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Warfighters reap benefits as critical upgrades continue

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:27am
The AWAC 40/45 program office is delivering, and potentially accelerating, critical upgrades to the service's primary platform.

GPS analysts bridge gap between launch, orbit

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:00am
As the Air Force continues to upgrade its most recognizable space constellation, a small team is busy testing and evaluating, and ensuring that each spacecraft is ready to begin its job of providing position, navigation, and timing to more than 3 billion worldwide users.

SMC stands up new Advanced Systems and Development Directorate

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:11pm
While space officially begins at 62 miles above the Earth's surface, for the men and women of the Air Force space begins near sea level at the Space and Missile Systems Center in El Segundo, Calif.

New app to solve basic computer problems across AF

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:15pm
As the Air Force Enterprise Service Desk goes virtual, Airmen will see a new application on their computers that allows them to immediately tackle and fix their minor information technology issues

AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:45am
Air Force officials unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet, composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles, at Los Angeles Air Force Base Nov. 14.

AF awards new launch, test range service contract

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:58am
The Air Force awarded the Launch and Test Range Integrated Service Contract (LISC) to RGNext on Nov. 6. The total contract value, including all potential options and potential award fee is $2 billion. LISC will provide the government with a single prime contractor responsible and accountable for operations, organizational- and depot-level maintenance, as well as sustainment at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

Historic hangars merge past with present

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:27am
Two historic hangars were fitted with solar walls last year, and the effort is saving the installation as much as $100,000 per year in utility costs. In addition to cost savings, the systems are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 470 metric tons per year -- the equivalent of taking about 100 passenger vehicles off the road.

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:21am
The U.S. Air Force supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Air Force's eighth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System at 1:21 p.m. EDT Oct. 29 from Space Launch Complex 41 here.

Space surveillance satellite flies past 4th anniversary

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:54am
Members of the 1st Space Operations Squadron gathered to celebrate the Space-Based Space Surveillance Satellite's (SBSS) fourth anniversary on orbit recently.

Programmers earn award for innovative tablet app

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:00pm
Software development programmers with the 375th Communications Support Squadron here were nationally recognized for creating an innovative iPad application designed to decrease the time it takes for KC-10 loadmasters and boom operators to do their jobs during pre-flight operations.

Hackathon to help solve real-world problems

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:23am
The Air Force Research Laboratory is preparing to co-host LabHack, a 26-hour long coding competition which will task coding-savvy individuals, or "hackers," to creatively solve challenges that AFRL researchers face every day.

Ramstein launches first C-130J flight to assist Ebola outbreak efforts

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:22am
Airmen with the 37th Airlift Squadron here loaded a C-130J Super Hercules with needed supplies and launched their first mission Oct. 7, to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance.

Cyber: The new Red Flag battleground

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:27am
The internet is a battleground, and information is the prize. News reports of a shopping retailer losing control of customers’ digital data and an internet browser being compromised are some of the recent evidence of the constant cyber-threat present in the World Wide Web. The digital war over information is one Air Force cyber specialists fight on a daily basis. To give these Airmen an upper-hand against their online adversaries, the 24th Air Force takes part in several training exercises, to include Red Flag.

Global access can also mean global cyber crime

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:51am
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which has become increasingly important in recent years as global Internet use continues to grow exponentially.

For Dyess maintainers, little shop pays big dividends

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:15am
For most maintainers, the answer to a broken part is easy: replace the part, continue the mission. For the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program shop, the broken part is the mission. AFREP Airmen are responsible for repairing especially costly pieces of equipment or equipment essential to the mission. Though simple parts or pieces can be fixed within other shops on base, sometimes the project is too complex to be easily resolved within one agency. That's when AFREP Airmen are called in.

Weathering the storm: AF eyes in the sky provide global weather data

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:06pm
Detachment 1, 50th Operations Group, a small contingent of four Air Force officers, is responsible for seven satellites that comprise the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, or DMSP. The team coordinates with the space experts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, contractor corporations and military organizations to maintain the com-mand, control, and health of Defense Department weather assets.

AF wind turbine helps power missile warning radar

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:31am
A wind turbine at Cape Cod Air Force Station, part of Joint Base Cape Cod, Mass., is partially powering one of the largest ground-based missile warning radars in the United States.

Minuteman III test missile launches from Vandenberg

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:38pm
A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Sept. 23 at 7:45 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Army, AF share joint information network

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:15am
During September, the Army and Air Force achieved major network security and capacity upgrades at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, in partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA.

AFRL commander describes Air Force’s technology vision

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:52pm
The Air Force Research Laboratory commander discussed the future of hypersonic technology, directed energy and autonomous systems at the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space and Technology Exposition here Sept. 16.