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Tag: historian
  • History Quiz - week of June 22

    Last week’s question and answer: The Consolidated Space Operations Center turnover from Air Force Systems Command to Air Force Space Command occurred incrementally over several years. What associated turnover occurred on October 1, 1987? Click the link to find out!
  • History Quiz - week of May 18

    Oct. 27, 2009 marked what milestone for the 21st Space Operations Squadron? This date marked the formal occupancy of the Ellison Onizuka Satellite Operations Facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, the new home for the 21st Space Operations Squadron.
  • History Quiz - week of May 11

    Last week’s question and answer: Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” E. Yeager joined the 50th Fighter–Bomber Wing in 1954 as commander of the 417th Fighter-Bomber Squadron. He earned his pilot wings under what World War II program? Yeager earned his wings under the “Flying Sergeants” program.
  • 50 SW Historian authors book on Schriever

    Randy Saunders, 50th Space Wing historian, authored a book, “Schriever Air Force Base: A History in Pictures,” a book he autographed and gifted to dozens for his coworkers and friends at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Thursday, April 20, 2017.
  • History Quiz – week of March 30

    This week’s question: This pilot had 8 MiG victories in the Korean War. In 1953 he was assigned to the 50th Fighter-Bomber Wing, 81st Fighter-Bomber Squadron, and played a primary role in moving the wing’s F-86 aircraft to Hahn AB, Germany. Later he led the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron in combat operations in Vietnam. He was shot down in his F-105D Thunderchief and spent seven years as a prisoner of war. He is one of only four airmen to receive multiple awards of the Air Force Cross.
  • History Quiz – week of Feb. 2

    Last week’s question and answer: On Jan. 30, 2017, the 50th Space Wing celebrated its 25th anniversary at Schriever Air Force Base. Previously, the wing inactivated at Hahn Air Base, Germany, on what date? The wing inactivated Sept. 30, 1991. It was redesignated from the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing to the 50th Space Wing Jan. 1, 1992, and activated

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