2 SOPS showcases GPS to students

By Staff Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes 50th Space Wing Public Affairs The 2nd Space Operations Squadron provided a glimpse of how GPS works to 39 Colorado Springs students during an outreach event Feb. 17 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The outreach event was part of the GPS Week celebration Feb. 15-20, which was designed […]

SIDC caps unbeaten season with basketball title

By Brian Hagberg 50th Space Wing Public Affairs The Space Innovation and Development Center capped an undefeated season with a 54-44 win over the 3rd Space Operations Squadron in the intramural basketball championship game at the fitness center Feb. 19. A 10-0 run to start the second half gave SIDC an 18-point lead and essentially […]

GPS Week concludes with heritage celebration

By Senior Airman Naomi Griego 50th Space Wing Public Affairs More than 200 guests filled the conference room at the Antlers Hilton Hotel Friday in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to celebrate one thing, one ginormous thing, that provides a free global utility to more than 3 billion users  —  the GPS. Lt. Col. Matthew Brandt, 2nd […]

GPS guides the world

By Senior Airman Naomi Griego 50th Space Wing Public Affairs “Camera and GPS tracking device nab copper thief, Delta 4 on pad for next GPS launch, and Syracuse Plows Getting GPS Tracking Units,” are just a few of the leading news headlines regarding GPS today. GPS is a term people use and or misuse daily. […]

GPS Week looks back to ‘Fathers of GPS’

GPS is the world’s largest military satellite constellation and is operated by the 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadrons at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. With more than 3 billion users worldwide, it is the only global utility. As Team Schriever celebrates GPS Week, let’s take a look back to the founding fathers of GPS. […]

GPS reaches milestones, earns awards

By Brian Hagberg 50th Space Wing Public Affairs GPS has come a long way during the last 40-plus years. From its initial conception in the early 1960s, to the latest modernization efforts, GPS has achieved milestones and garnered recognition for its contributions to the betterment of humanity. Here are a few of the most notable […]

Big win, bigger surprise for Airman at annual awards banquet

By Brian Hagberg 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Then-Staff Sgt. Jillian Thompson knew the 50th Space Wing Annual Awards banquet was going to be a special night for her. She just didn’t know exactly how special it was going to be. Thompson found out that afternoon that she had been selected as the winner of […]

Boy firefighter battles own fire

By Staff Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes 50th Space Wing Public Affairs At Fire Station 17, Caden Rose is just one of the guys. While the firefighters drink coffee all day, he drinks from his own mug filled with Kool-Aid  —  it’s his “firefighter coffee.” The firefighters sit down, talk to him and treat him like […]

Air Force conducts massive protected MILSATCOM test

By Staff Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes 50th Space Wing Public Affairs The Air Force concluded a six-month rigorous and complex multiservice operational test and evaluation of its Advanced Extremely High Frequency system in January at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The test and evaluation’s goal was to ensure the AEHF system performed its missions the […]

50 SW sponsors Schriever room at NCOA

By Senior Airman Naomi Griego The 50th Space Wing sponsored the Schriever room at the Forrest L. Vosler Noncommissioned Officer Academy Monday at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Chief Master Sgt. Todd Krulcik, Forrest L. Vosler NCO Academy commandant, thanked Schriever Air Force Base for sponsoring the room and doing such a good job. The […]

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