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NEWS | June 23, 2022

Air National Guard states with critical U.S. space capabilities host media round table about budget to establish Space National Guard

By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs,

FOR RELEASE: June 23, 2022

CONTACT: Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, 720-250-1053, ng.co.coarng.list.militarysupport@army.mil

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Air National Guard states providing critical U.S. space capabilities will host a news media round table about the budget to realign existing ANG space operations with the U.S. Space Force, June 24, 2022, at 1 p.m. Mountain Time, via an online platform.

ANG Citizen-Airmen from Colorado, Hawaii, New York, and Ohio will be available to talk about ANG space missions essential to national security.

“Our communities, states, and nation stand to lose critical U.S. space capabilities if a Space National Guard is not created,” The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Laura Clellan said.  “The cost to realign our people and units is much lower than the cost of not doing so.”

While the U.S. Space Force has been established, no reserve component exists for this new Service.

More than 1,000 ANG Citizen-Airmen based in 7 states, and one territory, who perform or support critical space missions every day, remain unaligned with their natural Active Component mission partner, the USSF.

Integrating ANG space units will align efforts under one Service, reduce bureaucracy, enable common space warfighter culture, and can be accomplished through the transfer of existing ANG resources.

ANG space units defend our nation on behalf of combatant commanders across various mission areas:  missile warning; space domain awareness; satellite command and control; military satellite communications; space electromagnetic warfare operations; space test and training; analysis of space intelligence.