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Deterrence Symposium brings nuclear debate to the forefront August 5, 2011 — The 2011 U.S. Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium commenced Aug. 3 and 4 promoting thoughtful discussion and debate on "21st Century Deterrence Challenges," the theme of this year's forum. MORE

Second SBIRS GEO Satellite Successfully Completes Final Segment of Baseline Integrated System Test July 28, 2011 — The U.S. Air Force's second Space Based Infrared Systems geosynchronous satellite successfully completed Baseline Integrated System Test recently at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale, Calif. MORE

Successful Global Positioning System IIF-2 Launch from Cape Canaveral AFS July 16, 2011 — The U.S. Air Force successfully launched GPS IIF-2 Space Vehicle Number (SVN) 63 carried aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium rocket at 2:41 a.m. EDT today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. MORE

GPS Satellite Achieves 20 Years On-orbit July 6, 2011 — GPS Block IIA-11 (SVN-24), built by Boeing (formerly Rockwell Corporation), was launched on July 4, 1991 and set healthy to navigation and timing users on Aug. 31, 1991. MORE

Global Positioning System IIF-2 Satellite Scheduled to Launch July 15 July 4, 2011 — The launch of a Delta IV Medium rocket carrying the GPS IIF-2 payload for the Air Force, previously scheduled for Thursday, is being postponed 24 hours to allow the GPS spacecraft team time to complete assessment and coordination of satellite readiness to launch. MORE

Message to the DoD from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta July 1, 2011 — Message to the DoD from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. MORE

Successful Launch of ORS-1 from NASA Wallops Flight Facility June 30, 2011 — The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the first Operationally Responsive Space prototype satellite aboard a Minotaur I launch vehicle at 11:09 p.m. EDT yesterday from Pad 0B at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va. ORS-1 deployed 12 minutes after launch. MORE

STRATCOM Deputy Commander tours Minot, presents Omaha Trophies June 17, 2011 — Thunderous cheers and applause from Minot's Airmen reverberated with pride inside the Dock 1 hangar as Vice Adm. Cecil Haney, U.S. Strategic Command deputy commander, and Mark Theisen, Strategic Command Consultation Committee member, awarded the Air Force's only nuclear capable dual-wing base with Omaha Trophies June 15. MORE

Navy Admiral Challenges Cadets to Reach for the Stars June 15, 2011 — Junior ROTC cadets, faculty, and staff from two publicly funded military high schools, along with a group of influential civic leaders, were provided an opportunity to engage with a three-star Navy Admiral from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. here on June 13. MORE

USSTRATCOM Airman Nominated for 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year June 13, 2011 — Senior Master Sgt. David Newman, Knowledge Operations Management Flight superintendent, J3 Global Operations Directorate here, was recently nominated as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year in the senior NCO category. MORE

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