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Default Air Force Logo 26th SAS trains Airmen to counter satellite-jamming threats
When a unmanned aerial vehicle feed goes blank or a Global Positioning System receiver fades out, it may be only a momentary loss of signal ... or it might be deliberate jamming. How can Airmen know whether they're being jammed -- and more importantly, how can they overcome that jamming to accomplish their mission? The 26th Space Aggressor Squadron
0 10/27
2006
Default Air Force Logo 6th SOPS: Weather in 10 minutes or less, guaranteed
The only thing faster than the weather satellites that the 6th Space Operations Squadron here supports is how quickly 6th SOPS' Airmen deliver weather information. The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's constellation orbits approximately 525 miles above the earth--in contrast to Global Positioning System satellites at 12,000 miles or
0 10/23
2006
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Lt. Cols. Mike and Mark Brantley were promoted the same day during ceremonies at the Pentagon Sept. 1. The colonels are fraternal twins; Colonel Mark Brantley was born three minutes before his brother. Colonel Mark Brantley is the director of operations for the 6th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. (courtesy photo) Brotherhood prevails from birth to promotion
Family togetherness is a term not taken lightly by lieutenant colonels, fraternal twins who were promoted on the same day. Lt. Col. Mark Brantley and his brother, Lt. Col. Mike Brantley, are fraternal twins born only minutes apart. Colonel Mark Brantley is director of operations for the 6th Space Operations Squadron here; Colonel Mike Brantley is
0 10/11
2006
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Airman 1st Class Shane Griffiths, 50th Contracting Squadron, hefts a spreader during a tour of the Schriever Fire Department. The spreader, commonly known as the "jaws of life," is designed to force vehicles open with up to 30,000 pounds of force per square inch. Airman 1st Class Roger Halle, who is in Airman Griffiths' FTAC class, provided the tour. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Schriever FTAC's longest day is their best
Eleven Airmen from the First Term Airmen's Center filed into the base armory while another dozen Airmen from the 50th Security Forces Squadron's Alpha Flight stood in formation for guardmount. It was 4:30 a.m. Oct. 2, and the final day of FTAC had begun. Tech. Sgt. Rayshon Meeks, 50th SFS Alpha Flight chief, took attendance and assigned flight
0 10/04
2006
The 50th Fighter Group emblem, first used during World War II. The 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., adopted and updated this emblem in 1992 to reflect their space-based mission and their heritage to the original 50th. From 'Master of the Sky' to 'Master of Space': A History of the 50th Space Wing
As the Air Force prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2007, a look back at the 50th Space Wing's journey is appropriate. Over the next 12 months, I'll publish articles describing the wing's distinguished past. The Beginning: 50th Pursuit Group The 50th SW traces its organizational roots to its first activation in 1949. The wing displays
0 9/28
2006
FLORENCE, Colo. -- Tech. Sgt. Dennis Gray listens as a World War II veteran recounts his experiences during an Air Force Sergeants Association visit to the Colorado State and Veterans Home here Sept. 21. Sergeant Gray, a member of the 17th Test Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., presented the veteran with a unit coin in gratitude for his service to the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) Schriever AFSA chapter visits Colo. veterans home
The Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., chapter of the Air Force Sergeants Association honored Colorado veterans Friday with a visit to the Colorado State and Veterans Nursing Home here. Schriever AFSA members came away from the visit with a greater appreciation of veterans' contributions to today's military, said Master Sgt. Matthew Lusson, a member
0 9/26
2006
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Indyca, age 5, holds a rabbit named Black Sugar. Indyca is enrolled in the Schriever Child Development Center's child enrichment program, which teaches 5- and 6-year-old children basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) AF's second-best CDC opens its doors
Children from 6 weeks to 6 years old were the stars of the show at the Schriever Child Development Center's open house the morning of Sept. 22. The CDC, ranked second-highest among Air Force facilities by inspectors, held its second open house of the year to showcase its new enrichment program.The open house was aimed at attracting more than just
0 9/22
2006
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Staff Sgt. Bryan Duval delivers a powerful elbow shot into Karl Herndon, an instructor with Fullpower who wears heavy padding for the "hands-on" portion of the self defense course. Airmen at the class learned how to defend themselves to the extent necessary to escape an attacker. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum) SARC-sponsored self-defense class puts exclamation point on 'No'
Airmen who attended a self-defense class at the Main Fitness Center here Sept. 15 learned how to put an exclamation point at the end of the word "no." The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program sponsored the class, which Sam Rush-Walton and Karl Herndon from Fullpower International of Colorado Springs facilitated. Fullpower International
0 9/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo Gen. Schriever's legacy still evident in AFSPC today
Editor's Note: Gen. Bernard Schriever's birthday is Sept. 14. If he were still alive, he would be 96. General Schriever died June 20, 2005.Gen. Bernard Schriever made a visionary speech about ballistic missile applications in San Diego in February 1957. At a time when few people would have predicted a "space race" or manned spaceflight, General
0 9/12
2006
Default Air Force Logo 7th SOPS' mission takes new direction
The 7th Space Operations Squadron is out of the Defense Support Program business--instead, the unit plans to integrate more closely with its active-duty equivalent in 1st SOPS to become a multi-mission satellite operations center, or MMSOC. Delta booster operations, orbital express closeproximity tactics and techniques, and experimental
0 9/07
2006
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