Country: United States Region: Colorado
Latitude: 39° 42' 46" N Longitude: -105° 13' 58" E
Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE
Colorado state AIr National Guard http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/ColoAirNationalGuardBadge.png is comprised of:
- Hq at Centennial
- 140 WIng http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/140th_Wing.pn under AIr Combat Cmd located gat Buckley airbase (Aurora) at grid 39°42'46"N 104°46'0"W
-- 140 Ops Grp with 120 Fighter Sq flying F-16D Falcon in mutirole version (offensive an defensive counter-air (OCA/DCA), OCA interdiction, close air support (CAS), and combat search and rescue (CSAR)
-- 200 Airlift Sq flying C-21A Learjet providing secure priority airlift for military and civilian leaders
-- 140 Mission Support; Maintenance and Medical Groups
- 233rd Space Group http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/137th_Space_Warning_Squadron.PNG Former 137th Space Warning Sq at Greeley ANG station at grid 40°25'24"N 104°38'26.78"W. Tasking: providing immediate, worldwide missile warning, space launch and detection in the event of an attack against the USA. 223rd is under AF Space Command operating the strategic Mobile Ground System (MGS).
What's the MGS?
An automated system receiving early warning data from orbiting Defense Support Program (DSP) satelltes. These EMP protected satellites contain sensors detecting for ICBM launches and nuclear detonations. This system provides endurable missile warning detection and has the ability to survive and operate through all phases of conventional or nuclear attack.
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