Gen. John Raymond, Commander, Air Force Space Command testifies with Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces (U.S. Air Force photo)
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SOUTHWEST ASIA -- The Combined Air Operations Center at a forward-deployed location is the "nerve center" for aerial missions for operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.  CAOC officials also control humanitarian-relief missions in the Horn of Africa.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Demetrius Lester)
An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (U.S. Air Force photo)
Most of the Army's advanced weapons, including missile defenses, depend on space systems (Army photo)
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Satellite refueling (SSL)
The U.S. Air Force's  upcoming fifth and sixth satellites in its missile warning constellation will have a new satellite bus, Lockheed Martin's A2100. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
DARPA's director of tactical technology Fred Kennedy speaks at a meeting of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. (SpaceNews)
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Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Alabama), chairman of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, is an advocate of the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which would create a Space Corps within the Air Force analogous to the Marine Corps within the Department of the Navy. Credit: C-SPAN
Airmen practice tactical operations during a Predator simulator mission (Air Force)
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GovSat-1 will be a multi-mission satellite that will use X-band and military Ka-band frequencies on high-power and fully steerable mission beams to support multiple operations. Credit: SES

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