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AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND (USAF)

Posted 7/24/2008 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage. Established as Space Command, and activated, on 1 Sep 1982. Redesignated Air Force Space Command on 15 Nov 1985.
Assignments. United States Air Force, 1 Sep 1982-. 

Major Components. Divisions. Space Communications: 1 Oct 1990-1 Oct 1991. 9 Space: 1 Oct 1990-1 Oct 1991.
Air Forces. Fourteenth Air Force, 1 Jul 1993-. Twentieth Air Force, 1 Jul 1993-.
Centers. Aerospace Defense, 1 Sep 1982-1 Oct 1986. Space and Missile Systems, 1 Oct 2001-. USAF Space Warfare (later, Space Warfare; Space Innovation & Development): 1 Nov 1993-. Western Space and Missile (later, 30 Space Wing): 1 Oct 1991-20 Sep 1993.
Wings. 1 Space: 1 Jan 1983-15 May 1992. 2 Space: 8 Jul 1985-30 Jan 1982. 3 Space Support: 15 Oct 1986-15 May 1992. 21 Space: 15 May 1992-20 Sep 1993. 30 Space: See Western Space and Missile Center above. 45 Space: See Air Force Eastern Test Range. 50 Space: 30 Jan 1992-20 Sep 1993.
Groups. Cheyenne Mountain Support, 1 Sep 1982-7 Nov 1986. 73 Space Surveillance: 1 Mar 1989-1 Jun 1991.
Range. Air Force Eastern Test (later, 45 Space Wing): 1 Oct 1991-20 Sep 1993. 

Stations. Peterson AFB, CO, 1 Sep 1982-. 

Commanders. Gen James V. Hartinger, 1 Sep 1982; Gen Robert T. Herres, 30 Jul 1984; Maj Gen Maurice C. Padden, 1 Oct 1986; Lt Gen Donald J. Kutyna, 29 Oct 1987; Lt Gen Thomas S. Moorman Jr., 29 Mar 1990; Gen Donald J. Kutyna, 23 Mar 1992; Gen Charles A. Horner, 30 Jun 1992; Gen Joseph W. Ashy, 13 Sep 1994; Gen Howell M. Estes III, 26 Aug 1996; Gen Richard B. Myers, 14 Aug 1998; Gen Ralph E. Eberhart, 22 Feb 2000; Gen Lance W. Lord, 19 Apr 2002; Lt Gen Frank G. Klotz (acting), 1 Apr 2006; Gen Kevin P. Chilton, 26 Jun 2006-. 

Operations. An increasing number of unmanned military satellite projects reached maturity in the 1970s and 1980s. To manage these complex projects, some of which made possible verification of the arms control and nuclear test ban treaties, HQ USAF established an operational space command in 1982. The new command assumed responsibility for space related functions. On July 1, 1993, Air Force Space Command assumed command and control over the intercontinental ballistic missiles formerly assigned to the Air Combat Command. The Air Force Space Command serves as the USAF component of the United States Space Command and also of the United States Strategic Command. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. None. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None

Decorations. Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards: 1 Jun 1985-31 May 1987; 1 Jun 1987-31 May 1989; 1 Jun 1994-31 May 1996; 1 Nov 1996-31 Oct 1998; 1 Nov 1998-31 Oct 2000; 1 Nov 2000-31 Oct 2002. 

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 15 Sep 2006. 

Commanders and Operations through Sep 2006. 

Emblem. Approved on 28 Jul 1982.

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.







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