Detachment 1 provides vital connection capabilities

Detachment 1 provides vital connection capabilities

By Airman William Tracy 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Far north – so far, the northern lights are south – sits Detachment 1 of the 23rd Space Operations Squadron, a remote unit nearly situated on top of the world in the ice fields of Thule Air Base, Greenland. As the northernmost U.S. armed forces installation,… Continue Reading Detachment 1 provides vital connection capabilities

AFSPC members provide Kids Against Hunger meals

AFSPC members provide Kids Against Hunger meals

By Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez 50th Space Wing Public Affairs  Schriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station volunteers prepared 40,000 meals during a Kids Against Hunger event April 11. This marked the first time Schriever held a volunteer event of this kind. The mission of KAH, a humanitarian… Continue Reading AFSPC members provide Kids Against Hunger meals

WGS-9 satellite launches from Florida

WGS-9 satellite launches from Florida

By Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez 50th Space Wing Public Affairs The 3rd Space Operations Squadron, along with various partners, witnessed the launch of the ninth Wideband Global SATCOM, which occurred March 18, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. WGS-9 will join eight other WGS satellites, marking another milestone in providing additional communications capabilities to both U.S. forces… Continue Reading WGS-9 satellite launches from Florida

50th OSS continues to improve future space operator courses

50th OSS continues to improve future space operator courses

By Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez 50th Space Wing Public Affairs The world of space is constantly expanding and changing, making it crucial for space operations Airmen to have the most current information as they work in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. Weapon system qualification training was transferred from Air Education and Training Command… Continue Reading 50th OSS continues to improve future space operator courses

50 SW commander earns O’Malley award

50 SW commander earns O’Malley award

By Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez 50th Space Wing Public Affairs COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Col. DeAnna Burt, 50th Space Wing commander, received the Gen. Jerome F. O’Malley Distinguished Space Leadership Award during the Air Force Ball at The Broadmoor Friday. The award was established by the Lance P. Sijan Chapter of the Air Force Association.… Continue Reading 50 SW commander earns O’Malley award

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