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  • SMC sets new standard of success for acquisition and operations of SensorSat

    The Operationally Responsive Space (ORS)-5 satellite, also known as SensorSat, will reach Full Operational Capability declaration later this year. Marking a significant milestone of success for the Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center and the 18th Space Control Squadron, ORS-5 will continue to expand Space Domain
  • Schriever, Peterson Airmen ‘strike-out’ against domestic violence

    The Peterson Air Force Base Family Advocacy Program hosted their second-annual Domestic Violence Awareness month bowling tournament, "Strike-Out Domestic Violence" at the Bowling Center on Peterson AFB, Colorado, Oct. 1. According to Angela Lenn, 21st Medical Group Family Advocacy Program assistant, around 50 members from both Schriever and Peterson AFBs supported the bowling event. Kim Lee Vehige, 21st Family Advocacy Program Intervention Specialist talked about the collaborative efforts to make the tournament a reality. “The intent of the bowling tournament is to raise awareness that October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and to highlight resources available,” she said.
  • Air War College faculty members visit AFSPC

    Air War College faculty members met with senior leaders from U.S. Space Command and Headquarters, Air Force Space Command on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sep. 30, 2019, at the start of a week-long staff ride to the Front Range, focusing on the important role of the space warfighter. The purpose of the training was to educate AWC faculty on challenges and opportunities the space community is facing in order to help prepare their students to advocate for space as they step into increasingly more strategic positions regardless of their service, country or career field.
  • CFSCC establishment ceremony held at Vandenberg

    Joint and coalition space officials from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States attended a ceremony to formally recognize the establishment of Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) at Vandenberg AFB, Oct. 1, 2019.
  • AFGSC tests Minuteman III missile with launch from Vandenberg AFB

    The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is robust, flexible, ready and appropriately tailored to deter 21st century threats and reassure our allies. Test launches are not a response or reaction to world events or regional tensions.
  • Defenders Pioneer Cutting Edge Anti-drone Technology at Buckley AFB

    New hobby equipment or a potential threat to national defense? Buckley Air Force Base Defenders are ready for it all.For many, the small drones that are now ubiquitous across the country pose a real challenge to those tasked with Air Base Ground Defense. Known by many as ‘quad copters,’ or simply ‘drones,’ these devices are becoming a serious
  • U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center awards Launch Operations Support modification contract for five NRO missions

    The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), awarded a sole source, five-year, $1.18 billion Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) modification of the Delta IV Heavy contract (FA8811-19-C-0002), saving $455 million.This modification was awarded Sept. 27 to United Launch Alliance (ULA) for Launch
  • Doing things the ‘Wright’ way – CMSAF Wright mentors Airmen at Los Angeles Air Force Base

    The Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) welcomed Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright during a visit Sept. 26, 2019. Enlisted, officer and civilian Airmen came together at Los Angeles Air Force Base to hear what the Air Force’s senior enlisted leader had to share. “I’ve come to the conclusion that our Airmen, they
  • Ascension Island's hydroponics lab is revitalizing life on the volcanic island

    Space has been the center of conversation in the news and entertainment. There was even a movie about future human inhabitance on Mars! But how would that happen? How would we be able to sustain growing food? Mars, a dry and dusty planet, would not be able to support human life organically.And just like the case would be on Mars, the food choices
  • CMSAF Wright visits Vandenberg Air Force Base

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright met with Airmen and hosted an all call during a visit Sept. 25, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
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