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Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, Space and Missile Systems Center commander and Air Force program executive officer for space, conducts an impromptu swearing-in ceremony with Air Force Reserve recruit Jennie Ines. The event transpired as the result of a chance meeting the previous December by the Exchange at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Van Ha) Newest Air Force Reservist sworn in by SMC commander
On a sunny January afternoon, Jennie Ines was standing outside the Gordon Conference Center, waiting patiently for someone to exit. Specifically, she was waiting for Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, to ask him a question that would normally be out of range
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2016
Peter Carey, Colorado Springs police chief, presents Sue Harris with a Citizen’s Award of Appreciation during a ceremony Jan. 13, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Harris, the wife of Tech. Sgt. Austin Harris, 50th Civil Engineer Squadron, earned the award due to her courageous actions in helping a Colorado Springs police officer apprehend a suspected bank robber. (Courtesy photo) I am SCHRIEVER: Civilian hero
Imagine sitting at your desk, it's a day just like any other day. Suddenly you see a man darting in and out of traffic. You wonder what he's doing and fear that he may get hit by a car when you see the police officer hot on his heels.The officer catches the man in your office parking lot and a struggle ensues. You can see the officer is having a
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2016
(Courtesy photo) The war brought home: veterans and spouses fight together
When troops return home from a combat zone, for some, the fight isn't over. According to the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Foundation of America, one in three troops returning from combat will be diagnosed with PTSD. Many have difficulty understanding and processing the experiences of combat, leading to a number of different issues.Spouses are on
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2016
A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 21, 2015. The ICBM's reentry vehicle, which contained a telemetry package used for operational testing, traveled approximately 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBM weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a continued safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ian Dudley)
Highway to space
Every launch presents a new set of challenges that require months of preparation to overcome.The 2nd Range Operations Squadron ensures that every mission has been fully vetted and the 'highway to space' they maintain is clear and ready to go."The big picture for the 30th Space Wing is to provide assured access to space," said 2nd Lt. Ryan Yeager, 2
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2016
Lortavius Smith scores for Team USA on a fast break against Team United Kingdom during a basketball game at the 2015 Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Men's International Basketball Tournament Nov. 30, 2015, in Mons, Belgium. Team USA placed third in the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Debbie Lockhart) I am SCHRIEVER: For the love of the game
When Lortavius Smith leaped for an interception during a flag football game, it wasn't just another play. He also served notice to his unit and Schriever about his athletic talent."The way he landed, it took him a second to get up," said Master Sgt. Zachary Parish, 50th Security Forces Squadron first sergeant. "I made the joke, 'if you didn't jump
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2016
A Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty team from Russia poses for a group photo with members of Vandenberg Air Force Base after completing an on-site verification in compliance with START requirements, Dec. 6, 2015, Vandenberg Air Force Base. START is a bi-lateral treaty between the Russian Federation and the United States, each nation gets 18 inspection quotas per treaty year to continue the strategic arms control process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford/Released) START team visits Vandenberg
Vandenberg Air Force Base was recently visited by Russian inspectors who completed an on-site verification in compliance with the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty requirements.This treaty replaced the original START, which was in place from 1994 to 2009, and is now called the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. The new treaty started in
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2016
Senior Airman Azania Arnold, 614th Air Operations Center intelligence and operations integration technician, and Senior Airman Teonna Jenkins, 30th Medical Operations Squadron central check-in clerk, simulate a typical evening of being on call for Airmen Against Drunk Driving Jan. 6, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Whether someone is a 21-year-old, inexperienced with alcohol, or simply had their plans fall through and can’t drive themselves, AADD provides a backup plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ian Dudley/Released) AADD has your back
Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the most destructive things a person can do for their Air Force career, not to mention the extreme repercussions it can have on complete strangers.With this in mind, Airmen Against Drunk Driving was born to prevent life destroying mistakes that can easily happen when a person operates a vehicle after
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2016
Tommy Taylor, bull rider, prepares for a practice session Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at Ramah, Colorado. Taylor won the 2015 Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association World Finals. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes) I am SCHRIEVER: Eight-second ride
Fur and dirt.That was all Tommy Taylor remembered. His first bull riding experience consisted of falling off numerous times. And yet, no matter how many times he hit the ground, he always got back up and rode again."I just fell in love with it," said Taylor, a first lieutenant at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.Taylor grew up watching
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2015
A Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile, nicknamed “Tune Up”, prepares to depart from Launch Facility 75-1-1, Dec. 16, 1958, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Demonstrating operational capability, the successful test was conducted only a year after the base was activated -- and ignited a launch legacy spanning more than five decades. (Courtesy photo/Released) Launch legacy: 58 years of liftoff
Dec. 16 will mark the anniversary of the very first launch from Vandenberg, when a Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile, nicknamed "Tune Up", departed Launch Facility 75-1-1, in 1958.Demonstrating operational capability, the successful test was conducted only a year after the base was activated -- and ignited a launch legacy spanning more than
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2015
Master Sgt. Michael Tucker, Cyber Space Support Squadron NCOIC of Cyber Operation Requirements, has his Master Sgt. stripes tacked on by his father, Robert Tucker II and his grandfather, Robert Tucker Sr. Michael Tucker attributes both his father and grandfather for many of his successes in his career. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Megan Friedl) WWII veteran returns to Scott for grandson's promotion
A grandfather can be a very influential person in a young boy's life.For Master Sgt. Michael Tucker, Cyber Support Squadron NCOIC of Cyber Operation Requirements, his grandfather was the reason he decided to join the Air Force.Master Sgt. Tucker's grandfather, Robert Tucker Sr., told him many stories about his WWII military experiences. Those
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