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Airmen from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, load a NASA InSight Spacecraft onto a C-17 Globemaster III Feb. 28, 2018, at Lockheed Martin Space, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The equipment was delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., where it will be the first planetary spacecraft to launch from the West Coast launch facility. The launch is scheduled to take place in May 2018 as part of the NASA Insight Mission to look beneath the Martian surface and study the planet’s interior. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amber Carter) Travis AFB delivers NASA InSight Spacecraft
Airmen from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, loaded and transported the NASA InSight Spacecraft Feb. 28, 2018, from Lockheed Martin Space, Buckley AFB, Colorado, to Vandenberg AFB, California, aboard a C-17 Globemaster III.
0 3/08
2018
1st Lt. Brett Campbell, Buddhist chaplain at the 460th Space Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. IMA brings religious diversity to Air Force chaplain team
Reserve 1st Lt. Brett Campbell became one of the Air Force’s newest chaplains when he graduated chaplain school in September 2017.
0 11/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo Space commanders address operations, importance at AFA
Several of the Air Force’s space commanders spoke on a panel about the significance of Air Force space operations and its undeniable importance to national defense during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, 2017.
0 9/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo Flexible opportunities available supporting Air Force auxiliary
For Airmen who want to continue serving their country, but can no longer commit to a monthly or annual schedule, the Civil Air Patrol Reserve Assistance Program may be their next career move. The program, CAPRAP, utilizes officer and enlisted Reserve Airmen as liaisons between local CAP squadrons and the Air Force.
0 3/23
2017
Tech. Sgt. Amee Espinoza, Personnel Customer Service Manager for the ARPC Total Force Service Center, looks at photos of her sons. Espinoza lost her youngest son, but turned the tragedy into therapy and found her calling to serve others through counseling. She completed more than 600 hours of direct and indirect counseling services with individuals and groups focused on DUI and DWIs, addiction, domestic violence, conflict resolution, and anger management and was chosen as the Air Force Reserve Command nomination for the 2016 GEICO Military Service Award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Quinn Jacobson) I lost my son: Airman turns tragedy into therapy through resilience
Following the unexpected death of her youngest son, Jeremiah, she became reckless. She was drinking daily and didn’t care whether she lived or died. It took a failed suicide attempt and court-ordered therapy for her life to change.
0 2/21
2017
Staff Sgt. Matthew Knopf, 310th Aerospace Medical Flight health services management supervisor explains the inspiration behind his painting to members of his unit Feb. 12, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Knopf has been painting since he was a child, and completes about two paintings each year on average. This painting, which he titled “Hopeful Negotiations”, took him roughly 400 painting hours to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Holden S. Faul/ Released) Aspiring artist takes first place in 2016 AF Art Contest
Staff Sgt. Matthew Knopf, a 310th Aerospace Medical Flight health services management supervisor, received the award for most accomplished artist in the 2016 Air Force Art Contest.
0 2/14
2017
Col. Elizabeth Chamberlain, the Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the director of intelligence at 7th Air Force, brings a broad perspective on Air Force life and a specific knowledge of planned targeting to her intelligence community. In addition to her duties as an intelligence officer, this mother of two is a military spouse who actively volunteers with a number of women's leadership organizations, serves as an Air Force Academy Liaison Officer, and is actively involved in her community and kid's school. (U.S. Air Force Photo) Flexible service: Individual Reserve offers unique opportunities
When Tech. Sgt. Mark Parker first enlisted in the Air Force as a security forces Airman in 2001, he already knew his long-term goal was to become a civilian law enforcement officer. After serving four years on active duty, which included a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was ready to pursue his civilian goals but didn’t want to entirely let go of the military. “The Individual Mobilization Augmentee Program gave me the opportunity to have both,” said Parker, who is assigned to the 673rd Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
0 2/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo New SBIRS Block 10 Ground System achieves operational acceptance
Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center and the 460th Space Wing successfully achieved operational acceptance of the Space-Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Block 10 ground system Dec. 2.
0 12/06
2016
Senior Airman Ronnie Perez, 460TH Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, speaks to Company A, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion members about the importance of knowing proper combat medicine skills Aug. 17, 2016, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. Perez taught MCSB proper techniques of controlling an airway, how to control severe bleeding, how to detect altitude sickness and how to treat orthopedic injuries. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Holden S. Faul/ Released) Airman teaches Marines combat survival skills
It’s not every day that an Airman gets to experience firsthand what it means to “train like a Marine,” let alone teach them a few skills of his own. Senior Airman Ronnie Perez, a 460th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, recently joined 35 Marines from Company A, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion during their summer field training Aug. 16-18 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
0 8/23
2016
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James listens as Lt. Col. Keith Jansa, 8th Space Warning Squadron commander, speaks about the capabilities and missions performed by total force integrated partners July 7, 2016, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. During her time at the base, James viewed the 460th Space Wing’s Mission Control Station and spoke with space operators in their work centers and on the operations floor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau) James delves into space, missile warning mission with Buckley Airmen
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James engaged with Airmen from Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, July 7 and saw firsthand the space and missile warning mission that the base executes daily.
