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  • Vandenberg AFB supports missile flight test

    A flight test of a prototype conventionally-configured, ground-launched ballistic missile occurred at Vandenberg Air Force Base Dec. 12.
  • VCSAF Wilson visits B-21, X-37B facilities in Florida

    Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson recently visited two separate sites associated with the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.
  • Serve – Save – Survive: water rescue program brought to light

    The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department innovated new ways for first responders to serve their populace along the coastline and in the water.
  • VCSAF meets with nuclear scientists, engineers about future operations

    The visit gave the leaders an opportunity to discuss future operations and algorithmic warfare – the method by which battles are fought using artificial intelligence and machine learning as a weapon system – with members of the Defense Department’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center and the United States' technical surveillance center of excellence.
  • ‘Space Pitch Day’ yields innovative technologies and new partners for the Air Force

    Pitch Days are a combination of product expo and reality series where the most promising developers are selected from an initial review. That group then pitches their ideas live to a team of Air Force experts and defense partners for an opportunity to compete for on-the-spot contracts.
  • SecAF, deputy SecDef meet with space leaders, joint warfighters

    This was the first time Norquist and Barrett toured the National Space Defense Center and the 1st Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base in their positions.
  • Air Force welcomes small businesses to pitch their space ideas

    The two-day event will feature esteemed keynotes, expert panels, innovative startup pitches, a dynamic expo floor of more than 60 booths and the potential for the participating small companies to win an on-the-spot contract with the Air Force.
  • Vandenberg AFB awarded best DoD fire department for 7th time

    As a space wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base lacks the aircraft and heavy use of its runway that would reflect greatly on a fire department during award season. Even in the lack of these two arenas, the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department has been awarded not only the “Best Fire Department in the Air Force” but also the “Best Fire Department in the Department of Defense” for 2018.
  • Formal recognition of JTF-SD expands US Space Command’s protect, defend mission

    Joint Task Force-Space Defense is one of two subordinate commands to the newly formed U.S. Space Command, with a mission to conduct unified action with mission partners, space superiority operations to deter aggression, defend capability and defeat adversaries throughout the continuum of conflict. James, the task force’s commander, is an Army officer who has served in space-related assignments for the past 19 years
  • Ascension Island's hydroponics lab is revitalizing life on the volcanic island

    Supplies, including food, are flown to the island because Ascension’s water cycle, soil and topography make it very difficult for anything to grow on the island – what does grow, you cannot or would not want to eat, until recently. Introducing Ascension Island’s own personal ‘garden’, the hydroponics laboratory.
  • 4th Space Operations Squadron gains Enhanced Polar System

    EPS adds two satellites to 4th SOPS, increasing the squadron’s arsenal to 25 satellites.
  • US Space Command establishment ceremony launches new era of space superiority capabilities

    The USSPACECOM establishment will accelerate the United States’ space capabilities to address rapidly evolving threats to U.S. space assets and the importance of deterring potential adversaries from putting critical U.S. space systems at risk.
  • Space Flag holds first exercise with coalition partners

    Space Flag 19-3 integrated approximately 160 coalition participants, observers and distinguished guests in Air Force Space Command’s “Fight Tonight” exercise focused on using current capabilities to deter, deny and disrupt adversarial actions in the space domain.
  • AFSPC rolls out new enterprise data strategy

    The command’s enterprise data strategy will provide the means to ensure greater mission success. It is a framework that integrates space enterprise data sources into a common, resilient and agile architecture optimized for space domain awareness and responsive multi-domain operations at speed and scale.
  • Vice President Pence visits Vandenberg AFB

    Vice President Michael R. Pence made his way to the Combined Space Operations Center where he was greeted by Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, 14th Air Force commander, and received briefings on the evolution of launch operations at the Western Range and CSpOC operations, which concluded with an all-call to the service members of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Weapons School: Multi-domain integration since 1996

    A leader in tactics, techniques and procedures development, the USAFWS has focused on integrating combat capabilities across domains since 1996 when the school’s Space Division was established. The division structure was dissolved in 2003 but integrating space operations as part of the USAFWS syllabus continued under the 328th Weapons Squadron, which graduates about 20 weapons instructors each year.
  • CSAF pays visit to Space Flag: Participants increase warfighter capabilities

    Air Force Space Command successfully completed its sixth Space Flag 19-2 exercise at the Boeing Virtual Warfare Center in Washington, D.C., April 19.
  • Women in space: Enhancing capability through diversity

    The symposium featured its third Women’s Global Gathering in Colorado Springs, Colorado that included Brig. Gen. Deanna Burt, Air Force Space Command director of operations and communications, Ms. Krista Paquin, former NASA deputy associate administrator and Dr. Michelle Parker, vice president and chief engineer for space and launch at Boeing Defense Space and Security.
  • Around the Air Force: Disaster Funding/Space Command Nomination

    On this look Around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson testifies to the U.S. House Armed Services Committee on the need for additional funds after two bases were hit by natural disasters and Gen. John Raymond is nominated to become the commander of U.S. Space Command.
  • AFSPC hosts Space Futures Workshop

    The Air Force Space Command Space Futures Workshop was held at the U.S. Air Force Academy, March 19-21, giving experts the chance to collaborate and predict what space will look like in the next 20-40 years.
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