NEWS | May 20, 2021

Colorado Air National Guard breaks ground on Space facility

By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs

FOR RELEASE: Thursday, May 20, 2021

CONTACT: Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer, John.Rohrer@us.af.mil

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The 138th Space Control Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard will host a groundbreaking ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, May 25, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

This facility is the newest Space Force missioned building since the Space Force was established. This facility represents the crossroads of the Colorado Air National Guard, the United States Air Force and the United States Space Force.

The 138th Space Control Squadron is one of the only deployable Space units in the Air and Space Forces and is equipped to provide combatant commanders with advanced electronic space effects.

The 138th Space Control Building will be the foundation of Colorado’s offensive space control capability. This building, which has been in planning and development for years, will incorporate maintenance, planning and training of advanced Colorado space operators. 

The 138th is among the youngest units in the Colorado Air National Guard, falling under the 233rd Space Group, 140th Wing. The unit received federal recognition May 8, 2019.