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Thursday, November 8, 2012

30th Anniversary Milestone: AFSPC Space Warfare Center (SWC) activated at Falcon AFB, Colorado

11/8/2012 - Peterson AFB, Colo.  -- Air Force Space Command is celebrating its 30th Anniversary! Here is a significant milestone from the command's history ...

In the fall of 1992, an Air Force Blue Ribbon Panel on space recommended establishing a dedicated Space Warfare Center to exploit the capabilities of space-based assets. Combat operations during Operation Desert Storm relied on space support more than in any past conflict; however, an analysis of these operations revealed shortfalls in the Air Force's ability to leverage space capabilities. In order to better exploit space capabilities, the SWC was stood-up and officially dedicated on 1 Nov 1993. The SWC was redesignated as the SIDC on 1 March 2006.

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