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Space Force

15th SPSS innovates with Mount Official Scheduling System > United States Space Force > Article Display
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15th SPSS innovates with Mount Official Scheduling System > United States Space Force > Article Display

MAUI SPACE FORCE STATION, Hawaii (AFNS) --  Perched atop the 10,023-foot summit of Haleakalā in Hawaii, lives Space Delta 2’s 15th Space Surveillance Squadron. The 15th SPSS operates the Maui Space Surveillance Complex and is home to small, medium, and large-aperture tracking optics, including the Department of Defense's largest optical telescope designed for satellite tracking and imaging, as well as visible and infrared sensors for data collection on near-Earth and deep-space objects. Tracking of these deep space objects will soon be made more efficient, thanks to the Mount Official Scheduling System, also kn...
72nd ISRS in line with SPAFORGEN model > United States Space Force > Article Display
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72nd ISRS in line with SPAFORGEN model > United States Space Force > Article Display

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) --  The 72nd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron held a readiness exercise at Peterson Space Force Base, May 8. The exercise focused on practicing mission-essential tasks, training Guardians in a low-threat environment and validating unit readiness for deployments. “Our Guardians will be able to go through the entire deployment process, from required training to using equipment, as they exercise our mission essential tasks,” said 1st Lt. Wyatt Packard, 72nd ISRS operations flight commander. “This will validate the previous training they undertook in their ‘Prepare Phase’ of [Space Forc...
72nd ISRS in line with SPAFORGEN model > United States Space Force > Article Display
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72nd ISRS in line with SPAFORGEN model > United States Space Force > Article Display

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) --  The 72nd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron held a readiness exercise at Peterson Space Force Base, May 8. The exercise focused on practicing mission-essential tasks, training Guardians in a low-threat environment and validating unit readiness for deployments. “Our Guardians will be able to go through the entire deployment process, from required training to using equipment, as they exercise our mission essential tasks,” said 1st Lt. Wyatt Packard, 72nd ISRS operations flight commander. “This will validate the previous training they undertook in their ‘Prepare Phase’ of [Spac...
First enlisted Guardian teaches at the Air Force Academy > United States Space Force > Article Display
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First enlisted Guardian teaches at the Air Force Academy > United States Space Force > Article Display

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AFNS) --  U.S. Space Force Master Sgt. Patrick Pineda's journey to the lectern at the U.S. Air Force Academy is as remarkable as it is groundbreaking. His tenure marks a significant milestone as the first enlisted Guardian teaching at the Academy, infusing a traditionally officer and civilian-dominated faculty with his unique insights. Pineda brings over ten years of experience as an Intelligence Analyst in both the Air Force and Space Force. His recent master's degree in Strategic Intelligence, with a Russian focus from the National Intelligence University, paved his way to a...
2023 Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Missile Operations awards announced > United States Space Force > Article Display
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2023 Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Missile Operations awards announced > United States Space Force > Article Display

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --  Department of the Air Force officials announced the 2023 winners of the Nuclear Deterrence Operations Awards and the Nuclear and Missile Operations functional awards. These awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Airmen, Guardians, and civilians contributing to nuclear deterrence operations and the missile operations career field. “We are proud to recognize and highlight the amazing achievements of Department of the Air Force personnel across the nuclear enterprise.” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Andrew J. Gebara, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration deputy chief of staff. “This year we introduced the Personnel Reliability and Assurance Program Manager of the Year award and expanded eli...