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Air Force Space Command news service (April 27, 2005): space, Air Warfare Centers integrate capabilities.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The Air Force is integrating some forces to better manage air, space, and information operations combat capabilities to support missions worldwide, Air Force officials announced April 26.

Elements of Air Force Space Command's Space Warfare Center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., will integrate with the Air Warfare Center at Nellis AFB, Nev., to become the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center. Air Force officials also are looking at what information warfare capabilities might fit into the integration. Located at Nellis, the new center will fall under Air Combat Command's control.

Details of the transformation will be coordinated by officials from both commands who said they hope the integration will be completed by Oct. 1. No physical movement of units or closing down of facilities is currently planned.

"Integrating elements of the [centers] consolidates key Air Force warfighting assets into one organization, which will create a warfighting synergy that increases combat effectiveness and peacetime efficiencies," said Gen. Lance W. Lord, AFSPC commander. "This integration will better meet operational requirements for air, space, and information operations, ensuring the Air Force continues to provide quality stewardship for America's warfighting assets."

As the consolidation progresses, there will be no interruption to air, space, and information operations support to the joint warfighter, General Lord said.

"This integration is another step we're taking to ensure the Air Force has the right mix of air, space, and (information operations) capabilities for training and supporting our combat forces," said Lt. Gen. William M. Fraser III, ACC vice commander. "Doing this now will make us even more ready to meet current and future challenges."

Lt. Gen. W. M. Fraser III, USAF
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Title Annotation:In the News
Author:Fraser, W.M., III
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Date:Sep 1, 2005
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