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Default Air Force Logo Air Force preparing to launch fifth Orbital Test Vehicle mission
The Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office is undergoing final launch preparations for the fifth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. The OTV is scheduled to launch on Sept. 7, 2017, onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo New Air Force Space Operations Directorate achieves operating capability
The Air Force selected the senior civilian and mobilization assistant for the deputy chief of staff for Space Operations directorate, or "AF/A11," Aug. 17, 2017. Mr. Shawn Barnes will serve as the assistant deputy chief of staff for Space Operations, and Maj. Gen. Pamela Lincoln has been named as the Mobilization assistant to the deputy chief of staff for Space Operations.
0 8/17
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Aug. 4
On this look around the Air Force, senior leaders release new priorities, F.E. Warren AFB Airmen launch a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and the Secretary of the Air Force discusses space funding at an Air Force Association dinner.
0 8/04
2017
Secaf Wilson AFA SECAF talks Light Attack Experiment, innovation at AFA dinner
While speaking at an Air Force Association event in Arlington, Va., Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson highlighted the four aircraft that Air Force pilots will fly through a range of combat mission scenarios in the Light Attack Experimentation Campaign at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico next week.
0 8/01
2017
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Vice President Mike Pence greets Air Force Space Command Commander General Jay Raymond, June 23, 2017. Pence visited Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station for a closer look at how space plays an integral role in military operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher DeWitt) Pence visits front range, receives AFSPC familiarization
Vice President Michael Pence made history by being the first vice president to send a payload command to a Global Positioning System satellite, June 23, 2017, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.
0 6/28
2017
Writers from various publications listen to briefers and take notes during the Air Force’s third annual Magazine Day at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Magazine Day at Pentagon showcases Airmen, innovation
In the three years since its inception, the Air Force’s Magazine Day has cultivated relationships and strengthened interaction with media outlets to help spark future story ideas highlighting the innovation, courage and dedication of Airmen.
0 6/23
2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has approved the reorganization of the Air Force headquarters to establish a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations, who will be a three-star Air Force general officer. Air Force Stands Up New Headquarters Space Directorate
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has approved the reorganization of the Air Force headquarters to establish a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations, who will be a three-star Air Force general officer.
0 6/16
2017
Secretary of the Air Force heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein prepare to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee June 6, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  The top leaders gave their testimony on the posture of the Department of the Air Force in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2018 and the Future Years' Defense Program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force leaders discuss the future of Air and Space power
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill June 6.
0 6/06
2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks about the fiscal year 2018 budget, the Aviation Bonus Program, and an upcoming Air Force fighter jet deployment to Europe during an Air Force Association breakfast event, June 5, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Wilson sets sights on readiness, modernization at Air Force Association breakfast
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series June 5, 2017, at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. During her remarks Wilson spoke about the proposed Air Force budget for the fiscal year that starts October 1.
0 6/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF rolls out fiscal 2018 space budget
Air Force leaders met with media to discuss specifics of the service’s fiscal 2018 space investment budget at the Pentagon May 24, 2017. The request totals $7.75 billion, an approximately 20 percent increase from fiscal year 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF showcases game-changing technologies at DOD Lab Day
Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory presented 16 technology research projects in various stages of maturity during the second biennial Department of Defense Lab Day May 18, 2017, in the Pentagon center courtyard.
0 5/19
2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson testifies before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces May 17, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  With Wilson were Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, the Space and Missile Systems Center commander; Gen. John Raymond, the Air Force Space Command commander and Cristina Chapin, the General Accounting Office director of acquisition and sourcing management. The committee examined military space organization, policy, and programs.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Senior leaders discuss US space posture
On May 17, 2017, Air Force senior leaders testified before the Senate Armed Service Committee Strategic Forces subcommittee on military space, organization, policy and programs.
0 5/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: May 9
On this look around the Air Force, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-4 returns from its 718-day mission and the U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent testifies before Congress on the Academy’s sexual assault prevention and response programs.
0 5/09
2017
The Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 lands at NASA 's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, Fla., May 7, 2017. Managed by the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, the X-37B program is the newest and most advanced re-entry spacecraft that performs risk reduction, experimentation and concept of operations development for reusable space vehicle technologies. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-4 lands at Kennedy Space Center
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 (OTV-4), the Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane, landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility May 7, 2017.
0 5/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Cyber Squadron Initiative: Arming Airmen for 21st century battle
The Air Force cyber landscape of today is not the same as 10 or even five years ago; every Air Force core mission is impacted and connected by cyber. In response, the service has created the Cyber Squadron Initiative.
0 5/05
2017
A South Korean airman assists with decontamination operations during the South Korea/U.S. combined chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear field training exercise at Daegu Air Base, April 20, 2017. The exercise was coupled with the U.S./South Korea combined airfield damage repair exercise and included classroom study as well as detection and decontamination scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
0 4/28
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: April 21
On this look around the Air Force, a U.S. Air Force Academy grad treks to space, the 10th African Partnership Flight kicks off and the 2017 Air Force photo contest opens soon.
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2017
The Soyuz MS-04 rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan April 20, 2017, carrying Fyodor Yurchikhin, the Expedition 51 Soyuz commander of Roscosmos, and Col. Jack Fischer, the Expedition 51 NASA flight engineer, into orbit to begin their four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. (NASA photo/Aubrey Gemignani) Astronaut Airman launched to International Space Station
On April 20, 2017, Col. Jack D. Fischer became the most recent American Airman to travel to space in support of the International Space Station mission. He was joined in flight by Fyodor Yurchikin, a Russian cosmonaut.
0 4/20
2017
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Clinton E. Crosier, the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) director of plans and policy, signs a memorandum of understanding with Royal Norwegian Air Force Col. Stig Nilsson, the Norwegian Ministry of Defense head of the space program, April 4, 2017, at the 33rd Annual Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The memorandum authorizes sharing space situational awareness (SSA) services and information with the Norwegian Ministry of Defense and Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. (U.S. Air Force photo/ David Grim) U.S. Strategic Command, Norway sign agreement to share space services, data
U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) entered into an agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Defense and Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries to share space situational awareness (SSA) services and information.
0 4/05
2017
The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported SpaceX’s successful launch of the EchoStar XXIII spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center March 16 at 2 a.m. EDT. (Courtesy photo/SpaceX webcast) 45th SW supports successful Falcon 9 EchoStar XXIII launch
The 45th Space Wing supported SpaceX’s successful launch of the EchoStar XXIII spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center March 16, 2017.
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