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SECAF recognizes past, looks forward to future at Air, Space, Cyber Conference
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett virtually addressed Air Force Association 2020 Virtual Air, Space and Cyber conference attendees, Sept. 14.
Commentary: U.S. Air and Space Forces are accelerating innovation to deter and defend the American way of life
This week, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force leadership will gather for the Air Force Association 2020 Virtual Air, Space and Cyber Conference, an annual showcase for the services’ latest thinking.
Advanced Battle Management System field test brings Joint Force together across all domains during second onramp
In the latest exercise, known as an “onramp,” operators used ABMS to detect and defeat efforts to disrupt U.S. operations in space in addition to countering attacks against the U.S. homeland, including shooting down a cruise missile “surrogate” with a hypervelocity weapon.
SecAF tours KAFB; base sustains national security capabilities during COVID-19
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett visited Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, May 20-21, 2020, to visit various mission partners, explored active mission sets and get a better understanding of how Team Kirtland has sustained national security capabilities during COVID-19.
The space mission continues during COVID-19; USSF leaders visit VAFB
Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations and U.S. Space Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman, USSF Senior Enlisted Advisor and USSPACECOM senior enlisted leader, visited different units across Vandenberg Air Force Base, May 6, 2020, to observe how the members of the space community have implemented measures to continue the base’s missions and the Range of the Future initiative while responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Mission assured; the mission continues
Across the many units and flights at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Airmen continue to accomplish the mission to provide assured access to space. While each unit at Vandenberg AFB is important to the mission, there is only one that can provide mission assurance to Atlas and Delta launches: the Mission Assurance Flight within the 2nd Space Launch Squadron.
RocketShip delivers Delta IV Heavy boosters at VAFB
A United Launch Alliance barge, carrying Delta IV Heavy booster cores, second stage and payload faring, docked and delivered the rocket body parts April 5, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
VAFB Space Cowboys remain mission ready
The 2nd Space Launch Squadron is home to the Space Force’s only hands-on space lift mission in support of the Minotaur launch vehicle. The Airmen who support this vital mission have been dubbed ‘Space Cowboys.’
Gen. Charles Q. Brown nominated to be next Air Force Chief of Staff
If confirmed by the Senate, Gen. Charles Q. Brown would assume one of the two highest positions in the Air Force from Gen. David L. Goldfein, who is retiring June 30 after four years as Chief of Staff. Brown would be the first African-American to serve as a service chief.