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  • Buckley provides situation awareness to warfighters

    “We’re not sure what they do, but we’re glad they do it here.” Those are the words the mayor of the City of Aurora once said about Buckley AFB. With an economic impact in the eastern metro area greater than $1.2 billion, one would hope that the base’s greatest supporters would have some idea of what the base does. The reality is that most people in
  • AFSPC commander launches High Frontier Adventures

    Air Force Space Command’s most senior leader headed back to the classroom this week, not to brush up on the latest space concepts, but to share some of his expertise with the students. General Lance W. Lord, AFSPC Commander, shared his space experience with some of Discovery Canyon’s fifth and sixth graders as the kickoff for the command’s High
  • Command OAY program kicks off with nominee announcement

    Air Force Space Command announced its nominees for its annual outstanding Airmen of the year program this week. The nominees rank among the top in the command and hail from varying specialties and units across the nation. “It’s an honor to lead this program and to recognize these stars of our command,” said Air Force Space Command Command Chief
  • Airmen join local schools in ‘Read Across America’ programs

    Nearly 30 Airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base and supported units read to students at Carr Elementary School in Torrance, Calif., and Center Street School in El Segundo, Calif., as part of the schools’ “Read Across America” events March 2. “It was great,” said 1st Lt. Rebecca Drydol-Brandon, SBIRS Program Office. “The kids loved it.” She read
  • Buckley hosts metro EMS training

    More than 125 metro-area paramedics, doctors and nurses converged here for the first time for a bi-annual emergency medical services conference recently. The conference, which featured classroom instruction and practical, hands-on instruction, focused on mass casualty incidents and emergency medical services response to a national disaster. “The
  • 54th Helicopter Squadron receives 7th Huey

    The 54th Helicopter Squadron received a seventh UH-1N “Huey” helicopter Feb. 28 to increase its mission capability and ability to respond to missile complex needs. The process took almost a year, said Col. Dan Ciechanowski, 91st Operations Group commander. The squadron needed the helicopter since the aging fleet, harsh weather conditions and
  • What’s in a name? SWC becomes SIDC

    The Space Warfare Center became the Space Innovation and Development Center in a formal ceremony here March 8 at 2:30 p.m. The name has changed, but the organization’s mission remains the same, said Col. Larry Chodzko, SIDC commander. “One of the things I want people to understand is that there’s no change in our mission,” he said. “What’s changed
  • Air Force Space Command leader retires

    Air Force Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley presided over the retirement ceremony for General Lance W. Lord, Commander of Air Force Space Command, here March 3. More than 700 current and former national defense leaders, active and retired senior officers, civic leaders and active-duty members witnessed the celebration of the general’s
  • Victim advocates help people, make program successful

    The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program, formerly known as the Victim Support Liaison, is in full swing here. The program wouldn’t be able to succeed without victim advocates. “Victim advocates do a bulk of the work,” said Jeanine Arnold, 21st Space Wing sexual assault response coordinator. “They respond to the victims after I receive a

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