Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, U.S. Air Force Gen. (Ret) Kevin Chilton, Chilton's daughter, Mary Cate Chilton, U.S. Air Force Col. Jack "2Fish" Fischer, and U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Hopkins unveil a new heritage display at Air Force Space Command Headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 13, 2017. The group helped dedicate the new display, which honors all 92 Airmen who have served as astronauts. Chilton served as an astronaut and flew on three space shuttle missions, and later became the only astronaut to serve as AFSPC commander. Fischer and Hopkins are currently serving at NASA. In September, Fischer returned from a 136-day mission on the International Space Station, where he participated in hundreds of scientific experiments and two spacewalks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dave Grim) AFSPC Unveils Tribute to Astronaut Airmen
A group of astronaut Airmen along with Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, unveiled a new heritage display at AFSPC headquarters here, Nov. 13, 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo AFSPC concludes second Space Flag exercise: Participants gain critical joint training
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Air Force Space Command successfully concluded its second Space Flag exercise at the Boeing Phantom Works Virtual Warfare Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Aug. 25, 2017.The 705th Combat Training Squadron, Operating Location-Alpha, located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, known as the Distributed Mission
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Keep safety in mind in seasonal, holiday plans Keep safety in mind in seasonal, holiday plans
Temperature changes, shorter daylight hours, increased travel and emotional overload are hallmarks of the fall, winter and holiday seasons that safety officials say result in preventable mishaps.“It’s as simple as taking the same safety practices and procedures we use on duty and applying them to our off-duty activities,” said Air Force Chief of
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2017
The 386th Expeditionary Medical Group, with support from the 386th Expeditionary Operation Group, expanded mental health services to Airmen at an undisclosed location supporting ongoing operations in Syria, Oct. 24 and 25. Mental health heads down range
Senior Airman Brittany Edwards, the noncommissioned officer in charge of mental health, deployed from the 96th Medical Operation Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida., puts on her helmet will visiting Airmen stationed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia., Oct. 25, 2017. The 386th Expeditionary Medical Group, with support from the 386th Expeditionary Operation Group, expanded mental health services to Airmen at an undisclosed location supporting ongoing operations in Syria, Oct. 24 and 25.
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Tech Sgt. Robert Hicks, 16th SPCS flight chief and maintainer, makes adjustments on a piece of equipment Nov. 3, 2017, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The 16th SPCS uses such equipment to defend access to the space domain by identifying, characterizing, and geolocating specific signals broadcast from many sources. (Courtesy photo) 16th SPCS: Keeping lines of communication open
With GPS leading the way, modern military forces rely upon satellite signals to guide them in fulfilling a plethora of missions. The 16th Space Control Squadron, located on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is defending against sources of electromagnetic interference on U.S. military and commercial satellites.
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