Schriever Diversity Day celebrates differences

By Staff Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Team Schriever members embraced their differences including race, religion, gender, age, nationality and disability, during a Diversity Day event Friday at the base fitness center. The event became a melting pot of various cultures that featured ethnic food, dance and music. Representatives from various […]

2 SOPS modernizes GPS constellation

By Scott Prater Schriever Sentinel The 2nd Space Operations Squadron accepted satellite control authority of its seventh GPS Block IIF satellite during a transfer ceremony here Aug. 8 Following its launch Aug. 1 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, acquirers from the Space and Missile Systems Center and operators from the 50th and 310th […]

A day to reflect

By Senior Airman Naomi Griego 50th Space Wing Public Affairs David Bram woke up before dawn every morning for years in the freezing cold mountains of Austria in a concentration camp during World War II. He was emaciated, ill and struggling to survive daily. But he lived to talk about it Aug. 20 at Schriever Air […]

Paget claims second base archery title

By Scott Prater Schriever Sentinel Tim Paget battled through three rounds of intense competition to defend his title in the second annual Schriever Archery Competition Tuesday. He faced his bow-hunting partner Andy Rowland in the final round at the Schriever Archery Range and much like last year’s competition, he needed a near-perfect shot to pull […]

3 SOPS bids farewell to oldest DSCS satellite

By Scott Prater Schriever Sentinel As a cadre of 3rd Space Operations Squadron members looked on, 3 SOPS Commander, Lt. Col. Chris Todd, shut down the final remaining components of a Defense Satellite Communications System satellite here July 30. With those final commands, the vehicle known as DSCS B12 was officially deactivated after serving for […]

4 SOPS trains mobile capability

Staff Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes 50th Space Wing Public Affairs The 4th Space Operations Squadron demonstrated its ability to conduct mobile operations during a training mission exercise Friday at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Through its mobile operations, 4 SOPS has the capability to provide survivable, enduring and secure communications and constellation command and control […]

Making a difference

Commentary by Maj. James Austin 21st Space Operations Squadron Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. — Late last year, the 50th Space Wing lost a great Airman to leukemia. People may have said to themselves, “That’s a tragedy. Too bad there wasn’t something I could do to help.” This call to action spurred the 21st Space Operations […]

Support flight leads 22 SOPS innovation

By Scott Prater Schriever Sentinel Anyone who has walked near the north side of the restricted area portal in the past year has probably noticed the large, uncovered satellite dish as it scans the horizon. It’s not a mystery, but don’t expect to see it for much longer. The 22nd Space Operations Squadron Mission Support […]

AFRS FIRST visit propels STEM opportunities

By Jennifer Thibault 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Schriever Air Force Base cyber and space professionals hosted 24 science and technology educators from across the nation Aug. 5, as part of the Air Force’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics-focused outreach efforts. The Air Force Recruiting Service continued their now three-year collaboration with the For Inspiration […]

Weather satellite SCA momentous for 50 OG commander

By Scott Prater Schriever Sentinel The 50th Operations Group accepted satellite control authority of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight-19 satellite June 25, but it was no ordinary ceremony. The event turned out to be a milestone for Col. Tommy Roberts, former 50 OG commander. It marked the 10th satellite transferred to the 50 OG […]