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  • Saving the nation is serious business

    On Jan. 11, China conducted a successful test of an anti-satellite weapon., creating an instant need for an expanded space catalog and greater space situational awareness.Launched from the Xichang Space Center in Sichuan province, the missile successfully engaged an aging low-Earth orbit Chinese Fengyun-1C weather satellite on a polar orbit, 537
  • Commander's thanks

    As everyone knows by now, Team Malmstrom experienced a tragic event May 25 when Snowbird 2, Capt. Shawn McCaughey, crashed during rehearsal for the weekend's air show. At the request of the Snowbird team, we still held our open house without their performance and invited the community to come out and witness our folks showcasing our mission. What
  • CC's Memorial Day Message

    To the Men and Women of Air Force Space Command. As flags wave gracefully on this upcoming Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the brave Americans who have fallen while fighting our Nation's wars and battles. We pause to honor the patriots--Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen--who answered their Nation's call so that we all may live
  • Success depends upon teamwork, synergy

    Teamwork is essential to the success of any unit. Take an automobile for example. A vehicle needs more than a good engine to get you to where you want to go. It also needs a good transmission, carburetor, steering, tires, electrical system, fuel system and cooling system just to function at a basic level. For it to run smoothly, all of these need
  • Socrates was right, culture shapes character

    Today's newspaper, radio and television news broadcasts are full of ethically horrific stories of famous personalities caught making inappropriate comments of a demeaning nature. From racial slurs uttered in comedy clubs, to the vocal debasing of women in popular music genres, this mad societal desire for "shock and awe" entertainment only results
  • When is going 'outside the chain' okay?

    A chief master sergeant at another base was accused of sexually harassing a fellow squadron member. The squadron commander directed an investigation which found the chief had acted inappropriately. The chief explained he was unaware his actions were perceived as harassing and apologized. Unfortunately, the story doesn't end there. Several weeks
  • Supervisors key to creating safety culture

    Creating a safety culture to prevent mishaps is not easy. It requires the participation of an entire organization to prevent that next mishap from occurring. The key to the mishap prevention program is the supervisor; he or she makes the very foundation on which the mishap prevention program stands. Having knowledge of the very basic steps on how
  • First impressions can set tone for career

    I'll never forget when I first reported to my Officer Training School flight commander, Capt. Charles Brown. After "laying down the law," he asked if I had any questions. This was my first opportunity to make a good impression, and I knew just what to ask. On my way to OTS, I spent the night with a friend who was a recent graduate of the Air Force
  • Satellite Flyer goes online

    Le roi est mort. Vive le roi.The May 3 issue of the Satellite Flyer is the last that the 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Office will directly produce. But you will continue to see a base newspaper with stories about the Schriever community as well as interesting stories from around the Air Force.We're moving our focus to the Web -- you'll find some
  • Big-picture awareness vital to mission

    As editor of the Satellite Flyer, I read ... a lot. One article that caught my eye Friday was a commentary I read in the Spring 2007 "TIG Brief" magazine. Lt. Gen. Ronald Sams, the Air Force Inspector General, wrote about a chance encounter with a sharp, intelligent young officer who didn't consider himself a warrior. "You're in the world's most

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19E6 Technical Sergeant Promotion Cycle File Freeze The file freeze will take effect June 14. Any data updated in Military Personnel Data System after June 14 for the 19E6 promotion cycle will not reflect on your Data Verification Record. If your eligibility status changes or an update is required after June 14, your FSS/MPS must contact the AFPC Enlisted Promotions office via email. The DVR is the most important tool to ensure the information on the promotion record is complete and accurate. DVR review instructions can be found on our public website at www.afpc.af.mil/Promotion/DVR-Review/. #AFPC #AirForce
June enlisted supplemental promotion results Congratulations to the 72 Airmen selected today for promotion via the enlisted in-system supplemental promotion process and the CY19 Senior NCO Supplemental Board. The list is available by clicking the "Supplemental Promotion Selects" button on the right side of the Enlisted Promotions page of the AFPC public website. #AFPC #AirForce http://www.afpc.af.mil/Enlisted-Promotions/
June through September 2019 officer promotion increments for colonel, lieutenant colonel and major are now available on our public website. Click the graphic link to take you there! #AFPC #AirForce
Thinking about retirement? We have a webcast for that. For this and more #AirForce personnel content, go to our YouTube page at www.youtube.com/airforcepersonnelcenter. #AFPC
Effective July 12, the Department of Defense will limit eligibility to transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill&#174; benefits to service members with less than 16 years of total active-duty or selected reserve service. Essentially, if you were unable to commit to another four years for any reason, you would be unable to request a transfer of benefits. To find out if you qualify to transfer benefits, contact the Total Force Service Center at 1-800-525-0102. You can find more information about the GI Bill on our public website at #AFPC #AirForce" target="_blank">https://www.afpc.af.mil/Benefits-and-Entitlements/Post-9/11-GI-Bill/ #AFPC #AirForce</a>
Secretary, chief of staff initiate dialogue with commanders on a plan for new officer promotion categories. "We believe it is time to expand the Line of the Air Force promotion categories into more subgroupings." Click the link to read the full story. #AirForce
2019 NECP, DECP SELECTION BOARD RESULTS The Nurse Enlisted and Direct Enlisted Commissioning Program Selection Board results have been posted to the AFPC public website on the Enlisted Commissioning page at #AFPC #AirForce" target="_blank">https://www.afpc.af.mil/Assignment/Enlisted_Commission/. Congrats to those selected! #AFPC #AirForce</a>
Commanders and superintendents attending the same leadership course - yes it&#39;s a thing here at AFPC. "Our emphasis on officer and enlisted squadron leadership will bring commanders and superintendents’ perspectives together, which benefits the Airmen in their units and the missions they perform," said Lt. Col. Joshua Hawkins, AFPC course director. Take a look at what these leaders learned about AFPC processes and programs. https://www.afpc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1859206/superintendents-join-afpc-squadron-commander-course/
Are you separated from service and looking for a copy of your DD214? Or maybe a Vietnam Veteran trying to track down a copy of your orders placing you in country? Are you retired and needing to update your address with the Air Force? For information on how to request or correct military personnel records, watch the video, then head over to visit our Military Personnel Records webpage at #AFPC #AirForce" target="_blank">https://www.afpc.af.mil/Career-Management/Military-Personnel-Records/ #AFPC #AirForce</a>
On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation. Thank you for your service. Air Force Families Forever #WeRemember #MemorialDay https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SqEOs8On5s0
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#OTD: June 18, 1983 Dr. Sally K. Ride became the first U.S. woman in #space on the second Challenger and seventh Sp… https://t.co/ZmOgNc3Uq6
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In order to combat rising threats in the space domain, the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Directorat… https://t.co/P6AdTCdXDs
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Col. Pepper, 460th Space Wing commander and Col. Bourquin, incoming 460th Space Wing vice commander, toured the Arm… https://t.co/sdcBM4OAMg
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