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  • Vice President Pence visits VAFB

    Vice President Mike Pence and Mrs. Karen Pence met with base leadership, Airmen and their families during a visit July 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • AFSPC hosts AFROTC cadets for inaugural space immersion course

    Sixteen Air Force ROTC cadets from across the nation embarked on a three-week journey for immersion in Air Force Space Command’s missions, capabilities and units June 2-21, 2019.
  • 45th SW supports Falcon Heavy STP-2 rocket launch

    SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy STP-2 launched June 25, 2019, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The STP-2 was the first Falcon Heavy launch with an official Department of Defense mission and payload; the payload included satellites from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), several universities and even the cremated remains of more than 150 humans, such as Apollo 11 astronaut Bill Pogue.
  • First Falcon Heavy mission for Defense Department successfully launched

    The U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center and its mission partners, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, successfully launched the Department of Defense’s Space Test Program-2 mission from the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A at 2:30 a.m. EDT on June 25 (11:30 p.m. Pacific, June 24).
  • Air Force, SpaceX ready to launch first Falcon Heavy mission for Defense Department

    A SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch vehicle rolled onto historic Launch Complex 39A during the pre-dawn hours today, in preparation for tonight's Department of Defense’s Space Test Program-2 mission.  The U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center manages the Space Test Program on behalf of the Defense Department.STP-2 will be the first DOD mission
  • SMC prepares for “Summer of Launch 19” with four space missions over two-month period

    Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center, the national security space launch procurer of choice, is preparing for a very busy summer of space launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida.Weather or technical issues permitting, in a span of just 31 days over the next two months, SMC’s launch program offices are preparing for four planned
  • Weapons School: Multi-domain integration since 1996

    The purpose of Weapons School Integration — the capstone event for each class of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Weapons Instructor Course — hasn’t changed much over the years, but the capabilities, platforms and domains involved have.
  • Steel foundation: Locally-born general comes home to tell AF story

    Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of Air Force Space Command and Pittsburgh local, visited several key organizations in the area June 13 and 14, 2019.
  • AFSPC Airmen round half-way point in Space Intelligence Intern Program

    In order to combat rising threats in the space domain, the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Directorate at Headquarters, Air Force Space Command and the Space Security and Defense Program stood up the Space Intelligence Intern Program in July 2018. The 24-month program is designed to improve the space foundational intelligence base for candidates to succeed in future space intelligence leadership roles.
  • Providing access to space through innovation

    The U.S. Air Force and Space Command are powered by innovation. Because of this, Vandenberg Air Force Base is continually making improvements to base facilities, equipment and the way Airmen and mission partners do their job in order to complete the space mission.
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