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  • Space-superiority exercise, Space Flag, concluded successfully on U.S. Space Force birthday

    Space Flag, the Department of Defense’s premier exercise for training space forces, successfully concluded its eighth exercise iteration (Space Flag 20-1) at the Boeing Virtual Warfare Center in St. Louis Dec. 20.
  • 2nd Space Operations Squadron sets SVN-74 healthy and active

    SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 2nd Space Operations Squadron set Satellite Vehicle Number-74 as healthy and active to users on the 2nd SOPS operations floor Monday. Setting SVN-74 healthy and active means the satellite will be available for use by military and civilian GPS users around the world as part of the constellation currently maintained by the squadron. This makes the satellite the first iteration in the GPS III family to join the active constellation following its launch Dec. 23, 2018. Capt. Ryan Thompson, 2nd SOPS assistant director of sustainment, said various training modules and upgrades were instrumental in making the satellite operational.
  • Raymond sworn in as first Chief of Space Operations at White House event

    Vice President Mike Pence Jan. 14 swore in Gen. John W. Raymond as the highest-ranking military leader of the newly created U.S. Space Force, adding a prominent White House ceremony that recognized the arrival of the nation’s newest, separate branch of the military.
  • 2019 Schriever essay contest winners announced

    The 2019 General Bernard A. Schriever Memorial Essay Contest, sponsored by the Lance P. Sijan Chapter of the Air Force Association and U.S. Space Force, recently announced its 2019 winners. The essay competition aims to stimulate thought, discussion and debate on matters relating how the Space Force and Air Force provide space capabilities for the joint force and the nation.
  • WGS-11+ Leverages Commercial Technology to Deliver Twice the Capability

    Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS)-11+ is a Space and Missile Systems Center Pacesetter for the rapid application and fielding of commercial technology. The SMC Production Corps and Portfolio Architect’s Mission System Integration team jointly championed a successful first-ever, cross-corps Systems Requirements Review (SRR) to help the Government and Boeing reach a mutual agreement on a system performance specification to satisfy warfighter needs quickly. The WGS program office, leveraging enterprise partnerships and a collaborative culture with Army, Navy, and Boeing systems engineers, worked closely together to ensure the system’s technical baseline will maximize value to the warfighter on an aggressive 5-year schedule.