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Old 05-12-2012, 01:37 AM   #577
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The 50th Space Wing (50 SW) is a wing of the United States Air Force under the major command of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). It was activated on 30 JANUARY 1992, replacing the 2d Space Wing, which was deactivated on the same date. The unit is the host wing at Schriever Air Force Base,Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their primary responsibility is to track and maintain the command and control, warning, navigational, and communications satellites for AFSPC.

50th Space Wing Insignia

The Gulf War from 1990 to 1992, was the first conflict where GPS was widely used.

GPS on smartphone cycling

In 1991, Operation Desert Storm provided emphasis for the command's new focus on support to the warfighter.

AFSPC describes its mission as being, "To provide an integrated constellation of space and cyberspace capabilities at the speed of need. AFSPC claims its activities make space reliable to United States warfighters (i.e. forces personnel) by assuring their access to space.

2d Space Wing

The 2d Space Wing was a wing of the United States Air Force. It activated on 8 July 1985 as the host wing at Falcon Air Force Station . The wing took operational control of the Air Force Satellite Control Network in October 1987.

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Soon after the patrol landed on Iraqi soil, Lane discovered that they had communication problems and could not receive messages on the patrol's radio. McNab later claimed that the patrol had been issued with incorrect radio frequencies, however a 2002 BBC report discovered that there was no error with the frequencies because the patrol's transmissions had been noted.

The British standard operating procedures (SOP) state that in the case of an emergency or no radio contact the patrol should return to their original infiltration point, and a helicopter would land briefly every 24 hours.

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