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Brazilian Air Force visits Vandenberg

Safety and Resiliency

Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Jose Vital, Vice President – Commission of Coordination and Implementation of Space Systems, and Col. Curtis Hernandez, 30th Operations Group commander pose for a photo in the Western Range Operations Control Center, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 18, 2018. During the visit Brazilian space officials also received tours of Space Launch Complex-4, the Combined Space Operations Center, and mission briefings from the Joint Force Space Component Command, CSpOC, and 18th Space Control Squadron. The tours, briefings and subsequent discussions highlighted a range of topics, to include tactical and national security objectives in space, Space Surveillance Network operations, Space Situational Awareness data sharing, conjunction notifications, exercises and future space security cooperation between the U.S. and Brazil. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Clayton Wear/Released)

Safety and Resiliency

Col. Scott Brodeur, Director, Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC), discusses space operations and capabilities with Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Jose Vital, Vice President – Commission of Coordination and Implementation of Space Systems, during a tour of the CSpOC at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., Dec. 18, 2018. During the visit Brazilian space officials also received tours of Space Launch Complex-4, the Western Range Operations Control Center, and mission briefings from the Joint Force Space Component Command, CSpOC, and 18th Space Control Squadron. The tours, briefings and subsequent discussions highlighted a range of topics, to include tactical and national security objectives in space, Space Surveillance Network operations, Space Situational Awareness data sharing, conjunction notifications, exercises and future space security cooperation between the U.S. and Brazil. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Cody Chiles/Released)

Safety and Resiliency

Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Jose Vital, Vice President – Commission of Coordination and Implementation of Space Systems, receives a briefing about space launches from 30th Space Wing personnel during a tour of the Western Range Operations Control Center at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., Dec. 18, 2018. During the visit Brazilian space officials also received tours of Space Launch Complex-4, the Combined Space Operations Center, and mission briefings from the Joint Force Space Component Command, CSpOC, and 18th Space Control Squadron. The tours, briefings and subsequent discussions highlighted a range of topics, to include tactical and national security objectives in space, Space Surveillance Network operations, Space Situational Awareness data sharing, conjunction notifications, exercises and future space security cooperation between the U.S. and Brazil. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Clayton Wear/Released)

Safety and Resiliency

Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Jose Vital, Vice President – Commission of Coordination and Implementation of Space Systems, discusses space object tracking with Lt. Col. Mia Walsh, Commander, 18th Space Control Squadron (18SPCS), and 18SPCS personnel during a tour of the Combined Space Operations Center at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., Dec. 18, 2018. During the visit Brazilian space officials also received tours of Space Launch Complex-4, the Western Range Operations Control Center, and mission briefings from the Joint Force Space Component Command, CSpOC, and 18th Space Control Squadron. The tours, briefings and subsequent discussions highlighted a range of topics, to include tactical and national security objectives in space, Space Surveillance Network operations, Space Situational Awareness data sharing, conjunction notifications, exercises and future space security cooperation between the U.S. and Brazil. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Cody Chiles/Released)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --