Air Force Featured Stories

  • Weapons School: Multi-domain integration since 1996

    A leader in tactics, techniques and procedures development, the USAFWS has focused on integrating combat capabilities across domains since 1996 when the school’s Space Division was established. The division structure was dissolved in 2003 but integrating space operations as part of the USAFWS

  • Women in space: Enhancing capability through diversity

    The symposium featured its third Women’s Global Gathering in Colorado Springs, Colorado that included Brig. Gen. Deanna Burt, Air Force Space Command director of operations and communications, Ms. Krista Paquin, former NASA deputy associate administrator and Dr. Michelle Parker, vice president and

  • Around the Air Force: Disaster Funding/Space Command Nomination

    On this look Around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson testifies to the U.S. House Armed Services Committee on the need for additional funds after two bases were hit by natural disasters and Gen. John Raymond is nominated to become the commander of U.S. Space Command.

  • AFSPC hosts Space Futures Workshop

    The Air Force Space Command Space Futures Workshop was held at the U.S. Air Force Academy, March 19-21, giving experts the chance to collaborate and predict what space will look like in the next 20-40 years.

  • AFOTEC maintains mission readiness through operational testing

    The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Detachment 4, tests and evaluates new space, cyberspace, missile and missile defense capabilities. Their mission is to test weapons systems in operationally realistic environments. The goal is to inform warfighters of the lessons learned and

  • Air Force awards $739M launch service contracts

    The U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office, awarded two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch service contracts Feb. 19.

  • Growing Air Force’s space medicine culture

    As space continues to play an increasingly critical role in our nation’s defense, the need for the space medicine specialty grows. Medical Airmen within U.S. Air Force Space Command are making sure space operators are ready for future readiness requirements.

  • STPSat-5 successfully launched from Vandenberg AFB

    The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched Space Test Program Satellite 5, or STPSat-5, into orbit via Spaceflight Industries’ fully dedicated smallsat rideshare mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle on Dec. 3 from Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base,

  • Mathematician inducted into Space and Missiles Pioneers Hall of Fame

    Lt. Gen. David Thompson, Air Force Space Command vice commander, presented Dr. Gladys West with the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers award for her decades of contributions to the Air Force’s space program. West was unable to attend the formal induction ceremony that took place Aug. 28, where