Home
Command
Media
Jobs
News
Public
Heritage
Contact
FAQ
Family Programs
Departure ceremony to be held for Army Space Support Team 24 
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs  
Deployment Photo 
Sgt. Brian Corsi spends a moment with his daughter at the departure ceremony for Army Space Support Team 23, 117th Space Battalion, at the Colorado National Guard State Headquarters June 25.  ARSST-23 is deploying for approximately one year and will provide space-based products and support to units serving in the Southwest Asia area of operations.  An ARSST supports the war fighters by monitoring and providing accurate, timely, and actionable terrestrial and space weather data. They also provide satellite imagery; surveillance; reconnaissance; early warning of missile threats; GPS monitoring and accuracy reporting; and monitoring and reporting of counter-improvised explosive device programs – all of which contribute to situational awareness of the battlefield. (Photo by U.S. Army National Guard 1st Lt. Skye Robinson/Released)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2014

CONTACT: 
Army National Guard 1st Lt. Skye Robinson
720-250-1053

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (2/28/14) – The Colorado National Guard will send off six members of Army Space Support Team 24 for a deployment with a departure ceremony Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m. in the 100th Missile Defense Brigade headquarters, 1670 N. Newport Rd., Colorado Springs, Colo., 80916.

ARSST-24 will provide space-based products and support to units serving in the Southwest Asia area of operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This deployment will span approximately one year.

An ARSST team consists of six Soldiers capable of providing spaced-based products used in theater operations. Soldiers support the war fighters by monitoring and providing accurate, timely and actionable terrestrial and space weather data. They also provide satellite imagery, surveillance, reconnaissance, early warning of missile threats, GPS monitoring and accuracy reporting, monitoring and reporting of counter-improvised explosive device programs – all of which contribute to situational awareness of the battlefield.

The unit completed several weeks of theater-specific, pre-mobilization training in preparation for this deployment. 

The 117th Space Battalion, the only Army National Guard Space Battalion, falls under Army 1st Space Brigade for training, readiness and oversight. 

FOR ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: Media wishing to attend the ceremony should arrive 15 minutes early.

-30-

http://co.ng.mil | co.ng.mil/Facebook | co.ng.mil/Twitter | co.ng.mil/YouTube | co.ng.mil/Flickr

2/28/2014