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Telling the Air Force storyTelling the Air Force story
Telling the Air Force story

Capt. Josh Carmer, 45th Launch Support Squadron GPS IIF field program manager, is interviewed by News 13 prior to the United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Medium rocket carrying the fifth Global Positioning System IIF satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Feb. 20, 2014. Carmer shared his expertise with the media by telling the Air Force story and educating the public about the Team Patrick-Cape mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt)
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Posted: 2/27/2014

Delta IV GPS IIF-5 launch Cape Canaveral Air Force StationDelta IV GPS IIF-5 launch Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Delta IV GPS IIF-5 launch Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket successfully launched the Global Positioning System IIF-5 satellite for the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 20 at 8:59 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-37. GPS IIF-5 is the fifth in a series of next generation GPS satellites and will join a worldwide timing and navigation system utilizing 24 satellites in six different planes, with a minimum of four satellites per plane positioned in orbit approximately 11,000 miles above the Earth’s surface. (Photo by Ben Cooper, United Launch Alliance)
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Posted: 2/21/2014

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Delta IV GPS IIF-5 launch

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket successfully launched the Global Positioning System IIF-5 satellite for the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 20 at 8:59 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-37. GPS IIF-5 is the fifth in a series of next generation GPS satellites and will join a worldwide timing and navigation system utilizing 24 satellites in six different planes, with a minimum of four satellites per plane positioned in orbit approximately 11,000 miles above the Earth’s surface. (Photo by Ben Cooper, United Launch Alliance)
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Posted: 2/21/2014

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Delta IV GPS IIF-5

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket successfully launched the Global Positioning System IIF-5 satellite for the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 20 at 8:59 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-37. GPS IIF-5 is the fifth in a series of next generation GPS satellites and will join a worldwide timing and navigation system utilizing 24 satellites in six different planes, with a minimum of four satellites per plane positioned in orbit approximately 11,000 miles above the Earth’s surface. (Photo by Ben Cooper, United Launch Alliance)
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Posted: 2/21/2014

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Delta IV GPS 2F5 launch

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Medium rocket carrying the fifth Global Positioning System IIF satellite launched at 8:59 p.m. EST Feb. 20, 2014, from Space Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Alicia Wallace)
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Posted: 2/20/2014

Atlas V GPS IIF-4 LaunchAtlas V GPS IIF-4 Launch
Atlas V GPS IIF-4 Launch

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the fourth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-4 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 5:38 p.m. EDT, May 15, 2013, from Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Photo: ULA
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Posted: 5/16/2013

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Atlas V GPS IIF-4 Launch

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the fourth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-4 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 5:38 p.m. EDT, May 15, 2013, from Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Photo: ULA
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Posted: 5/16/2013

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Delta IV GPS IIF-3

"We earn our stripes and prove to the world what a world-class team we have with every single launch we execute from here," said Col. Robert Pavelko, vice commander, 45th Space Wing commander, who also served as Launch Decision Authority. GPS is a space-based, world-wide navigation system providing users with highly accurate, three-dimensional position, velocity and timing information 24 hours a day in all weather conditions. Every modern GPS satellite has been launched from CCAFS. (Photo by Pat Corkery, ULA)
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Posted: 10/5/2012

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GPS IIF-3

A Delta IV lifts GPS IIF-3 into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Oct. 4. (Photo by Brad Swezey)
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Posted: 10/4/2012

Mountain Biker/Adventure Race Maj. David AshleyMountain Biker/Adventure Race Maj. David Ashley
Mountain Biker/Adventure Race Maj. David Ashley

Maj. Dave Ashley, 5th Space Launch Squadron director of operations, kayaks an adventure race. Skills needed to complete the extreme sport's 50- to 200-plus-mile races may also include orienteering (land navigation with a map and compass only, no GPS), cross country running, canoeing, swimming, traversing on ropes, rock climbing and rappelling. Not only must participants be proficient in these areas, but they complete these tasks in environments with severe elevation changes, unforgiving terrain and extreme weather conditions. (Photo courtesy of Maj. Dave Ashley)
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Posted: 10/12/2011

Mountain Biker/Adventure Race Maj. David AshleyMountain Biker/Adventure Race Maj. David Ashley
Mountain Biker/Adventure Race Maj. David Ashley

Maj. Dave Ashley, 5th Space Launch Squadron director of operations, mountain bikes a trail during an adventure race. The skills needed to complete the extreme sport's 50- to 200-plus-mile races may also include orienteering (land navigation with a map and compass only, no GPS), cross country running, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, traversing on ropes, rock climbing and rappelling. Events can be solo, where entrants compete individually, or they can compete in teams of two to four people. (Photo courtesy of Maj. Dave Ashley)
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Posted: 10/12/2011

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GPS IIF-2

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (July 16, 2011) – 2:41 a.m. EDT with the Air Force’s Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-2 payload. This launch marks the 50th successful GPS launch on a Delta vehicle. GPS IIF-2 is the second in a series of next generation GPS satellites and will join a worldwide timing and navigation system utilizing 24 satellites in six different planes, with a minimum of four satellites per plane positioned in orbit approximately 11,000 miles above the earths’ surface. The GPS IIF series provides improved accuracy and enhanced performance for GPS users.
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Posted: 7/18/2011

    

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