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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Who built this house? 'CE built this house!' -- 50th CES holds first Combat Airman Day

    "Who built this house?""CE built this house!"The rallying cry sounded at about 7 a.m. Friday, shortly after Airmen with the 50th Civil Engineer Squadron here finished a formation run, to signify 50th CES' first Combat Airman Day. The Combat Airman Day is a sign that 50th CES has taken its mission to a new level, said Senior Master Sgt. Michael
  • Wingmanship evident on Guardian Challenge obstacle course

    Victory matters to the 50th Security Forces Squadron's Guardian Challenge team. But when one of their own injured himself on Schriever's obstacle course Wednesday morning, the team showed that wingmanship matters to them even more. Staff Sgt. Scott Willis heard his ankle pop as he dismounted from one of the obstacles on the course. He pressed on
  • Mexican native one step closer to lifelong dream

    The job has changed since an operations controller with the 50th Space Communications Squadron here returned from two years at school, but his dreams have not. With a bachelor's degree under his belt, Staff Sgt. Victor Salvador is one step closer to his career goal of becoming a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force. For Sergeant Salvador,
  • Countdown to Victory: 50th SFS predicts dominance at GC 2006

    This year's Security Forces Guardian Challenge team promises to repeat their dominance of the Schriever obstacle course en route to victory at Guardian Challenge 2006. "Two years ago, we set the Air Force Space Command record on the obstacle course (at Vandenberg Air Force Base)," said Tech. Sgt. Brian Johnson, the leader of this year's 50th
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