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    Colorado Honors AFSPC 35th Anniversary



    Story by Michael Pierson 

    Air Force Space Command Public Affairs

    DENVER – The Colorado Legislature honored the 35th Anniversary of Air Force Space command by approving a Joint Resolution during the annual Colorado Military and Veterans Appreciation Day at the Capital here Jan. 27. Jointly sponsored by Colorado State Representatives Terri Carver and Mike Weissman and State Senators Kent Lambert and Rhonda Fields, the resolution honored each of the major Colorado-based AFSPC units.

    Air Force Space Command was officially established as an Air Force Major Command with Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Sep. 1, 1982. Initially known as “Space Command,” AFSPC combined space operations into one command which had been overseen by Strategic Air Command and Air Force Systems Command. The command oversaw Intercontinental Ballistic Missile operations from 1993 until 2009 when the ICBM force transferred to the new Air Force Global Strike Command. In 2009, AFSPC acquired control over Air Force cyberspace operations.

    Today, the command’s roughly 38,000 people conduct space and cyberspace operations from 134 locations across the globe in support of military operations. The command operates the Global Positioning System (GPS) as well as military satellite communications, weather, missile warning and missile defense satellites, space- and ground-based space surveillance systems, space situational awareness and a suite of cyberspace weapon systems.

    Read the resolution at



    Date Taken: 01.30.2017
    Date Posted: 01.31.2017 15:22
    Story ID: 222023
    Location: DENVER, CO, US 

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