FOR RELEASE: Saturday Jan. 22, 2022
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Six Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers from Army Space Support Team 16, 117th Space Support Battalion, deploying to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility were honored at a departure ceremony at 3:00 p.m. Jan. 21, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The team of six Soldiers will replace ARSST 22, also of 117th, to continue to carry on their mission to maximize space-based capabilities of U.S. and Allied operations in support of Operation Spartan Shield.
"I am humbled at the opportunity to lead such a fine group of Soldiers,” U.S. Army Maj. Eric Carlton, ARSST 16 Team Leader, said. “My team and I are trained, ready, and looking forward to carrying on the tradition of excellence established by previous Army Space Support Teams fulfilling this mission."
The 117th is aligned with the 100th Missile Defense Brigade and is based out of Colorado Springs.