AFRC's first-ever space wing

Col. Jeff Ansted, newly installed commander of the Air Force Reserve's 310th Space Wing, unfurls the wing's colors during an activation ceremony April 4 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Lt. Gen. John Bradley, left, chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, officially stood up the AFRC's first-ever space wing. The 310th provides its gaining major command, Air Force Space Command, with experienced people in seven space squadrons to man space-based systems including Defense Meteorological satellites for weather observation, Midcourse Space Experiment satellite to conduct space surveillance, the Space-Based Infrared System for early missile warning and Global Positioning System satellites used for navigation. The wing also includes a test squadron, several base support squadrons, medical staff and the Reserve National Security Space Institute. In all, ten squadrons, five stand-alone flights and the institute report to the 310th SW. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Amber K. Whittington)

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