Vandenberg launches Delta II ICESat-2

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) spacecraft lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Sept. 15 at 6:02 a.m. PDT. This marks the final mission of the Delta II rocket, which first launched on Feb. 14, 1989, and launched 155 times including ICESat-2.
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) spacecraft lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Sept. 15 at 6:02 a.m. PDT. This marks the final mission of the Delta II rocket, which first launched on Feb. 14, 1989, and launched 155 times including ICESat-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear/Released)

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Resilient kids, ready Airmen

One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.
Lt. Col. Craig Morash, 74th Fighter Squadron commander, prepares to hug his children after returning from a deployment, Jan. 26, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The well-being of children is paramount to Airmen readiness for deployment. While most children are resilient and can handle the changes that come when a parent deploys, some children face challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)

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