Airmen at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. are responsible for command and control of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite constellation. Credit: Air Force
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U.S. airmen simulate key turns of the Minuteman III during a test inside the launch control center at a missile alert facility in Nebraska. Credit: U.S. Air Force
Gen. John Hyten, leader of U.S. Strategic Command, speaks to reporters following a breakfast hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies June 20, 2017. Credit: Phillip Swarts/SpaceNews
Lt. Gen. David Buck, commander, 14th Air Force and Joint Functional Component Command for Space, answers questions from reporters in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 6, 2017 at the 33rd Space Symposium. Credit: Dave Grim/U.S. Air Force
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Gen. John Hyten, one of the Air Force's top space officers, took leadership of U.S. Strategic Command during a ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Nov. 3. Credit: Department of Defense