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45th SW launches 3rd Mobile User Objective System satellite

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:43pm
The 45th Space Wing successfully launched the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, for the U.S. Navy on Jan. 20.

45th SW supports 5th SpaceX launch for ISS resupply mission

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 8:28am
The 45th Space Wing supported Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) successful launch of their Falcon 9 Dragon spacecraft headed to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Jan 10.

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.