The Fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite

It’s a balmy 88 degrees on a Tuesday night at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The mosquitoes are abuzz and if you’re outside standing next to the water, as much of the cape is surrounded by water, you can feel a light film of sweat form on your skin from the humidity in the area. There’s a mild breeze that’s making the weather outside a little bearable and one barely visible cloud in the sky.
On Oct. 17, 2018, the U.S. Air Force successfully launched the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency communication satellite carried to orbit aboard a ULA Atlas V 551 launch vehicle. (U.S. Air Force Photos by Van Ha)

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Secretary of the Air Force visits Vandenberg Air Force Base

During the visit, Wilson saw the Combined Space Operations Center, 576th Flight Test Squadron, ICBM Launch Support Center, ICBM Telemetry Integrated Processing System, Western Range Operations Control Center, met with local Girl Scouts, and concluded with a town hall for the military and civilians of Vandenberg AFB.
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HQ AFSPC Airman wins National Defense Industrial Association Patriot Award

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association presented the Patriot Award to Air Force Space Command’s Staff Sgt. Megan Richards, recognizing outstanding service women and men from all services in the Colorado Springs area during the 35th Annual Rocky Mountain NDIA Ball Nov 2.

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Air Force seeking top space awareness innovators with ‘VQ-Prize’ competition

The U.S. Air Force and the Wright Brothers Institute are offering cash prizes for the creation of visualization tools, including Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality solutions, that will enhance DOD space operator understanding and awareness of satellites and other objects in Earth orbit in a competition that is set to run from October 29 through January 15, 2019.

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