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  • 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
  • New Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Ground System Embracing Rapid Acquisitions

    The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Remote Sensing Systems Directorate (RS) is bringing innovative space capabilities to the warfighter, the American people, and its allies by embracing rapid and innovative space acquisitions. In recent months, SMC underwent a structural acquisition transformation dubbed SMC 2.0 that implemented efforts to
  • SNCOs: Mentor Future Commanders!

    “More is caught, than taught.” This common colloquialism rings true for individual development. Regardless of your tenure in the Top 3, if you have just sewn on master sergeant, or are a chief master sergeant hitting high year tenure, senior NCOs shape tomorrow’s joint leaders. We set the example for what we want to see in emerging leaders and provide the template with our actions.
  • Air Force honors six new inductees at Schriever Wall of Honor Ceremony

    Six Air Force and civilian pioneers were honored during a ceremony at Los Angeles Air Force Base, May 16. Their newly inscribed names were unveiled on a wall of polished black granite at the General Bernard A. Schriever Memorial, located on the grounds of the Space and Missile Systems Center.Hosted by Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, SMC commander and
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