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Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

 

It can sometimes be hard for commanders to get a full picture of the battlefield, whether that’s on the ground in Syria or in the forests of Colorado. The “Space Cowboys” of the Colorado Army National Guard’s 117th Space Battalion aim to solve that problem.

JUST THE FACTS

-The 117th Space Battalion is the only unit of its kind in the National Guard.

-Its 12 space support teams work with commercial and classified space-based assets to support command requirements.

-The 117th has the highest concentration of space support teams anywhere in the Army.

-Army Space Support Teams are made up of six Soldiers — two officers and four enlisted — each with unique skills. The teams deploy around the world to enhance intelligence and operations planning abilities. Read more

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Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view