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  • SNCOA graduates first Space Force members

    Air University's Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy recently graduated its first Space Force members Sept. 25, 2020.
  • ‘Space Pitch Day’ yields innovative technologies and new partners for the Air Force

    Pitch Days are a combination of product expo and reality series where the most promising developers are selected from an initial review. That group then pitches their ideas live to a team of Air Force experts and defense partners for an opportunity to compete for on-the-spot contracts.
  • Deputy SecDef, SecAF meet with space leaders, joint warfighters on Front Range

    Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist and Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett completed their first official trips to Peterson At Force Base to learn about military space operations from U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command leaders and space operators Nov. 1.This was the first time Norquist and Barrett toured the National
  • 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.
  • Women in space: Enhancing capability through diversity

    As Lt. Gen. John Thompson, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center commander, sat with six of his most senior space program managers during a media panel at the 35th Space Symposium, he noted how similar they were in age, race and gender and expressed his desire to have more diverse representation amongst space professionals. Thompson isn’t the only one who sees the value of diversity in space-related jobs.
  • Mickey Hartinger, spouse of AFSPC founding father, dies at 79

    Mildred Etta “Mickey” Hartinger, wife of Gen. (Ret.) James V. Hartinger, first former Air Force Space Command commander from 1982 to 1984, died at the age of 79.
  • Air Force Space Command increasing combat readiness as enlisted space operators head to advanced instructor course

    Two dynamic units, each with a legacy of advancement, recently came together to make space and education history. Air Force Space Command and the Air Force Weapons School joined forces to make history by holding the first-ever selection board for the emerging 1C6 Space Warfighter Advanced Instructor Course (AIC) on Nov. 29, 2018 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
  • 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.
  • LeMay Center hosts AFSPC wargame

    The Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education hosted Air Force Space Command’s Schriever Wargame 2018 in October.
  • AFSPC team places at 2018 Defender Challenge

    The Air Force Space Command Defender Challenge team placed No. 3 in the Weapons Challenge and No. 5 overall in the 2018 Defender Challenge competition hosted at Joint Base San Antonio – Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 10-13.
  • 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.
  • Air Force establishes Pentagon-based AFSPC vice commander position

    Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson assumed the newly-created Air Force Space Command Vice Commander position on April 4, after pinning on his third star.
  • Four MAJCOMs join forces, upgrade C2 systems

    Four Air Force major commands joined forces to overhaul command and control systems at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Dec. 4, 2017.
  • 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.
  • AFSPC unveils tribute to astronaut Airmen

    A group of astronaut Airmen along with Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, unveiled a new heritage display at AFSPC headquarters here, Nov. 13, 2017.
  • 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.
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