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USAF Commander to head 30th Space Symposium

The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation announced Tuesday that Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Space Symposium. Shelton will speak during the opening of the 30th annual event on May 19 at the the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, according… Continue Reading USAF Commander to head 30th Space Symposium

NORAD partners with local firm for Santa voyage

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NORAD partners with local firm for Santa voyage

tw telecom Inc., a leading provider of managed services, will partner with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to help track Santa Claus as he travels across the globe to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. “NORAD and Peterson Air Force Base utilize tw telecom’s local voice services for critical communications,” said Tracy Shaufler, vice… Continue Reading NORAD partners with local firm for Santa voyage

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Peterson AFB’s surprising facts

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During a recent conversation, Col. Chris Crawford described a common experience in his role as commander at Peterson Air Force Base, talking with civilians in Colorado Springs who know surprisingly little about what goes on at the installation that leases most of its real estate from our airport. The colonel wasn’t being critical. He simply… Continue Reading Peterson AFB’s surprising facts

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The Air Force says the first radar site in a new system to track satellites and space junk will be built on Kwajalein  Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Air Force Space Command, based at Peterson Air Force Base, said Tuesday construction on the new radar station is expected to start in… Continue Reading Space Command to start construction on space fence in 2013

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Colorado Springs should prepare for a round of base realignment and closure by 2015, said Brian Binn, president of military affairs for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC. The Department of Defense suggested two rounds of BRAC, one to start next year. But that isn’t likely. However, Binn said a round suggested for 2015… Continue Reading Chamber report: Springs’ military adds $5.93 billion to economy

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Lockheed Martin wins $21m contract

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Lockheed Martin will continue to provide support and management for a system that provides information to U.S. commanders and partner nations about missile events. The defense giant won a $21.5 million award from the U.S. government for a single year. The potential value of the contract for a five-year period is $78 million. Known as… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin wins $21m contract

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The Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base will hold a one-day unclassified industry day Jan. 19 at the Peterson Club. The event is being held to raise awareness of Peterson’s mission and improve relationships with the business community. The event starts t 7 a.m. and is set to strengthen relationships through a… Continue Reading Peterson to hold unclassified industry day

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Santa trackers break records for calls, emails

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NORAD says its Santa-tracking operation broke its own records for phone calls, emails and Facebook and Twitter followers on Christmas Eve. The North American Aerospace Defense Command said Thursday that volunteers answered nearly 102,000 phone calls and more than 7,720 emails asking about Santa’s location. NORAD Tracks Santa had nearly 1 million followers on Facebook… Continue Reading Santa trackers break records for calls, emails

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Peterson breaks ground on new weapons system

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The 16th Space Control Squadron will break ground for its newest weapons system, the upgraded Rapid Attack, Identification, Detection and Reporting System Block-10. The squadron is part of the 21st Operations Group at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. The new program consists of a central operating location and a variety of transportable antennas… Continue Reading Peterson breaks ground on new weapons system

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Shelton to speak at Space Symposium

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Gen. William Shelton, commander of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, will be the keynote speaker at the 28th National Space Symposium. The April 16-19 event at the Broadmoor features leaders from around the space industry: the National Reconnaissance office, the European Space Agency, the U.S. Strategic Command, the National Geospatial-Intelligence… Continue Reading Shelton to speak at Space Symposium

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