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  • Formal Recognition of Joint Task Force-Space Defense Expands US Space Command’s Protect and Defend Mission

    Air Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, U.S. Space Command commander, along with Army Brig. Gen. Thomas L. James, Joint Task Force-Space Defense commander, recognized the establishment of JTF-SD during a ceremony Oct. 21 on Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.JTF-SD is one of two subordinate commands under the newly formed USSPACECOM with a mission to
  • CFSCC establishment ceremony held at Vandenberg

    Joint and coalition space officials from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States attended a ceremony to formally recognize the establishment of Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) at Vandenberg AFB, Oct. 1, 2019.
  • Air Force Space Command all-call addresses future of space

    Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, hosted an all-call as part of the command’s space warfighting road show at the base fitness center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, July 29.
  • Vice President Pence visits VAFB

    Vice President Mike Pence and Mrs. Karen Pence met with base leadership, Airmen and their families during a visit July 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Providing access to space through innovation

    The U.S. Air Force and Space Command are powered by innovation. Because of this, Vandenberg Air Force Base is continually making improvements to base facilities, equipment and the way Airmen and mission partners do their job in order to complete the space mission.
  • AFSPC assumes COMSATCOM procurement responsibility for DoD

    The Air Force Space Command commander assumed responsibility for procurement of commercial satellite communications services for the Department of Defense from the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency December 12. The move is in accordance with Section 1601(a) of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.
  • STPSat-5 successfully launched from Vandenberg AFB

    The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched Space Test Program Satellite 5, or STPSat-5, into orbit via Spaceflight Industries’ fully dedicated smallsat rideshare mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle on Dec. 3 from Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 10:34 a.m. PST.
  • AFSPC clinches MAJCOM Challenge victory

    U.S. Air Force Space Command finished first among twelve teams representing the Major Command during the 2018 Air Force Marathon, Sept. 15 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
  • AFSPC CCC shadows Schriever Airman

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster, photojournalist with the 50th Space Wing Public Affairs office, shows Chief Master Sgt. Brendan Criswell, command chief of Air Force Space Command, how to operate a video camera during a video shoot at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 23, 2018. Criswell was at Schriever AFB as part of the AFSPC’s Shadow A Staff Sergeant Program, which gives senior leaders insight on tasks junior noncommissioned officers perform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)
  • Air Force transfers cyber responsibility to ACC

    Air Force officials announced the service’s cyber responsibilities will realign to Air Combat Command from Air Force Space Command.
  • Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition

    Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. April 17, 2018.
  • Deputy Secretary of Defense visits AFSPC, NSDC

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan visited the National Space Defense Center and Air Force Space Command units here on Feb. 5 to discuss military space operations with DoD, National Reconnaissance Office and AFSPC leaders and to receive mission and training updates.
  • Joint space forces restructure, AFSPC commander becomes JFSCC

    Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, became the Joint Force Space Component commander in a ceremony Dec. 1, 2017, taking operational responsibility for employment of all joint space forces.
  • Reevaluating space - why Reservists are relevant

    At Schriever Air Force Base and across Air Force Space Command, active duty Airmen, civilian contractors and Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 310th Space Wing combat adversarial forces threatening U.S. and allied capabilities and services.
  • AFSPC Unveils Space Fence Model

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner, Deputy Commander of Air Force Space Command, accepts a model of the Space Fence radar site at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Sep. 29, 2017. Greg Larioni, left, Vice President and General Manager of Radar and Surveillance Systems at Lockheed Martin, presented the model, which will be displayed at AFSPC
  • 6th SOPS: Reserve space legacy continues

    During a recent visit to Peterson AFB, General John E. Hyten, Commander, United States Strategic Command, took time out to pay respects to his former troop, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Rayman, by officiating his retirement ceremony.
  • 7th SOPS Citizen Airman recognized for innovation

    In today’s ever-changing and evolving Air Force, Airmen are often encouraged by their leadership to be innovative and find the most efficient way to perform their job. First Lt. Brandon Sexton, while working active duty at the 1st Space Operations Squadron on Schriever Air Force Base, went above and beyond his call of duty to do just that.
  • Innovative Airmen present ideas to AFSPC leaders

    Air Force Space Command held it’s first-ever Shark Tank panel here Sept. 11-12, 2017.
  • AFSPC CCC surveys Schriever SF

    Staff Sgt. Andrew Marosok, 50th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron resource protection, demonstrates testing methods of security systems to Chief Master Sgt. Brendan Criswell, Air Force Space Command command chief, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., Friday, Sep. 8, 2017. Criswell visited Schriever to receive updates on recent security upgrades.
  • UPDATE: DMSP F-19 to end mission

    The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 19 will soon cease transmitting weather data after nearly three and a half years of operational service to DoD and civilian agencies.
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