Posted: Jul 30, 2010 12:53 PM by Ariel Wesler
Updated: Jul 30, 2010 1:12 PM
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning at Vandenberg Air Force Base to dedicate the Ellison Onizuka Satellite Operations Facility, which will be home to the 21st Space Operations Squadron.
The new building will house staff from the Onizuka Air Force Station in Sunnyvale, California, which officially closed Wednesday as part of a national base realignment and consolidation plan. Two military and 23 civilian positions have been transferred from old unit.
The new center continues the legacy of Col. Ellison Onizuka, an Air Force astronaut who was on board the Challenger when it exploded shortly after lift-off on Jan. 28, 1986.
The mission of the 21st Space Operations Squadron is to plan and conduct specialized communications for a wide range of Department of Defense, allied, civil, and national space systems.
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