FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2014
Army National Guard 1st Lt. Skye Robinson
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.
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