Space wing "stands up"

Citizen Airmen from Air Force Reserve Command's first-ever space wing stand at parade rest before the 310th Space Wing's activation ceremony April 4 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. 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. (US Air Force Photo/Amber K. Whittington)

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