Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. –
The Combined Force Space Component Command hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 2 in front of its new headquarters building. Following a presentation of a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Wendy Motta, a representative for Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), Maj. Gen. Gen. DeAnna Burt, CFSCC commander, spoke of the benefits of having this central location for space operations.
Prior to the opening of this building, CFSCC headquarters and the Combined Space Operations Center were working out of three separate buildings to accomplish their mission of coordinating command and control of space effects to joint forces and allied partners.
Burt said the organizations were finally able to conduct space operations with joint, coalition and commercial agencies in a central, state-of-the-art location.
“The refurbishment of this facility was not a small feat," Burt said. "From concept to operational capability it, took approximately seven years and it was truly a team effort to make this happen across Space Delta 5, Space Launch Delta 30, Combined Force Space Component Command, Headquarters Space Operations Command and United States Space Force staff.”
CFSCC's mission is to plan, integrate, conduct and assess global space operations in order to deliver combat-relevant space capabilities to combatant command commanders, coalition partners, the Joint Force and the nation. It plans and executes space operations thorugh four distinct and geographically dispersed operations centers: CSpOC at Vandenberg; Missile warning Center at Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station, Colorado; Joint overhead Persistent Infrared PLanning Center at Buckley Space Force Base, Coloradop; and Joint Navigation Warfare Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.