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AFSPC Public Affairs

150 Vandenberg St., Ste 1105
Peterson AFB, CO 80914-4500
DSN:  692-3731
Commercial:  719-554-3731

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. --  The STS-123 Endeavour Space Shuttle takes off at the Kennedy Space Center on March 11. The shuttle is traveling with a payload designed in part by Vandenberg's own 1st Lt. Anna Gunn-Golkin, a 1st Air and Space Test Squadron launch mission manager. (Courtesy photo) ASTS lieutenant has special tie to Endeavour mission
The crew of the recent Endeavour Space Shuttle (STS-123) was traveling with a unique payload that was designed in part by a lieutenant assigned here. First Lt. Anna Gunn-Golkin, a 1st Air and Space Test Squadron launch mission manager, was part of a nine-person team that designed, built and tested the Rigidizable Inflatable Get-Away-Special
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2008
Capt. David Suszko, 319th Missile Squadron, works the mitts with Capt. Rodney Ellison, 319th MS, Jan. 29 at the Fall Hall Community Center. Captain Ellison has been the Air Force light heavyweight boxing champion and second in the Defense Department for the past three years (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Thompson). Warren Airman juggles day-to-day duties with AF boxing, keeps title third straight year
He grew up watching some of boxing's greatest fighters such as Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard and Evander Holyfield. But this F.E. Warren Airman holds the right to call himself the best in the Air Force because he has held the Air Force light heavyweight boxing championship since 2006. Capt. Rodney Ellison, 319th Missile Squadron, won his third Air
0 3/03
2008
Tech Sgt. Paul D. Hagood, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron, monitors the Viper system while on a C-17 at a Southwest Asia air base Feb 19. Sergeant Hagood is able to monitor the aircraft position, signal strength, and equipment status. He is deployed from Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Johnny L. Saldivar) Vipers secure communication for distinguished visitors
A top-level government official sends a Top Secret e-mail routed through numerous interconnected computer networks from 30,000 feet, confident as she does so that the message will reach its intended audience without interruption or risk. Every day, our nation's leaders transverse the globe to conduct mission-critical operations. When they require
0 2/25
2008
Rockwell International issued a "first day of issue" card for each Block I GPS launch and arranged with the Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., post office to postmark the cards. NAVSTAR-1, the first Block I GPS satellite, launched from Vandenberg AFB Feb. 22, 1978. (courtesy image) GPS Wing observes NAVSTAR's 30th anniversary
February 22 marked the 30th anniversary of the first GPS signal in space with the launch of NAVSTAR 1 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Block I satellites, launched between Feb. 22, 1978, and Oct. 9, 1985 paved the way for an operational system that has revolutionized the way America go to war. Rockwell International made a special "first
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2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Trey Lewis, a photographer with 30th Space Wing Public Affairs Office, revisits the events leading up to his Driving Under the Influence charge. Airman Lewis lived a life of partying and was arrested for a DUI charge in May 2005 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. However, Airman Lewis has used his experience as a turning point in his life. He has devoted his new life to helping others. ( U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Russell McBride) Life after a DUI: A Vandenberg Airman's struggle to overcome alcohol addiction
Editor's Note: This is part one of a three-part series about the success of a Vandenberg Airman's longtime battle with alcohol and his life changing experience after receiving a Driving Under the Influence charge. Airmen around the Air Force are bombarded with briefings, counseling sessions, safety reminders and commander's calls covering the topic
0 2/05
2008
Stress can come in many forms, but when someone has problems dealing with stress it can be debilitating — that’s when they should seek help. The mental health clinic offers a stress management class to help those that have difficulties coping with their stress (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Thompson). Stress management: Controlling what can be controlled in life
Positive stress can be healthy and can make someone perform better, such as taking a test or running a race. But when someone has problems dealing with stress, it can be debilitating. That's when they should seek help. The mental health clinic offers a stress management class to help those who have difficulties coping with stress. "One of our
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2008
The 50th Tactical Fighter Wing provided air support for Allied forces during the D-Day landings at Normandy, France. Harvey Victor, a pilot with the 50th TFW, poses with his P-47 Thunderbolt shortly after D-Day in this photo. (U.S. Air Force File Photo) 50th Ops Group bears distinguished past
The 50th Operations Group is the oldest of the wing's organizations. The group first activated as the 50th Pursuit Group at Selfridge Field, Mich., on Jan. 15, 1941. Assigned first to the Southeast Air District, and later in January 1941 to the 22d Pursuit Wing, the 50th Fighter Group was reassigned to various training commands and locations as the
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2007
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Col. Beverly Plosa-Bowser, currently the individual mobilization augmentee to the Space Innovation and Development Center commander, is shown here during cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Colonel Plosa-Bowser was one of 93 women who were the first females to graduate from the Academy in 1980. (U.S. Air Force photo) SIDC's IMA familiar with 'Bring Me Men' story
The first female cadets to graduate the U.S. Air Force Academy will see their story brought to the silver screen when "Bring Me Men," a movie named after a sign that used to greet cadets upon their arrival to the campus, debuts. "Bring Me Men," produced by Summitworks LLC and supported by the Department of Defense and the Air Force Entertainment
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2007
Capt. Ben Brown, 40th Helicopter Squadron pilot, performs routine pre-flight inspections on a UH-1N Huey helicopter at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., Oct. 31. The UH-1N is a light-lift utility helicopter used to support Air Force Space Command missile wings and groups. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Eydie Sakura) Airborne eyes, ears of Malmstrom patrol skies
A rhythmic, almost hypnotic "thump, thump, thump" fills your ears and grows louder as a 57 foot-long metal bird flies overhead. You realize a helicopter is circling above and you are about to be detained for trespassing. The aircrews at the 40th Helicopter Squadron at Malmstrom provide a visual and audible deterrence to people who venture out into
0 11/15
2007
The 90th Space Wing safety office introduced a vehicle in 2003 to reduce the amount of serious vehicle mishaps. The back two tires on the 'skid monster' were replaced with caster airplane tires. It operates like a normal vehicle until the 'monster' switch is thrown, which allows the airplane tires to rotate 360 degrees (Photo by Airman 1st Class Daryl Knee). Warren's 'skid monster' helps Airmen practice winter driving
The 90th Space Wing Safety staff formulated a plan in 2003 to decrease the number of serious vehicle mishaps. For weeks, they experimented with different ideas until a monster arose in their midst.Apart from being a gigantic, blue beast with a knack for causing motion sickness and disorientation, the monster enjoys inducing panic and does not
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2007
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