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  • Youth summer camps offer engagement, growth

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It may seem far away, but schools will be out for the summer before most realize. How are you going to keep your kids engaged and excited during their break and give them opportunities to grow?The Air Force Services Activity, headquartered here, manages many programs designed specifically for kids, to
  • Air Force sports seeks male, female softball players

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force is looking for men and women for 2019 Air Force Softball Trial Camps. The men’s camp is at Eglin AFB, Florida, and the women’s is at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Both camps are July 25 – Aug. 11.Armed Forces Softball Championships are Aug. 12-18 at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida.Applications
  • 2019 Air Force Photo Contest opens soon

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Shutterbugs of all ages and experience get ready! The 2019 Air Force Photo Contest opens May 1.The annual contest, managed by the Air Force Services Activity, highlights and celebrates photography created by Airmen and their families.This year’s event features five categories:Adult categories, for those 18
  • Air Force releases proposal request for the Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement Contract

    The Space and Missile Systems Center, in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office, released a request for proposals May 3, for the purpose of competitively awarding firm fixed-price, indefinite-delivery requirements contracts to two domestic launch service providers. These “Launch Service Procurement” contracts are for National Security Space launch service procurements in fiscal year 2020 through 2024 for missions launching through 2027.
  • Op Ed: Life in a post-JMS world: U.S. Space Superiority powered by ‘Agile’ Acquisitions

    In the world of space acquisitions, agility is a best practice. This is because software development and sustainment no longer follow the norms of the previous century. Repeatedly, the DoD has struggled with fielding software intensive programs in a timely fashion and within a reasonable cost.One Space and Missile Systems Center program, the Joint
  • Op Ed: The Age of Agile - Changing how Requirements are Generated

    It is often said within the acquisition community that it needs to be more agile, especially with respect to software; but, what about requirements being agile too? Requirements are traditionally codified, and users establish key performance parameters – processes rarely to be revisited or updated for years despite evolving threats.
  • 100th space sharing agreement signed, Romania Space Agency joins

    U.S. Strategic Command reached a milestone with the signing of its 100th space situational awareness agreement (SSA) when the Romanian Space Agency signed an agreement with USSTRATCOM April 25, 2019.
  • CSAF pays visit to Space Flag: Participants increase warfighter capabilities

    Air Force Space Command successfully completed its sixth Space Flag 19-2 exercise at the Boeing Virtual Warfare Center in Washington, D.C., April 19, 2019. Space Flag is a mission planning exercise focused at the tactical-level within the space domain on AFSPC’s “Fight Tonight” mission, allowing space operators to maneuver in a robust, physics-based modeling and simulation environment. Participants simulate operations in a contested, degraded and operationally-limited environment with current capabilities against a thinking and determined adversary.
  • SECAF underscores space strategy and partnerships with allies

    Speaking to an audience of more than 200 leaders from government, business, academic, defense and financial communities, Wilson highlighted the U.S. Air Force space strategy and the importance of partnering with allies.
  • Women in space: Enhancing capability through diversity

    The 35th Space Symposium featured its third Women’s Global Gathering in Colorado Springs that included Brig. Gen. Deanna Burt, Air Force Space Command director of operations and communications, Ms. Krista Paquin, former NASA deputy associate administrator, and Dr. Michelle Parker, vice president and chief engineer for space and launch at Boeing Defense Space and Security, April 11, 2019.
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