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  • 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
  • SMC commander declares 2006 ‘Rebirth of SMC’

    Stressing processes, partnerships and people, Space and Missile Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel told a group of approximately 100 of The Aerospace Corporation’s employees that they play a vital role in the “rebirth of SMC” and continued mission success. The general spoke Feb. 16 as part of The Aerospace Corporation’s Speakers Forum
  • GPS enables DAGR to track ‘bad guys’

    When United States forces get to Iraq and Afghanistan, they find dry, featureless terrain with no real landmarks or points of reference to use while traveling across wide-open and often dangerous landscapes. In the past, maps and a compass were the decisive tools used by servicemembers to track down the enemy and find their exact location in

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