Air Force Space Command
Air Force Space Command is telling the 21st Space Wing to prepare to end operations of the aging Air Force Space Surveillance System by Oct. 1 due to budget cuts.
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said that someone had spoken to the Herklotzes on the phone at about 5 p.m. and heard a popping sound — most likely the fire racing through the thick trees.
Military officials aren’t commenting on a purported North Korean threat to fire missiles at Colorado Springs, home to a large military presence including U.S. Northern Command, which is responsible for homeland defense.
The Air Force Space Command says its men and women who aren’t assigned to flying operations can no longer wear flight suits or Air Force leather jackets after Oct. 1.
Colorado will probably avoid the worst of the defense budget cutbacks in the post-Iraq, post-Afghanistan era because of the bustling military space operations in Colorado Springs and the Denver area.
A general serving at the Air Force Space Command headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base is in line for a second star.
A $5.5 billion upgrade to the Global Positioning System moved a step closer to launch this week when a prototype arrived at a Lockheed Martin complex in Colorado to begin months of tests.
The United States is still “hugely vulnerable” to cyber attacks, but so are most other nations, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday.