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UK Director of Space visits CFSCC

UK Director of Space visits CFSCC

Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt (third from left), commander of the Combined Force Space Component Command, stands with Royal Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Harvey Smyth (second from left), the space director for the U.K. Ministry of Defence, and Royal Air Force Group Captain Andy Hindley (third from right), Deputy Head Space Operations, U.K. Space Command, in front of the CFSCCC headquarters building at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., on Aug 17, 2021. During the visit to CFSCC, Smyth and his team received briefings on and toured the new CFSCC headquarters building, the Combined Space Operations Center and the 18th Space Control Squadron. Smyth’s visit highlights the strong partnership the United Kingdom and the United States share in the space domain. Also pictured are: Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant Becky Williams (far left), U.K. Space Command Portfolio Office; Royal Air Force Group Captain Darren Whiteley (second from right), CSpOC deputy director; and Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Neal Henley (far right), the U.K. Space Command liaison officer to CFSCC. (U.S. Space Force photo by Lt. Col. Mae-Li Allison)

UK Director of Space visits CFSCC

Royal Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Harvey Smyth (front left), the space director for the U.K. Ministry of Defence, stands next to Royal Air Force Group Captain Andy Hindley (front right), Deputy Head Space Operations, U.K. Space Command, after awarding space operations badges to seven Royal Air Force members and one former U.S. exchange officer to the U.K., at Vandenberg Space Force Base on Aug. 17, 2021. The space operations badge signifies that the wearer has received the required training and is proficient at his or her duties in the space operations field. (U.S. Space Force photo by Lt. Col. Mae-Li Allison)

UK Director of Space visits CFSCC

Royal Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Harvey Smyth, the space director for the U.K. Ministry of Defence, congratulates Royal Air Force Cpl. Mitchell Astbury, an orbital analyst in the 18th Space Control Squadron, after presenting him with his space operations badge at Vandenberg Space Force Base on Aug. 17, 2021. Astbury joins six others from Vandenberg who have received this new badge. (U.S. Space Force photo by Lt. Col. Mae-Li Allison)

UK Director of Space visits CFSCC

Royal Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Harvey Smyth, the space director for the U.K. Ministry of Defence, congratulates U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Andrew Peterson of U.S. Central Command, after presenting him with his space operations badge at Vandenberg Space Force Base on Aug. 17, 2021. Peterson is a former U.S. exchange officer within the U.K. Space Headquarters Staff who was recognized for his outstanding support helping to establish U.K. Space Command. (U.S. Space Force photo by Lt. Col. Mae-Li Allison)

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Royal Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Harvey Smyth, the space director for the U.K. Ministry of Defence, and his team visited the Combined Force Space Component Command on Aug. 17, 2021, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. During the visit to CFSCC, Smyth and his team received briefings on and toured the new CFSCC headquarters building, the Combined Space Operations Center and the 18th Space Control Squadron. Smyth’s visit highlights the strong partnership the United Kingdom and the United States share in the space domain.