AF Reserve News

Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. John Raven, assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, climbs over a high bar during the obstacle course portion of the 2018 SPC Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 1, 2018.The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it’s hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lundborg, assigned to 4th Combat Camera Squadron, climbs a rope during the obstacle course portion of the 2018 SPC Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 1, 2018.The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it’s hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keifer Bowes (left) and Airman 1st Class Matthew Zakrzewski, both assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, run during the 10-mile road march part of the 2018 SPC Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 3, 2018. The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it's hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Franklin Harris (left) and Senior Airman Maygan Straight, both assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, conduct the 10-mile road march part of the 2018 SPC Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 3, 2018. The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it's hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maygan Straight (top), and Airman 1st Class Franklin Harris, both assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, treat a simulated casualty during the Urban Warfare Simulation lane of the 2018 Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 2, 2018. The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it’s hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maygan Straight, assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, collects Sensitive Site Exploitation imagery during the Urban Warfare Simulation lane of the 2018 Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 2, 2018. The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it’s hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Reserve Recruiting Service rolls out mobile marketing platform
Tech Sgt Jose Neri, a recruiter with Team March, works the pull up bar area of the new mobile marketing platform at the March Air Reserve Base Air and Space Expo.The MMP is an interactive a marketing tool that will increase awareness and audience engagement, generate leads, and educate influencers about the Air Force Reserve. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt Chance Babin)
Reserve Recruiting Service rolls out mobile marketing platform
A look at the new Air Force Reserve mobile marketing platform. The MMP is a marketing tool that will increase awareness and audience engagement, generate leads, and educate influencers about the Air Force Reserve. The MMP is equipped with large high definition touchscreen that feature interactive quizzes and games, and a photo booth for attendees to take photos against pre-loaded Air Force Reserve branded backdrops. It also features a pull-up bar for those looking for something more physical. A unique feature on the MMP is a charging station. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt Chance Babin)
AFRC Recruiting Service rolls out mobile marketing platform
Master Sgt Chuck Wandzilak, a recruiter at Team March, assists a air show guest with sending his photo to himsself as part of the Air Force Reserve photo booth, which is part of the new Air Force Reserve mobile marketing platform at the March Air Reserve Base Air and Space Expo. The MMP is an interactive a marketing tool that will increase awareness and audience engagement, generate leads, and educate influencers about the Air Force Reserve. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt Chance Babin)
AFRC Recruiting Service rolls out mobile marketing platform
Master Sgt Marcus Hearns, a recruiter at Team March, talks to an air show attendee at the charging station of the new Air Force Reserve mobile marketing platform at the March Air Reserve Base Air and Space Expo. The MMP is an interactive a marketing tool that will increase awareness and audience engagement, generate leads, and educate influencers about the Air Force Reserve. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt Chance Babin)

National Space Defense Center transitions to 24/7 operations

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) -- Less than a year after changing the name of the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center to the National Space Defense Center, the NSDC transitioned to 24/7 operations on Jan. 8, 2018, marking a significant step for the expanding, interagency team focused on protecting and defending the nation's critical space assets.

"This is a significant milestone," said Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Strategic Command's Joint Force Space Component commander and commander of Air Force Space Command. "We have officially transitioned the NSDC from an experiment to a functioning 24/7/365 operations center focused on protecting and defending the space domain. This advancement immediately expands our space situational awareness and bolsters our readiness - both of which are absolutely critical to maintaining space superiority."

The NSDC is a partnership organization, strongly supported by both the Defense Department and Intelligence Community, that develops and improves U.S. ability to rapidly detect, warn, characterize, attribute and defend against threats to our nation's vital space systems. The NSDC directly supports space defense unity of effort and expands information sharing in space defense operations among the DoD, National Reconnaissance Office and other interagency partners.

"This successful transition to round-the-clock operations was the result of the hard work of the entire joint and interagency team," said Col. Todd Brost, NSDC director. "With the growing potential threats to our nation's space capabilities, we must adopt a warfighting mindset and be prepared to defend and protect the assets that provide our joint forces and allied partners the asymmetric advantage from space-based capabilities."

The NSDC increases the resilience of the space enterprise and the delivery of space capabilities to U.S., the joint warfighter and allied partners. It works across the space enterprise to aid on-orbit activity characterization and provide enhanced indications and warnings.

"The new 24/7 operations at the NSDC will help ensure the national security space enterprise outpaces any emerging and advanced space threats by facilitating information sharing across the space community," added Col. Dan Wright, NSDC deputy director and Integrated NRO element lead.

Ultimately, this transition will further enhance our ability to protect and defend the space domain which is so critical to our nation and to our joint warfighters.