0 7/13
2016
First Lt. Clayton Gable (right), a 2nd Space Warning Squadron supervisory statistician, wrestles at the Armed Forces Championships Feb. 20, 2016, at Naval Base Kitsap, Wash. Gable wrestled for the U.S. Air Force Academy and continues to wrestle for the Air Force wrestling team. (Courtesy photo) Academy grad returns to the mat for chance at becoming a champion
Coming from a small town in southern Pennsylvania, 1st Lt. Clayton Gable, a 2nd Space Warning Squadron supervisory statistician, grew up in a family that had a heritage in wrestling. He would excel in high school and at the Academy and now wrestles on the Air Force team.
0 5/08
2016
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Gen. John Hyten, the Air Force Space Command commander, and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner unveil the 50th anniversary rededication ceremony plaque at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colo., April 15, 2016. With the nickname "America's Fortress," Cheyenne Mountain AFS is situated beneath 2,000 feet of granite and consists of 15 buildings resting on more than 1,300 enormous steel springs. Cheyenne Mountain AFS is owned by the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., and operated by the 721st Mission Support Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm) Keeping North America safe for half a century
A rededication ceremony marking 50 years being a fully operational facility took place April 15 at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado.
0 4/18
2016
Buckley Air Force Base members celebrate 1st Sgt. Troy Drasher’s homecoming Oct. 22. Drasher, a 2nd Space Warning Squadron first sergeant, received national attention after completing a run from Aurora, Colo., to Abilene, Texas, in order to raise money and awareness for wounded warriors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski) Buckley first sergeant’s 720-mile run gains national attention
A 2nd Space Warning Squadron first sergeant accomplished his goal of running 720 miles in 30 days from Aurora, Colorado, to Abilene, Texas, in order to raise money and awareness for wounded warriors.
0 10/26
2015
Airmen from the 460th Medical Group use a litter to carry a patient during a training exercise Oct. 3, 2015, at Fort Carson, Colo. The 460th MDG completed annual combat leadership and combat medic training in order to prepare themselves for situations they could find themselves in while deployed in a hostile environment. (Courtesy photo) 460th Medical Group sharpens combat readiness skills
The 460th Medical Group held annual combat leadership and combat medic training Oct. 1-4 at Fort Carson, Colorado. Learning how to continue the mission while under the stresses of combat is essential to being successful on the battlefield.
0 10/12
2015
Senior Airman Brian McLean, a 11th Space Warning Squadron, Future Operations Flight staff instructor, is the main point of contact for HEO-3 training and operations. In his spare time, he writes fictional short stories. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Darren Scott) Airman author brings fictional, real heroes to life
In stories, the hero is often called upon to accomplish a great task, to take on the weight of a burden they did not anticipate, even though they know that hardships may plague every step of their journey. For storytellers, joy often comes from seeing the hero overcome the many obstacles placed in front of them to emerge strong and victorious against the odds. Senior Airman Brian McLean is the author of such stories. He is also, in his own way, the hero.
0 8/29
2015
Capt. Tyler Weeks, a 460th Space Wing Staff Judge Advocate intern, wears his U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons jersey Aug. 12, 2015, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Weeks played offensive line for the Falcons during his four years at the Academy. He is pursuing a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School and interned at the legal office during the summer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski) From the Academy gridiron to the courtroom
Capt. Tyler Weeks, a 460th Space Wing Staff Judge Advocate intern, played football for the U.S. Air Force Academy during his four years there and recently spent time at Buckley Air Force Base’s judge advocate office on his way to becoming a judge advocate general.
0 8/18
2015
Default Air Force Logo Deli-bakery contract awarded for 44 commissaries
A new contractor will start taking over deli-bakery operations next month at 44 Midwest commissaries that were impacted when a contractor-provided service ceased at the end of February, due to performance issues.
0 5/22
2015
Default Air Force Logo Colorado ANG team saves millions, earns national recognition
While the 233rd Space Communication Squadron may reside in a quiet farming community in Greeley, Colorado, its members are solving problems with huge national impact.
1 5/20
2015
Default Air Force Logo Buckley EO earns AF-level recognition
The 460th Space Wing Equal Opportunity Office was awarded the Colonel L. Joseph Brown Award - Equal Opportunity Program as part of the 2014 Manpower Personnel and Service Annual Awards Program.
0 4/27
2015
Staff Sgt. William Buchanan competed in the Military Bowling Championship Jan. 16-25, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Buchanan and his bowling team took 15th place out of 262 other teams during the championship. Buchanan is a 2nd Space Warning Squadron space operator. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury) Buckley Airman 'strikes out' competition
Some people never get the chance to turn their hobbies into achievements, but one 2nd Space Warning Squadron Airman proved that if you work hard enough, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
0 2/18
2015
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