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14th Air Force Becomes Space Force’s Space Operations Command

By Vivienne Machi | January 6, 2020

President Trump signs the National Defense Authorization Act at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 20, 2019. This formally established Space Force. Photo: DoD

The 14th Air Force – previously the Air Force component to U.S. Strategic Command for space operations – last month was redesignated as the Space Operations Command (SPOC) under the nascent U.S. Space Force.

The SPOC will provide space capabilities including space domain awareness, space electronic warfare, satellite communications and missile warning for U.S. Space Command and other combatant commanders on behalf of the Air Force, the service said Dec. 30

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