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  • Force shaping board results released

    The Air Force has released the results of the 2006 Force Shaping Board, affecting lieutenants in the 2002 and 2003 accession year groups. The Force Shaping Board is designed to enable the Air Force to meet mission requirements within budget constraints and to provide Combatant Commanders with the right mix of ready and fully trained Airmen. The
  • Command IMAs gather for Front Range CTA

    Approximately 350 Air Force Space Command and U.S. Air Force Academy individual mobilization augmentees met here at the officers’ club for the Front Range Command Training Assembly May 4 and 5. This is the third year the CTA has been held at Peterson AFB. The training provides “one-stop shopping” for the IMAs to accomplish the bulk of their
  • AFSPC vice commander visits SMC detachment

    The vice commander (and acting commander) of Air Force Space Command recently conducted a sweeping tour of AFSPC assets throughout New Mexico. When Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz visited Detachment 12 of the Space and Missile Systems Center here last week, he sat down with the Nucleus, Kirtland’s base newspaper, for a wide-ranging interview. While it comes
  • General Klotz: CAPEX adds to Warren legacy

    Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, Vice Commander of Air Force Space Command, visited the 90th Space Wing on May 15, to learn among other things, how the wing, 20th Air Force and the command are preparing for the upcoming Capabilities Demonstration Exercise (CAPEX). CAPEX is a Secretary of Defense-directed exercise, supported by the Defense Threat Reduction
  • Guam Tracking Station assists research satellites into orbit

    At approximately 3:02 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time April 28, a Boeing Delta II rocket carrying a pair of satellites soared into space from the California coastline. Detachment 5, 22nd Space Operations Squadron, the Guam Tracking Station at Northwest Field here helped place these two satellites into orbit. The station, a tenant unit at Andersen,
  • Air Force Space and Missile Pioneer dies at 86

    Retired Col. Frederic "Fritz" C.E. Oder passed away May 11 at Addison-Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Mass., from complications of congestive heart failure at the age of 86. Colonel Oder was one of the original ten Space Pioneers named by the National Space Club of Washington D.C. in 1989. He was honored again when Air Force Space Command
  • 50th SFS commemorates National Police Week

    The 50th Security Forces Squadron commemorated Schriever’s observance of National Police Week at the auditorium here May 15. “It is the law enforcement officer who routinely serves our community while in danger from members of that very same community,” 50th Security Forces Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Paul Scholl said. In 1962, President John
  • Satellites explained: the hardware Buckley works with

    It seems that anyone who knows anything about space these days is called a rocket scientist. It’s not really an accurate label. At Buckley Air Force Base, which is full of people who know lots of “anythings” about space, one is more likely to run into a space operator – someone who works with space systems and manages a system’s every day
  • 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
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