Nuclear satellite terminal upgrade to begin operational testing

By Justin Oakes 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass.  —  The nuclear satellite communication terminals that connect U.S. leaders to Minuteman combat crews in the event of a nuclear attack are currently undergoing an upgrade and scheduled to begin operational testing this month. The Air Force will be updating its […]

Outdoor Recreation has something for everyone

By Brian Hagberg 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Thinking about taking a family trip to Disney World? Camping in one of Colorado’s parks, perhaps? Or maybe just going to the ballgame in Denver? Make sure you stop in at the Outdoor Recreation office first. Outdoor Recreation and Information, Tickets and Travel has a virtual treasure […]

Koutsouros, Anderson win weightlifting crowns

By Brian Hagberg 50th Space Wing Public Affairs It’s been said that things happen in threes. Shawn Koutsouros, 50th Space Communications Squadron, made sure that wasn’t the case Friday at the annual Schriever Air Force Base bench press and dead lift competition. The 114-pound Koutsouros bench pressed 225 pounds and dead lifted 295 pounds to […]

Asking for help is sign of strength not weakness

By Maj. Gen. Mark Brown and Master Sgt. Derik New 2nd Air Force KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFNS)  —  Growing up, I was a big fan of Muhammad Ali. He was the world heavyweight boxing champion and unashamedly referred to himself as “The Greatest.” I vividly remember a reporter asking Ali, “When did you […]

A&FRC offers one-stop resource for Schriever community

By Brian Hagberg 50th Space Wing Public Affairs The Airmen and Family Readiness Center is a quality of life resource available to Schriever community members that they may not know how to use properly. Active-duty members are given a briefing on the services available at the A&FRC when they arrive at Schriever; however, their spouses […]

AFSPC STEP Team wins Chief of Staff award

By Senior Airman Naomi Griego 50th Space Wing Public Affairs The Air Force Space Command’s Space Training Evolution Plan Team won the 2013 Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award. The STEP Team competed against 26 other teams at the Air Force level with their development of the Standard Space Trainer which revolutionizes the way we […]

2014 in Review: Wing enables ‘Master of Space’ mission

50th Space Wing Public Affairs 2014 was a busy year for the men and women of the 50th Space Wing. We’ll start with the squadrons that operate the nation’s most recognizable space system: the 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadrons. These squadrons not only placed four GPS vehicles on orbit, they also disposed of a legacy […]

2014 in Review: Inaugural inspection proves effectiveness

50th Space Wing Public Affairs 2014 marked the first year the 50th Space Wing underwent a unit effectiveness inspection. A team from Air Force Space Command Inspector General evaluated the men and women of the wing on four major graded areas. The inspection evaluated the adequacy, accuracy and relevance of our commander’s inspection program, which […]

2014 Year in Review: Base strengthens community outreach

50th Space Wing Public Affairs Schriever Air Force Base has always maintained a symbiotic relationship with Colorado Springs. The local community has always been supportive of the base, as well as other area military installations. Throughout 2014, Team Schriever has shown its support to the local community, from volunteerism to attending events to opening its […]

Danish Navy crew hosts Thule AB leaders

By Scott Prater Schriever Sentinel During their tours of duty 750 miles north of the Arctic circle, Airmen assigned to Thule Air Base, Greenland, live in a part of the world most people will never see. Arctic winters present some of the harshest climate conditions on the planet. Nevertheless, Thule Airmen fulfill a critical service […]