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  • 18th Space Control Squadron recognized for innovation

    The 18th Space Control Squadron, Combat Development Division, recently won the 2021 Colonel Bradford W. Parkinson Innovation Team Award at the Space Operations Command level. Following the Nov. 3 award announcement, the team will now compete for recognition at the U.S. Space Force level. The Col. Bradford W. Parkinson Innovation Award is a Department of the Air Force level award that recognizes an individual or team who demonstrates innovation to improve efficiency, operational readiness and replication of the innovation across the Space Force enterprise.
  • UK Space Command operations commander visits CFSCC

    Royal Air Force Air Commodore Mark Flewin (left), commander of both the UK Space Command’s Operations, Plans and Training, as well as UK Joint Force Space Component, stands in front of the Combined Force Space Component Command headquarters building with Brig. Gen. Michael Conley, CFSCC deputy commander (center), and Royal Air Force Group Capt. Darren Whiteley (right), the Combined Space Operations Center deputy director, Nov. 18, 2021, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. During his visit, Flewin met with CFSCC leadership and UK personnel based here, and learned about the CFSCC and 18th Space Control Squadron core mission sets. Flewin also toured the CSpOC operations floor, where he saw first-hand how the U.S. and allied partners coordinate, plan, integrate, synchronize, and execute space operations.
  • CFSCC commander delivers Veterans Day and Remembrance Day address

    The Combined Force Space Component Command commander Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt gave the keynote speech and joined fellow veterans, coalition members, and other community spectators at Pine Grove Cemetery to honor all who have served their country in war or peace on Nov. 11, 2021. In recognition of a shared history and close partnerships with allies, the ceremony also incorporated universal traditions of remembrance.
  • USSF Major General Burt visits Korean peninsula

    U.S. Space Force Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, Combined Force Space Component Command commander and Space Operations Command vice commander, visited the Republic of Korea Oct. 16 to 22, and helped to further strengthen the ironclad U.S. and ROK alliance. During her visit, she promoted the importance of strong international partnerships and joining
  • CSpOC offers opportunity for deeper understanding of allied partners

    With more than 15 exchange and liaison officers assigned to various units across Vandenberg SFB, there is a good chance that U.S. military and civilians here will have the opportunity to interact with and work side-by-side with them at some point. To help introduce the international officers to a greater number of people here and increase understanding of what they do as part of the space enterprise, the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) held a “Coalition All Call” on base Oct. 15.
  • Learning to be a Guardian while a “casual lieutenant”

    When you think of a “casual lieutenant” you probably don’t think of writing strategic messages that are distributed to thousands of people, drafting talking points for a general officer, or coordinating and narrating a two star “All Call” with 300 personnel attending. However, that is exactly what I have done, and more, in my first 2 months in the Space Force. In anticipation of my Officer Undergraduate Space Training date, I was lucky enough to be selected to work on the commander’s action group for Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, the Commander of the Combined Force Space Component Command, and it has been a priceless experience in my development as a Guardian.
  • Cal Poly professors visit Vandenberg

    Combined Force Space Component Command commander Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt (center) stands with professors from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, aerospace engineering department in front of the CFSCC headquarters building at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Aug. 30, 2021. The Cal Poly representatives, all of whom are
  • CFSCC hosts first Commercial Integration Cell Summit

    Combined Force Space Component Command commander Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt (front center) stands with attendees of the first Commercial Integration Cell (CIC) Summit held at a commercial facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Aug. 20, 2021. This first-ever summit of more than 45 attendees was an expanded version of a bi-annual meeting that normally
  • UK Director of Space visits CFSCC

    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.
  • CFSCC Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Headquarters and Space Operations Center Building

    The Combined Force Space Component Command hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of its new headquarters building on Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Aug. 2, 2021.  Following a presentation of a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Wendy Motta, a representative for Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), CFSCC commander
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