18 SPCS re-designates to 18th Space Defense Squadron
U.S. Space Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lintker, 18th Space Defense Squadron commander, left, U.S. Space Force Lt. Col. Jonathan Smith, special assistance to the Space Delta 2 commander, right, and Tech. Sgt. Anthony Childers, 19 SDS orbital analyst, furl a flag during a ceremony at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Va., April 6, 2022, that saw the deactivation of the 18th Space Control Squadron Detachment One and the activation of the 19th Space Defense Squadron. The 19 SDS is responsible for providing continuous Space Domain Awareness (SDA) for government, civilian, and international users and to maintain continuous and transparent SDA to assure global freedom of action in space. The 19 SDS and the 18 SDS were officially activated April 13. (U.S. Navy photos by CSSN Mariana Gonzalez)

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U.S. Space Command Space Symposium 39 Video Opener
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U.S. Space Command opener video for Space Symposium 39.
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