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  • Air Force space legend visits the Pentagon

    Air Force legend, space pioneer and Guinness Book of World Records record holder, retired Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford held a question and answer session at the Pentagon, Jan. 29.
  • Schriever AFB remembers activation of 50th SW

    The 50th SW is responsible for the operation and support of 185 Department of Defense satellites and installation support to 20 mission partners with a workforce of more than 8,000 personnel.
  • Space Operators provide TACPs tactical space training

    Deployed Tactical Air Control Party Airmen expect space effects to work; otherwise pilots get shot down, bombs miss targets, and soldiers die. TACPs may not know how space works, but if it doesn’t work well for America and its allies then its results devastating.Space operators from the 16th and 4th Space Control Squadrons at Peterson Air Force
  • Canadian space operators certified, awarded space wings in CSpOC

    For the first time ever, three Canadian space operators assigned to Vandenberg AFB, Calif., were certified and formally awarded the U.S. Air Force Space Operations Badge in the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) 25 Jan. 2019. The newly certified space operators, along with one senior space operator, were recognized and formally presented
  • Delta IV Heavy NROL-71 successfully launched

    Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch Complex-6 here, Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11:10 am PST.
  • Growing Air Force’s space medicine culture

    As space continues to play an increasingly critical role in our nation’s defense, the need for the space medicine specialty grows. Medical Airmen within U.S. Air Force Space Command are making sure space operators are ready for future readiness requirements. “Space is no longer a neutral, docile domain,” said Col. Walter “Sparky” Matthews, AFSPC Command Surgeon. “It has become a contested environment where many state and non-state actors actively seek to disrupt U.S. space capability.”
  • Inaugural Vice Chief’s Challenge seeks game-changing innovations

    The Air Force is continuing to look to its Airmen to create innovative solutions to the service’s trickiest challenges, this time specifically seeking their help to improve multi-domain operations.
  • Space Flag prepares Airmen for a real fight

    Air Force Space Command concluded its fifth iteration of the Department of Defense’s premier space exercise last month in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Uniform code of military justice changes

    Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the Military Justice Act of 2016 will instate the most reform to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Manual for Courts-Martial in decades, modernizing dated aspects of the military justice system while also providing transparency.
  • First GPS III satellite successfully launched

    The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the first Global Positioning Systems (GPS) III satellite at  8:51 a.m. EST, Dec. 23 from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The Lockheed Martin-built satellite, known as “Vespucci,” in honor of Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer for whom the
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