50th Space Wing — 65 years of Mastering Space

By Randy Saunders 50th Space Wing Historian As the Air Force prepares to celebrate its 67th anniversary, the 50th Space Wing celebrates its 65th birthday. In its six- plus decades of service to the United States, the 50th has distinguished itself on many occasions, and continues to demonstrate that it is the “Master of Space.” […]

Getting muddy

By Senior Airman Naomi Griego 50th Space Wing Public Affairs More than 100 individuals participated in the Rough and Tough Scramble July 17 at the Schriever Fitness Center. The mud run obstacle course was part of the Schriever Week celebration, which honored 65 years of “Mastering Space.” The week’s events included an opening ceremony and […]

Summer Slam concludes Schriever Week

By Senior Airman Naomi Griego 50th Space Wing Public Affairs  Team Schriever concluded Schriever Week with the Summer Slam Base Picnic Friday at the Schriever Fitness Center. Schriever Week was designed to honor our heritage, commend the men and women of the base and celebrate “65 years of Mastering Space.” “Remember that our success is […]

2 SOPS upgrades GPS constellation with latest Block IIF vehicle

By Scott Prater Schriever Sentinel The 2nd Space Operations Squadron accepted satellite control authority of its sixth GPS Block IIF satellite during a ceremony here May 30. Following its launch May 16 from Cape Canaveral, Fla., acquirers from the Space and Missile Systems Center and operators from the 50th and 310th Space Wings first performed […]

Seeing double

By Senior Airman Naomi Griego 50th Space Wing Public Affairs For the last few months, Team Schriever members have been perplexed by sightings of who they believe is the same person when really, they’re just seeing the “Space Operator twins.” 2nd Lts. Mary and Sarah Holman are identical twins who just so happen to work in […]

4 SOPS rises to 4-Fit Challenge

By Scott Prater Schriever Sentinel After a nine-month delay, the 4th Space Operations Squadron was finally able to throw down its big challenge Friday. The squadron best known for flying Advanced Extremely High Frequency and Milstar satellites, invited its fellow 50th Space Wing squadrons to a little friendly athletic competition. “This event helps members from […]

Duathlon challenges athletes’ running, biking skills

By Scott Prater Schriever Sentinel Justin Long had never competed in a duathlon prior to June 27. Likewise for Nathaniel Lee. But, neither inexperience nor a lack of familiarity with the course hampered the two Team Schriever members as they blazed through a 14-mile course to finish first and second respectively at the 10th annual […]

14 AF commander visits Schriever

By Senior Airman Naomi Griego 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Lt. Gen. Jay Raymond, 14th Air Force commander, visited Team Schriever June 30 to experience the missions and meet with Airmen. Raymond held an all call at the Schriever Fitness Center where he discussed current challenges the Air Force faces in today’s fiscal environment and […]

Schriever Week honors base history, people

50th Space Wing Public Affairs With the theme “Mastering Space for 65 years…,” Team Schriever is holding Schriever Week from Monday to July 18 to honor the installation’s history and recognize the people who support the daily mission. “We are inviting all Schriever Air Force Base units and personnel to take part in the Schriever […]

Be proud of your story

Commentary by Lt. Col. Thomas Ste. Marie 2nd Space Operations Squadron commander Stories are good. That’s why we enjoy watching movies, listening to stand-up comedians, and reading books, but not listening to speeches and lectures. For me, stories can address complicated issues in ways that can be provocative, entertaining and can stay with you. My story […]