Report from Headquarters

Tickets Still Available for Sept. 14 AFSPC Event

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Individual tickets are still available for The Space Foundation Presents a 30th Anniversary Salute to Air Force Space Command, which will celebrate the history and contributions of the Air Force Space Command and its 30-year heritage in the Pikes Peak community. Tables sold out in early August for the Sept. 14 event at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Event Features Chilton, Shelton, Awards and Entertainment

The event will feature a reception, dinner, awards presentations and remarks by former Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Commander Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, USAF, Ret., who will be introduced by current AFSPC Commander Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF. Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham will serve as master of ceremonies.

The attire is business for civilian attendees and service dress for military attendees

Three major awards, all of which have historically been presented during other local events, will be presented during the gathering:

  • The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Rocky Mountain Chapter’s General James V. Hartinger Award
  • Air Force Association (AFA) Lance P. Sijan Chapter’s General Jerome F. O’Malley Distinguished Space Leadership Award
  • Winners of the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Award
Blue Steel, the United States Air Force Academy band, will provide entertainment. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and dinner is at 7:00 p.m. 

All Guests to Receive Commemorative Poster, Courtesy of Northrop Grumman

Attendees will each receive a commemorative Air Force Space Command 30th Anniversary poster, created for AFSPC by artist Richard Green (you may know him from his spectacular National Space Symposium posters) and printed by the Space Foundation with funding from Platinum Corporate Member Northrop Grumman.

Individual Ticket Prices Tiered by Rank

Registration rates for active military are tiered by rank to allow for a larger number of attendees; the costs are being underwritten by table sales.

E1 – E4 – Cadets – GS Equivalent (Active) $25
E5 – E6 – GS Equivalent (Active) $35
E7-E9 – 01 GS Equivalent (Active) $50
02-03 – GS Equivalent (Active) $55
04-05 – GS Equivalent (Active) $65
06 & Above – GS Equivalent (Active) $75
All Others (Civilians and Retired Military) $110

Click here to register onlineSee more program details here

This article is part of Space Watch: September 2012 (Volume: 11, Issue: 9).