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Retired AF officer picked for simulated mission to Mars

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:36am
An Air Force Institute of Technology alumnus and retired Air Force officer was selected by NASA and the University of Hawaii as one of nine team members to participate in an upcoming simulated mission to Mars.

AFRL's directed energy receives AF Organizational Excellence award

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:59am
The Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate received the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, its fifth AFOE award since 1997.

Edwards, NASA say goodbye to historic landmark

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:08am
A structure synonymous with NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center for the past 38 years, the grey-colored space shuttle Mate-Demate Device (MDD) at Edwards Air Force Base is being dismantled and demolished as a part of the final chapter in the U.S. space shuttle program.

Officials expand space-tracking website

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:33am
Defense Department officials announced additions to its space situational awareness program’s Space-Track.org website.

Air Force, small business partnership yields blade health monitoring technology

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:23pm
A cost-saving and risk-mitigating technology for scanning engine rotor blades developed by the Air Force and a small business recently resulted in awards of more than $5 million.

AFSOUTH strengthens space ties with partner nations

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:41am
Three officers from the Dominican Republic, Peruvian and Brazilian militaries partnered with active-duty and guard Airmen at Davis-Monthan for a rare opportunity to work collectively on the space component of PANAMAX 2014, Aug. 8-15.

Cyber Airmen create virtual help desk

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:21pm
The Air Force Enterprise Service Desk is going virtual, and Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland will be the first to see it as it rolls

New 'urban beat cop' surveillance system to keep military operators out of harm’s way

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:05am
In an urban (non-combat) environment, information is typically collected by local law enforcement officers who are “walking their beat,” officers can become familiar with areas of the city by observing, interpreting and understanding what they see on a daily basis.

Joint force defends Panama Canal during exercise

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:24am
An illegitimate organization seeks to undermine peace, security and liberty by destabilizing local and regional economies in Central America.

Code change: Securing critical assets

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 5:13am
Once a year, the codes used to launch Minot Air Force Base's intercontinental ballistic missiles need to be updated.The manual process requires hundreds of Airmen work around the clock for three weeks straight to ensure all launch facilities are accessed and the missile code change is a success.

Air Force's new maritime radar becomes operational

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 5:02am
The Air Force Technical Applications Center has a welcome addition to its treaty monitoring capabilities - the Cobra King radar system aboard the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen. Cobra King is a new, state-of-the-art mobile radar system consisting of S- and X-band phased radars that AFTAC employs to provide worldwide, high quality, high resolution, multi-wavelength radar data to the Department of Defense's strategic community, the Missile Defense Agency and other government agencies.

Altus breaks ground for KC-46A construction

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 5:16pm
Officials broke ground on a new construction project on Altus Air Force Base, Okla., Aug. 7. The ceremony marked the beginning of a months-long effort to prepare for the arrival of the newest refueling aircraft in the Air Force fleet, the KC-46A Pegasus.

45th Space Wing supports SpaceX launch of AsiaSat 8 satellite

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:25am
The 45th Space Wing supported Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) successful launch of their Falcon 9 rocket carrying the AsiaSat 8 satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 at 4 a.m. Aug. 5

GPS IIF-7 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral AFS

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 8:43am
The U.S. Air Force launched the seventh Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 11:23 p.m. EDT, Aug. 1.

Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:46pm
The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.

AF launches successful satellite mission

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:46am
The 45th Space Wing supported a successful United Launch Alliance Delta IV vehicle carrying Air Force Space Command mission assets for the Air Force July 28.

Space and Missile Systems Center awards first-of-its-kind hosted payload solutions contract

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:39am
The U.S. Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center awarded an indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity, or IDIQ, contract under the Hosted Payload Solutions, or HoPS, program, July 10.

55th Strategic Communications Squadron receives top-level awards

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:35pm
The men and women of the 55th Strategic Communications Squadron recently learned that their dedication to excellence was about to be awarded with the Defense Information Systems Agency's top award.

AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:43am
The Air Force plans to launch two operational satellites and one experimental satellite into near-geosynchronous Earth orbit July 23. According to Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, "these operational and experimental systems will enhance the nation’s ability to monitor and assess events regarding our military and commercial systems. In essence, they will create a space neighborhood watch capability.”

GSSAP and ANGELS contribute to space neighborhood watch

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:18am
The Air Force plans to launch two operational satellites and one experimental satellite into near-geosynchronous Earth orbit July 23.