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Air Force Space Command.

Commander: Gen. C. Robert Kehler

Headquarters: Peterson AFB, Colo.

Command Chief Master Sgt.: Chief Master Sgt. Richard T. Small

Web address:


Responsibilities **

Air Force Space Command provides the land-based intercontinental ballistic missile portion of the nation's strategic nuclear deterrent forces.

It places high-value satellites in space with a variety of expendable launch systems and operates them to provide space capabilities to support combatant commanders around the clock. It provides navigation, communications, ballistic missile warning and intelligence warfighting support.

AFSPC operates sensors that provide direct attack warning and assessments to U.S. Strategic Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command.

The command develops, acquires, fields and sustains the Air Force Satellite Control Network, Ballistic Missile Early Warning System, Defense Satellite Communications System, Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite, Defense Support Program, Global Positioning System, Milstar, Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite, Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System, PAVE Phased Array Warning System radar, Minuteman III, Delta II, Delta IV, Atlas V and is lead command for the UH-1N Huey helicopter.
Active duty 17,384
 Officers 4,856
 Enlisted 12,528
AFRC 1,298
ANG 845
Civilians 7,036

Total 26,563


14th Air Force, Air Forces Strategic-Space, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

* 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colo. (missile warning and space control)

* 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB, Calif. (space launch, space and ICBM test support)

* 45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla. (space launch and shuttle support)

* 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo. (satellite command and control)

* 460th Space Wing, Buckley AFB, Colo. (missile warning and global surveillance)

20th Air Force, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.

* 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo. (Minuteman III, UH-1N)

* 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB, N.D. (Minuteman III, UH-1N)

* 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Mont. (Minuteman III, UH-1N)

Space Innovation and Development Center, Schriever AFB, Colo. (testing, training and tactics development)

Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.

* Military Satellite Communication Systems Wing

* Global Positioning Systems Wing

* Space Based Infrared Systems Wing

* Launch and Range Systems Wing

* Space Superiority Systems Wing

* Space Development and Test Wing (Kirtland AFB, N.M.)

* 61st Air Base Wing (Los Angeles AFB, Calif.)

* 526th Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Systems Wing (Hill AFB, Utah)


** Projected for Fiscal Year 2009, the stand UP of Air Force Global Strike Command and 24th Air Force will lead to significant mission changes within AFSPC.
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Title Annotation:ORGANIZATIONS
Article Type:Agency overview
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 15, 2009
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