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Default Air Force Logo General Taverney bids farewell after 38 years
Maj. Gen. Thomas Taverney, the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. retired after 38 years of service in space operations and space systems development positions. Gen. Kevin Chilton, Air Force Space Command commander, presided over the ceremony, held at the Fort MacArthur Community Center
0 11/13
2006
Default Air Force Logo Launch and Range Systems Wing Stands Up WROCC
SMC has another team success to add to its coffers. The new Western Range Operations Control Center has opened its doors and ushered in the model of the future for space launch command and control operations. As of June 30th, 2006 there remained only one of the seven control centers to be activated in the WROCC marking a significant milestone on
0 11/09
2006
Default Air Force Logo MILSATCOM Announces Wideband Gapfiller Contract
The MILSATCOM Systems Wing has definitized a contract with options worth $1.067 Billion for the second block of satellites in the Wideband Gapfiller Satellites (WGS) program. The Block II satellites will be similar to the three Block I satellites already in production, but with an added radio frequency bypass capability designed to support airborne
0 11/09
2006
Default Air Force Logo AF Honors Satellite Program
The U.S. Air Force has named the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) Life Extension Team as a winner of the 2006 Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award. The prestigious award, sponsored by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and administered by the Air Force Manpower Agency (AFMA), recognizes outstanding team performance and shares best
0 11/09
2006
A Delta IV rocket launches at 5:53 a.m. on Nov. 4 from Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex-6. The rocket carried a Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite in to space. The satellite will transition into a polar earth orbit to provide weather forcasts for servicemembers on battlefields around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joe Davila) Defense Weather Satellite Launch Sucessful
The Air Force successfully boosted another Weather satellite into orbit Nov. 4 from Vandenberg Air Force Base' s Space Launch Complex 6. The launch of Defense Meteorological Satellite Flight 17 occurred at 5:53 a.m. the beginning of the launch window. This is the latest launch of a Defense Meteorological Satellite since DMSP Flight 16 on October
0 11/09
2006
The Club went Hawaiian during its first Aloha Thursday event, Aug. 17. Hawaiian food and fun were the order of the day starting with breakfast featuring banana and coconut pancakes. Lunch menu consisted of a pork carving station, pineapple salsa, Hawaiian chicken with plum plaze, Hawaiian fried rice and free dessert. The afternoon Luau served free Hawaiian pupus (hors d?oeuvres). Hula dancers performed and also gave hula lessons. Giveaways and adrawing completed the day. The Aloha Thursday celebrated the Hawaiian culture and was an opportunity for base personnel to relax and have a great time. (Information courtesy 61st Air Base Wing Services Office.)

Participants enjoyed a lesson in Hawaiian
hula dancing instructed by one of the members
of the Hula Entertainers. Alo-ha!

0 9/11
2006
Large chunks of concrete fall off as the wrecking ball takes another swing at Building 105, the former Space and Missile Systems Center's main building in Area A. Other structures have been systematically demolished by a private crew to make way for a residential neighborhood. The process is in accordance with the Systems Acquisition Management Support Complex project. Demolition continues as Area A turns into rubble

0 9/08
2006
Default Air Force Logo System-impact product output revolutionizes space weather forecasts
Predicting the harmful effects of space weather on a specific United States military asset or mission has been advanced with the delivery of a prototype, consisting of five computer-generated products, which combine environmental information with system specifications and thresholds to provide real-time impact data to the war- fighter. Initiated by
0 9/08
2006
Mrs. Patricia Kirk-McAlpine, DCMA Space and Missile Systems Division director, and Mr. Lawrence Clark, acting director of Contracts, discuss the agenda for the day. SMC co-hosts DCMA joint Immersion Day
In the Defense Contract Management Agency's Space and Missile Systems Division, it has been an axiom that "space acquisition is different" and recently that was proven. Representatives from the Space and Missile Systems Center, DCMA space-centric contract management offices and space industry partners met for the first Joint Immersion Day which was
0 9/08
2006
Default Air Force Logo 101 Critical Days of Summer winding down
Children and safety belts, quick safety seat checkupDoes your child ride in the back seat? The back seat is generally the safest place in a crash. If your vehicle has a passenger air bag, it is critical for children 12 and under to ride in back. Does your child ride facing the right way? Infants should ride in rear-facing restraints (in the back
0 9/08
2006
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