Air Force Preparing for Future Space Fights

Air Force Preparing for Future Space Fights
U.S. Air Force photo by SrA William Tracy

SCHRIEVER AFB, Colo.—More than 1,600 miles separates the 2nd Space Operations Squadron's GPS team from the military space debates churning in Washington.

They don't get the final say over what happens next for Air Force Space Command's warfighters. What they can control is how they prepare.

GPS is just one of the missions run out of this base in the rolling hills near the Rocky Mountains, which also oversees operations for a range of communications satellites, surveillance, and weather systems, as well as the X-37B experimental space plane.

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