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  • SMC Ready for Summer of Launch Liftoff

    Summer of 2019 heralds “Summer of Launch” for the Space and Missile Systems Center, the nation’s launch vehicle procurer of choice. SMC leads the Department of Defense launch community as the organization celebrates its momentous milestones over a 31-day period.Space Test Program-2, scheduled to launch on June 24, will be the first DOD mission to
  • AFSPC Airmen round half-way point in Space Intelligence Intern Program

    In order to combat rising threats in the space domain, the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Directorate at Headquarters, Air Force Space Command and the Space Security and Defense Program stood up the Space Intelligence Intern Program in July 2018. The 24-month program is designed to improve the space foundational intelligence base for candidates to succeed in future space intelligence leadership roles.
  • Providing access to space through innovation

    The U.S. Air Force and Space Command are powered by innovation. Because of this, Vandenberg Air Force Base is continually making improvements to base facilities, equipment and the way Airmen and mission partners do their job in order to complete the space mission.
  • Healthy foods add spice to life

    Gone are the days where healthy food meant lack of taste. The Air Force, in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America, is training military and civilian employees how to better deliver healthy food that's prepared with healthier, fresher ingrediants, a wider variety of spices and using better cooking methods. This includes the first CIA Techniques of Healthy Cook Class for nonappropriated fund cooks and chefs from various installations.
  • Agile Acquisition Processes Result in Accelerated Paveway IV Deliveries

    The Space and Missile System Center’s Production Corps User Equipment Foreign Military Sales (FMS) team continues to support U.S. foreign allied partners by implementing new agile acquisition processes. In partnership with Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems and Missile Systems, the FMS team expedited a contract award in six weeks totaling more
  • Coalition partners graduate space capstone course in NSSI historic first

    A year after former Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson, announced her initiative for an increased coalition partner participation in space education, the National Security Space Institute graduated its first Space 300 class with international space operators, May 10, 2019.
  • AEHF-5 Encapsulated Ahead of June Launch

    The U.S. Air Force’s fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) communication satellite was encapsulated ­­­June 5 at Astrotech Space Operations processing facility in Florida.The encapsulation of AEHF-5 in the United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle payload fairing is a significant milestone in AEHF-5’s launch process as it marks the
  • SMC, Its Partners Work Together to bring AEHF-4 capabilities to Warfighter

    The Advanced Extremely High Frequency 4 satellite, transferred control from the Space and Missile Systems Center out of Los Angeles Air Force Base, California to the 4th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado on May 3, one month ahead of schedule. Due to higher than predicted performance of the thrusters, as well as
  • SBIRS GEO-4 Successfully Achieves Operational Acceptance

    The Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite (GEO-4) successfully achieved Air Force Space Command operational acceptance.  The satellite is healthy and sending data to the Mission Control Station, operated by the 460th Space Wing located at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.SBIRS GEO-4, built by Lockheed Martin,
  • Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared GEO Satellites Embracing Rapid Acquisitions with successful System Requirements Reviews

