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  • Space Pitch Day yields $6 million for Schriever AFB

    Several Airmen received the opportunity to step into an environment similar to ‘Shark Tank’ and pitch business ideas at Hilton Union Square Hotel Nov. 5-6.A two-day conference, which immolated the TV show, was held to introduce small businesses to a board panel of nine members from upper Air Force tiers to include the Space and Missile Systems
  • Team Schriever recognizes 30 years of space superiority

    On Dec. 21, 1989, Headquarters Air Force Systems Command declared the Consolidated Space Operations Center’s Mission Control Complex-1A operational and transferred custody of its operations to Air Force Space Command. Upon transferring custody of MCC-1A, Air Force Space Command and the 2nd Space Wing (now the 50th SW) became fully capable to
  • Fallen veterans honored by hundreds at wreath-laying event

    Over 200 volunteers attended the Wreaths Across America event at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver on Dec. 14, 2019. WAA is an annual wreath-laying event which honors deceased veterans across the nation.
  • DSCOs detect interferences, monitor AFSCN

    The 22nd Space Operations Squadron provides scheduling for Department of Defense satellites, however, it’s the unit’s defensive counter-space operators who provide the first line of defense for the DoD satellites.“We monitor signals from satellites and make sure they’re as clean as possible,” said Staff Sgt. Caleb Shackelford, 22nd SOPS DSCO
  • Vandenberg AFB supports missile flight test

    A flight test of a prototype conventionally-configured ground-launched ballistic missile occurred at Vandenberg AFB on Dec. 12 at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time.
  • First female Thunderbird pilot to share resurgence message

    Retired Col. Nicole “FiFi” Malachowski, the first female Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Team pilot, is scheduled to share her story at Schriever Air Force Base, Dec. 19. Col. Jack Fischer, 50th Space Wing vice commander, invited Malachowski to Schriever to share her story of overcoming obstacles to emerge stronger. “We were classmates from the U.S. Air Force Academy,” he said. “I actually joined the bowling club to hang out with her because she’s awesome. We flew F-15E Strike Eagles together and crossed paths while she was a Thunderbird [pilot] and I was [flying] F-22’s because sometimes we were at the same air shows.” Fischer said he admires Malachowski’s perseverance and grit through adversity and how she is a constant source of inspiration.
  • 45th OG, Detachment 3; Making Sure an Astronaut’s Worst Day Isn’t Their Last Day

    Only months away from the first planned crewed space flight from the Space Coast since 2011, the 45th Operations Group, Detachment 3, is working hard to refine its command and control processes in the event they are needed to rescue our astronauts.Det 3 is the only unit within the Department of Defense tasked to support contingency operations
  • Don’t Die for the High: Fentanyl Kills

    Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid often prescribed to help with severe pain such as during surgical recovery. While it can be very helpful to those who need it, when used outside of the context of recovery, fentanyl can lead to negative consequences to an Airman’s health and career.
  • Team Schriever test readiness in Opinicus Visa 19-3

    Personnel and first responders from the 50th Space Wing showcased their readiness during exercise Opinicus Vista 19-3 Nov. 17 - 20. at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The purpose of OV 19-3 was to test and evaluate the base’s ability to respond to a large-scale natural disaster with potential to impact base power and affect multiple mission sets and fulfill bi-annual active shooter scenarios.
  • Serve – Save – Survive, water rescue program brought to light

    The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department innovated new ways for their first responders to serve our populace along the coast and in the water. According to Alani Coleman, 30th CES fire fighter and water rescue teammate, at any time Vandenberg beaches can have anywhere from 150 to 200 people. With 14 years’ experience here, Coleman has earned his share of learning opportunities that along with others have created a better program.
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