A Falcon 9 lifted off Feb. 21 with a 4,100-kilogram communications satellite, a 600-kilogram lunar lander and a 60-kilogram experimental smallsat. Credit: Jordan Sirokie for SpaceNews.
Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Credit: U.S. Air Force
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Emphazied education for dependent children during MCEC seminar
President Trump speaks to U.S. airmen at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Credit: U.S. Air Force
Solar flare protons and energetic electrons affect satellites, avionics and Earth's magnetic field. Credit: NASA
DMSP satellite. Credit: U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin artist's concept
An Air Force Space Test Program Satellite 5 launches aboard Spaceflight Industries’ commercial smallsat rideshare mission Dec. 3 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Credit: SpaceX
Aerospace Corp. headquarters in El Segundo, Calif. Credit: Aerospace Corp.
The 2nd Annual SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C.
SSO-A deployment
Gen. C.Q. Brown, commander, Pacific Air Forces, speaks with Airman 1st Class Nathan Barboza  at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Credit: U.S. Air National Guard
U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson speaks during the Military Child Education Coalition National Training Seminar, Washington, D.C., July 24, 2018. The Air Force has continuously placed an emphasis on school age dependent education because of a direct correlation with family resilience/readiness to maintain a willingness of families to continue to support their Airman sponsors wherever they are asked to serve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)

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