    The Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) are accelerating global missile warning capabilities for the warfighter, the American people, and its allies by embracing rapid space acquisitions via a transformation to what it calls “SMC 2.0.”  SMC’s Space Development Corps’ Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared
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19E6 Technical Sergeant Promotion Cycle File Freeze The file freeze will take effect June 14. Any data updated in Military Personnel Data System after June 14 for the 19E6 promotion cycle will not reflect on your Data Verification Record. If your eligibility status changes or an update is required after June 14, your FSS/MPS must contact the AFPC Enlisted Promotions office via email. The DVR is the most important tool to ensure the information on the promotion record is complete and accurate. DVR review instructions can be found on our public website at www.afpc.af.mil/Promotion/DVR-Review/. #AFPC #AirForce
June enlisted supplemental promotion results Congratulations to the 72 Airmen selected today for promotion via the enlisted in-system supplemental promotion process and the CY19 Senior NCO Supplemental Board. The list is available by clicking the "Supplemental Promotion Selects" button on the right side of the Enlisted Promotions page of the AFPC public website. #AFPC #AirForce http://www.afpc.af.mil/Enlisted-Promotions/
June through September 2019 officer promotion increments for colonel, lieutenant colonel and major are now available on our public website. Click the graphic link to take you there! #AFPC #AirForce
Thinking about retirement? We have a webcast for that. For this and more #AirForce personnel content, go to our YouTube page at www.youtube.com/airforcepersonnelcenter. #AFPC
Effective July 12, the Department of Defense will limit eligibility to transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill&#174; benefits to service members with less than 16 years of total active-duty or selected reserve service. Essentially, if you were unable to commit to another four years for any reason, you would be unable to request a transfer of benefits. To find out if you qualify to transfer benefits, contact the Total Force Service Center at 1-800-525-0102. You can find more information about the GI Bill on our public website at #AFPC #AirForce" target="_blank">https://www.afpc.af.mil/Benefits-and-Entitlements/Post-9/11-GI-Bill/ #AFPC #AirForce</a>
Secretary, chief of staff initiate dialogue with commanders on a plan for new officer promotion categories. "We believe it is time to expand the Line of the Air Force promotion categories into more subgroupings." Click the link to read the full story. #AirForce
2019 NECP, DECP SELECTION BOARD RESULTS The Nurse Enlisted and Direct Enlisted Commissioning Program Selection Board results have been posted to the AFPC public website on the Enlisted Commissioning page at #AFPC #AirForce" target="_blank">https://www.afpc.af.mil/Assignment/Enlisted_Commission/. Congrats to those selected! #AFPC #AirForce</a>
Commanders and superintendents attending the same leadership course - yes it&#39;s a thing here at AFPC. "Our emphasis on officer and enlisted squadron leadership will bring commanders and superintendents’ perspectives together, which benefits the Airmen in their units and the missions they perform," said Lt. Col. Joshua Hawkins, AFPC course director. Take a look at what these leaders learned about AFPC processes and programs. https://www.afpc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1859206/superintendents-join-afpc-squadron-commander-course/
Are you separated from service and looking for a copy of your DD214? Or maybe a Vietnam Veteran trying to track down a copy of your orders placing you in country? Are you retired and needing to update your address with the Air Force? For information on how to request or correct military personnel records, watch the video, then head over to visit our Military Personnel Records webpage at #AFPC #AirForce" target="_blank">https://www.afpc.af.mil/Career-Management/Military-Personnel-Records/ #AFPC #AirForce</a>
On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation. Thank you for your service. Air Force Families Forever #WeRemember #MemorialDay https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SqEOs8On5s0
Summer of 2019 heralds “Summer of Launch” for the Space & Missile Systems Center, the nation’s launch vehicle procu… https://t.co/n2FpP5y6JY
#OTD: June 18, 1983 Dr. Sally K. Ride became the first U.S. woman in #space on the second Challenger and seventh Sp… https://t.co/ZmOgNc3Uq6
#ICYMI Episode 4: "Space Futures, Part II" is available NOW on SoundCloud, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts… https://t.co/5QdVXwR17E
In order to combat rising threats in the space domain, the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Directorat… https://t.co/P6AdTCdXDs
The Space and Missile System Center’s Production Corps User Equipment Foreign Military Sales (FMS) team continues t… https://t.co/oVcTTMROyV
Col. Pepper, 460th Space Wing commander and Col. Bourquin, incoming 460th Space Wing vice commander, toured the Arm… https://t.co/sdcBM4OAMg
.@AF_SMC Launch Enterprise Systems Directorate & Rocket Systems Launch Program partnered w/Northrop Grumman Innovat… https://t.co/SDMzlAk9M8
#DYK the @usairforce was once the Army Air Corps? It became a separate service from the @USArmy on Sept. 18, 1947.… https://t.co/Kyvizv2ggM
#DYK The launch of the @usairforce GPS III Space Vehicle 02 built by @LockheedMartin, which will liftoff aboard a… https://t.co/2YANPcwRln
The @usairforce & AFSPC are powered by innovation. Because of this, @30thSpaceWing, is continually making improveme… https://t.co/wikczpqdwr

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