310th Space Wing officially activated

Dr. Ronald Sega, vice president for Applied Research with the Colorado State University Research Foundation, delivers the key-note address during the activation ceremony for Air Force Reserve Command's first-ever space wing April 4 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The 310th Space Wing was officially activated by Lt. Gen. John Bradley, chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command. Dr. Sega is a former under secretary of the Air Force, as well as a retired Maj. Gen. in the Air Force Reserve. 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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