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For Missile Warning in Iraq, Thank the Space Force

Friday, February 28, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Rachel S. Cohen  |  February 27, 2020  |  Air Force Magazine


ORLANDO, Fla.—A top Space Force official here argued the case for why the new service needed to become a standalone organization, praising Airmen at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., for their role in warning U.S. troops overseas about the recent Iranian missile attack on an Iraqi air base.

“Those missiles flew for six minutes,” Space Force Vice Commander Lt. Gen. David Thompson said Feb. 27 at AFA’s Air Warfare Symposium. He recalled a conversation with a U.S. Central Command official who said: “If those Airmen on crew that night, specifically the warning officer at the warning station, if she had not done her job better than her training, … today we would be talking about dead Americans at [the al-Asad Air Base].” READ MORE...

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