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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Capt. Paul Contoveros is the chief of operations training for the 460th Operations Group Detachment 1 here and one of seven instructors for 460th OG Det. 1's Space Based Infrared Systems course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) SBIRS Instructor Profile: Capt. Paul Contoveros
Q. How long have you been in the Air Force and in the space career field? Also, how long have you been with the 460th Space Wing? A. I've been in the Air Force since 1999, when I started my career in ICBMs at Malmstrom. I moved to the 460th in 2004 where I was a SBIRS flight commander, and in the summer of 2006 I moved to SBIRS HEO to be the chief
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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Staff Sgt. Narciso "Butch" Bautista is a mission management operator instructor for the 460th Operations Group Detachment 1 here and one of seven instructors for the Space Based Infrared Systems course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) SBIRS Instructor Profile: Staff Sgt. Narciso Bautista
Q. How long have you been in the Air Force and in the space career field? Also, how long have you been with the 460th Space Wing? A. I've been in the Air Force nine years and spent six years in space. I've been with the 460th Space Wing more than four years. Q. Why did you join the Air Force? A. Three of my family members were also in the Air
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Chief Master Sgt. Clarence Moore congratulates Senior Master Sgt. Micheal Robinson on his selection to chief Jan. 19. Sergeant Robinson, Operations Flight chief for the 50th Security Forces Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., joined the Air Force in March 1981. Chief Moore is the 50th Space Wing command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Chief!
As a basic trainee, he "marched with too much soul." As a junior Airman, he nearly found himself kicked out of the Air Force until a senior NCO turned his career around.A lot of things have changed in the security forces career field since Senior Master Sgt. Micheal Robinson joined in March 1981. The name of the career field has changed, the job
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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Tech. Sgt. Anthony Handy is the NCO in charge of operations training for the 460th Operations Group, Detachment 1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) SBIRS Instructor Profile: Tech. Sgt. Anthony Handy
Q. How long have you been in the Air Force and in the space career field? Also, how long have you been with the 460th Space Wing? A. I've been in the Air Force for more than 17 years and in space for 13. I have been in the 460th Space Wing since it started back in August 2004. Q. How do you feel about being an instructor for the SBIRS course? A. I
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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Staff Sgt. Anastasia Moreno pushes out push-ups in the Main Fitness Center here Tuesday with other members of the 50th Operations Group Commander's Support Staff. The group conducted 30-second intervals of push-ups and crunches. The fitness center allots time in the fitness center's facilities for each of the squadrons on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Skip Grubelnik) Cold outside? Get fit to fight in the gym!
For those who just can't warm up when the mercury in the thermometer is frozen, the Main Fitness Center here has indoor facilities and equipment for almost every type of workout, from push-ups and crunches to weightlifting to aerobic exercise. Like many other areas of Schriever, the fitness center is expanding, which means its services will
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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Staff Sgt. Shaun Sibit stands at attention before Col. John Hyten, 50th Space Wing commander, who informed the NCO that he was out of uniform just before surprising him with promotion to technical sergeant Jan. 4. Sergeant Sibit, who is in charge of training for 50th Security Forces Squadron Airmen and security forces augmentees, received his promotion under the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Ridder) 'Scandalous' story surrounds STEP stripes
The Satellite Flyer's investigative journalists don't get out much, but they did this week -- and what they discovered may shock you: a story of keeping secrets, meeting under false pretenses and even taking "hostages," all to surprise a 50th Security Forces Squadron NCO with a promotion to technical sergeant Jan. 4. We began our investigation with
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Scott Donnell uses a 12-inch reflecting telescope to observe variable stars, asteroids and even GPS satellites. Mr. Donnell is an aerospace engineer with AI Solutions who has worked with the 4th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. (photo courtesy of Scott Donnell) Schriever space pros keep eyes on the skies
While the 50th Space Wing's mission covers about 23,000 miles into space, Schriever's amateur astronomers spend their free time studying objects much further out. Among Schriever's stargazers are Airmen and contractors, both past and present, who have spotted GPS satellites, Jovian moons, variable stars and more. For some, it's a lifelong hobby;
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Default Air Force Logo 50th SW units win AFSPC awards for ground, space safety
Two 50th Space Wing units were among Air Force Space Command organizations recognized for their best practices in the AFSPC 2006 safety awards. The 23rd Space Operations Squadron at New Boston Air Force Station, N.H., received the AFSPC Unit Safety Award, Category III, and 4th SOPS here received the AFSPC Crew/Team Safety Award of Distinction,
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Default Air Force Logo NOPS' secret revealed: Small squadron has big heart
The National Reconnaissance Office Operations Squadron's secret is out: It's a small squadron with a big heart. Members of the squadron dressed as Santa Claus and his elves packed a radio station's moving van with toys Dec. 12 after hearing about a local charity's toy drive. "We have about 120 people in NOPS, and darn near everyone participated,"
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Default Air Force Logo Seatbelts save lives at Peterson, F.E. Warren AFBs
Two Airmen from two Air Force Space Command bases are alive today because they were wearing their seatbelts during terrifying accidents recently. An Army NCO assigned to North American Aerospace Defense Command headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., was involved in a multiple-vehicle pile-up Nov. 12 on Interstate 70 in Denver, according to
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