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  • Commentary: Make your home PC an ‘e-fortress’

    I’m a computer geek. My first job in the Air Force was computer programming. Before I joined the Air Force, I worked in the personal computer repair business. Among failed hard drives and lightning-fried modems, I handled a lot of virus-infected PCs. Computer threats then were different. There were no Internet-enabled viruses, and spyware was
  • ‘A date which will live in infamy’: Roosevelt’s historic speech to Congress captures American spirit

    Sixty-four years ago Dec. 8, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered a speech before a joint session of the U.S. Congress urging them to declare war against the Japanese empire. The six-minute long speech—preceded by a surprise offensive by Japanese forces the day before—brought America violently into World War II.  President Roosevelt’s
  • Air Force releases new mission statement

    The realities of the world have changed dramatically since the creation of the Air Force in 1947 and continue to change almost daily. With these changes in mind, Air Force leaders released a new mission statement Dec. 7 that defines the current and future direction of the Air Force."Today, our world is fast paced, constantly shifting and filled
  • 50th SCS pioneers AF Standard Desktop

    The 50th Space Communications Squadron here is spearheading development of the Air Force Standard Desktop Configuration, which will strengthen network defenses on all Air Force active-duty, Reserve and Guard installations in 2006 and may become a part of an approved configuration for all federal government PCs.  “Schriever was selected because we
  • Commentary: Home for the holidays

    “I’ve got leave scheduled for the holidays!” “Are you going home for the holidays?”“I can’t wait to get home for Christmas.”These are all statements I have heard for the past couple of months around Wing Wonderful. They are statements I have heard on the heels of other questions that were asked of me a few months ago.“How is your home in
  • AFSPC holds forum for government, industry partners

    Air Force Space Command members met with industry representatives here Dec. 12 in a forum dedicated to clearing away communication obstacles to the acquisition process.  “There was a similar event in October put together by the National Defense Industrial Association,” said Lt. Col. Renee Richardson, chief, policy and clearance branch for
  • Commander sends holiday greetings

    During this special holiday season, Beccy and I offer our heartfelt thanks to you--our Air Force Space Command family. Whether active-duty, guard, reserve, civilian or contractor, we are grateful for your extraordinary commitment to defend the United States and protect the freedoms every American enjoys. Our families are a vital part of this
  • Transforming space conference launched

    Space and Missile Systems Center was at the forefront in helping to launch the inaugural transforming space conference held Dec. 1-2 in Los Angeles. Jointly sponsored by the California Space Authority and the California Space Education and Workforce Institute, Inc., the “Transforming Space: California Innovation, Infrastructure and Intellectual
  • SFS lends hand to hurricane victim

    We see them everywhere. At the gates. In their cars and our review mirrors. They’re so omnipresent that many of us think they’re part of the landscape. However, there is one man in the civilian community who couldn’t miss the volunteer 45th Security Forces Squadron personnel who helped him rebound from disaster.  Recently, 11 members of the
  • LA AFB lawyer takes top honor in ABA essay contest

    “When you do something, you should be proud enough about it to sign your name to it,” is a quote from the Douglas Drewry book, “Successful Leadership Today.” Proudly signing his name to an award-winning essay demonstrates the recent achievement of Space and Missile Systems Center’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Capt. Charles Kels, assistant

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