Air Force Space Command announce cyber winners in General John P. Jumper Awards

The General John P. Jumper Awards honor the former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, who institutionalized warfighting integration as a Deputy Chief of Staff function.

The award recognizes individuals for sustained superior performance and outstanding contributions to the integration of Air Force or DOD warfighting and/or operations support capabilities that shorten the kill chain and/or enhance the decision cycle.

Below are the 24th Air Force cyber award winners in warfighting excellence.
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SMC assists with L.A. veterans’ stand down

For three days in December, just before the holidays, the pace of events in downtown Los Angeles were anything but relaxed for a dedicated group of Space and Missile Systems Center personnel intent on helping former brothers- and sisters-in-arms in need.

In what was billed as the largest "stand down" for homeless military veterans and their families to ever take place in the country, more than 65 volunteers from SMC joined service providers from federal, state, city and county governments as well as local nonprofit partners from across Los Angeles County and the South Bay Dec. 19-21 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Zinnia Flowers Starting to Grow on the International Space Station

Zinnia flowers are starting to grow in the International Space Station's Veggie facility as part of the VEG-01 investigation. Veggie provides lighting and nutrient supply for plants in the form of a low-cost growth chamber and planting "pillows” to provide nutrients for the root system.

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MAJCOM Commanders visit 24th and 25th Air Force

General John E. Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander, and General Hawk Carlisle, Air Combat Command commander, visited 24th and 25th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland Dec 21. The MAJCOM commanders received briefings from their respective Numbered Air Force staff and discussed a series of cyber and global ISR initiatives.
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General Hawk Carlisle, Air Combat Command commander, and General John E. Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander, are escorted by Maj. Gen. Ed Wilson, 24th Air Force commander, and Maj. Gen. BJ Shwedo, 25th Air Force commander, during a visit to Joint Ba


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Tim Peake thumbs up

ESA astronaut Tim Peake on the International Space Station shortly after arriving at his new home and workplace for six months. Tim sent this picture to thank everyone who followed his launch on the Soyuz TMA-19M into space on social media and at launch events around the UK.

Tim wrote: "The support for our launch was outstanding, and I want to thank each of you for the #GoodLuckTim messages. From the schoolchildren who watched the launch in class, people watching on the underground, and viewers outside of UK, your messages have shown how much interest there is in space and they mean a great deal to me. A big thank you to those who attended launch celebrations up and down the country and especially the school kids who attended the event at the Science Museum. We are very busy up here but I promise to start sharing more of our life in space soon."

Follow Tim and his six-month Principia mission via timpeake.esa.int

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