National Space Defense Center transitions to 24/7 operations

U.S. Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond (right), commander of Air Force Space Command, welcomes Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan (left) to Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Feb. 5, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dave Grim) 

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Less than a year after changing the name of the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center to the National Space Defense Center, the NSDC transitioned to 24/7 operations on January 8, marking a significant step for the expanding, interagency team focused on protecting and defending the nation's critical space assets.

Credit: Capt Sarah Burnett / 171012-F-WA228-2208.JPG 

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brig. Gen. Trent Edwards, Air Force Space Command director of programming, financial management and comptroller, hosted the inaugural Air Force Space Command Comptroller Summit here, Oct. 12, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dave Grim) 

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Credit: The U.S. Army / Published on Nov 27, 2017

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Credit: Photo of SBIRS courtesy of Lockheed

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United States Air Force Space Command! The Future is now!

A great video on the United States Air Force Space Command. The part of the AF responsible for all things that deal with defense of our interest in space and around the globe. We are moving! Come join us!!