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U.S. Air Force Secretary Visits Mojave, Tours Stratolaunch

Today I had the chance to see firsthand how @Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch platform to make space more accessible #innovation — Dr. Heather Wilson (@SecAFOfficial) July 18, 2017 If Stratolaunch only had a rocket worthy of the ginormous carrier aircraft they built. No offense to Orbital ATK and the Pegasus XL, but that’s not what this thing was built for. Maybe they will develop one eventually.

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  • July 20, 2017
Air Force Stands Up New Headquarters Space Directorate

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has approved the reorganization of the Air Force headquarters to establish a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations, who will be a three-star Air Force general officer.

“This is the next step in our effort to integrate, normalize and elevate space operations in the Air Force,” said Wilson. “The United States is dependent on space and our adversaries know it. We must organize and train forces to be able to prevail in any future conflict which could extend into space.”


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  • June 17, 2017
Senate Confirms Wilson as U.S. Air Force Secretary

Heather Wilson (Credit: U.S. Air Force/Scott M. Ash)

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.

Wilson, who is stepping down from her position as the president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to take the post, is expected to be sworn in within a week.


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  • May 9, 2017