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  • Space pros reflect on history of GPS SVN-15

    A Boeing representative visited Schriever March 14 to recall the history of GPS Satellite Vehicle Number 15 and join space professionals in a final farewell to the oldest GPS satellite in history. Frank Czopek, the GPS Block II and IIA project manager, recalled SVN-15's rocky start before it got off the ground as well as its history once it became
  • Women's History Month: 4th SOPS NCO shares culture, professionalism

    Editor's Note: As Schriever celebrates Women's History Month, the Satellite Flyer will publish stories about Schriever women who have recently returned from deployments supporting the Global War on Terrorism. This is the first article in a three-part series. A payload systems operator with the 4th Space Operations Squadron here wasn't happy simply
  • Colo. Springs VFW 'here to help all veterans'

    Serving the United States Armed Forces in a combat zone forms a bond between people young and old, male and female. From airmen basic to four-star generals, anyone who meets the criteria of serving in the Armed Forces in a combat zone may join the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Anyone who has earned the Iraq or Afghanistan campaign medals or the Global
  • Celebration of African-American arts draws diverse audience

    A celebration of African-American arts and heritage Feb. 24 drew a full and diverse audience with performances of music, dance and poetry. Performers from both on and off base paid tribute to African-American artists such as Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Luther Vandross and Maya Angelou. Capt. Mark Ciesel of the 3rd Space Operations Squadron drew
  • From 'Master of the Sky' to Master of Space: F-16s join 50th TFW arsenal

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe announced in late 1978 that the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing would test and then field of the new F-16A Fighting Falcon. Arrangements for the tests began with arrival of the first of four teams in November 1978 and continued into 1979. Tests began April 20, 1979, with four F-16s at Hahn Air Base, Germany. Meanwhile, prompted
  • 1st SOPS Airman enjoys life at all altitudes

    During the duty day, she's an orbital analyst for the 1st Space Operations Squadron here. But when she's off duty, Senior Airman Angela Pudenz turns into an energy-addict and lets her hair down ... sometimes from 12,500 feet. "Both of my parents were in the Air Force," Airman Pudenz said. "My dad was in for 22 years, and my mom was in the Air
  • 21st SOPS SF chief keeps Airmen 'safe in Saudi'

    When the chief of security forces for the 21st Space Operations Squadron received orders in May 2006 for a deployment to Saudi Arabia, his reaction was calm acceptance. This would be Maj. Scott Selchert's fifth deployment -- he'd "been there, done that" four times already since he joined the Air Force in 1994. His deployment as commander for
  • Gen. Schriever's visionary space speech turns 50

    Gen. Bernard Schriever addressed America's need for space in a Feb. 19, 1957, address at the inaugural Air Force Office of Scientific Research Astronautics Symposium in San Diego. Following this address, Defense Secretary Charles Wilson ordered General Schriever, who was then commander of Western Development Division Headquarters, not to use the
  • New Boston AFS efforts improve local community

    For six years, men and women here have volunteered to prepare, cook and serve hot meals to local area residents at a small soup kitchen in Derry, N.H., every fifth Wednesday of the month. The groups of about 10 who volunteer are just one way that  the 23rd Space Operations Squadron here is involved year-round with the local community.The small soup
  • 'Disorderly Conduct' -- Geese run a-fowl of rules, runners

    There's a new gang in town. They're easy to spot--they have black beaks and light brown wings and leave webbed footprints wherever they trek. They don't obey traffic laws or signs that say, "Keep off the grass." And if you use the running track next to the Main Fitness Center here, you might have even "fowled" your running shoes with one of their
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