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  • AFSPC member formally recognized at Air Force Academy football game

    Dr. Carrie Baker, diversity and inclusion officer at Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, was formally recognized Oct. 12, 2019 at an Air Force Academy football game for her efforts in helping the Academy kick-off its first unconscious bias training curriculum.
  • 2nd Space Operations Squadron decommissions 22-year-old satellite

    The 2nd Space Operations Squadron decommissioned Satellite Vehicle Number 38, to give way to the next generation of GPS III satellites at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Oct. 9, 2019. First Lieutenant Kristina Brandes, 2nd SOPS chief bus system analyst, said the squadron was disposing of the satellite because it is at the end of its operational life. “It’s one of our oldest satellites that launched 22 years ago,” she said. “Once we turn off the transmitter (one of the final commands), it will basically be dead in the air...it will be tracked as space debris.”
  • Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise successfully completes “Summer of Launch ‘19” campaign: Focuses next on innovative small launch efforts

    With the August 22 launch of Lockheed Martin’s GPS III SV02 satellite aboard the final Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) launch vehicle, the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise marked the successful completion of a rigorous Summer launch schedule.Launching four critical missions in under 60 days from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Cape
  • SMC sets new standard of success for acquisition and operations of SensorSat

    The Operationally Responsive Space (ORS)-5 satellite, also known as SensorSat, will reach Full Operational Capability declaration later this year. Marking a significant milestone of success for the Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center and the 18th Space Control Squadron, ORS-5 will continue to expand Space Domain
  • Schriever, Peterson Airmen ‘strike-out’ against domestic violence

    The Peterson Air Force Base Family Advocacy Program hosted their second-annual Domestic Violence Awareness month bowling tournament, "Strike-Out Domestic Violence" at the Bowling Center on Peterson AFB, Colorado, Oct. 1. According to Angela Lenn, 21st Medical Group Family Advocacy Program assistant, around 50 members from both Schriever and Peterson AFBs supported the bowling event. Kim Lee Vehige, 21st Family Advocacy Program Intervention Specialist talked about the collaborative efforts to make the tournament a reality. “The intent of the bowling tournament is to raise awareness that October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and to highlight resources available,” she said.
  • Air War College faculty members visit AFSPC

    Air War College faculty members met with senior leaders from U.S. Space Command and Headquarters, Air Force Space Command on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sep. 30, 2019, at the start of a week-long staff ride to the Front Range, focusing on the important role of the space warfighter. The purpose of the training was to educate AWC faculty on challenges and opportunities the space community is facing in order to help prepare their students to advocate for space as they step into increasingly more strategic positions regardless of their service, country or career field.
  • CFSCC establishment ceremony held at Vandenberg

    Joint and coalition space officials from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States attended a ceremony to formally recognize the establishment of Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) at Vandenberg AFB, Oct. 1, 2019.
  • AFGSC tests Minuteman III missile with launch from Vandenberg AFB

    The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is robust, flexible, ready and appropriately tailored to deter 21st century threats and reassure our allies. Test launches are not a response or reaction to world events or regional tensions.
  • Defenders Pioneer Cutting Edge Anti-drone Technology at Buckley AFB

    New hobby equipment or a potential threat to national defense? Buckley Air Force Base Defenders are ready for it all.For many, the small drones that are now ubiquitous across the country pose a real challenge to those tasked with Air Base Ground Defense. Known by many as ‘quad copters,’ or simply ‘drones,’ these devices are becoming a serious
  • U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center awards Launch Operations Support modification contract for five NRO missions

    The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), awarded a sole source, five-year, $1.18 billion Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) modification of the Delta IV Heavy contract (FA8811-19-C-0002), saving $455 million.This modification was awarded Sept. 27 to United Launch Alliance (ULA) for Launch
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