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News | April 12, 2023

COLAF Gen. Córdoba visits Vandenberg

By Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman Combined Space Component Command Public Affairs

(From left to right) British Army Brigadier Paul Tedman, deputy director of U.S. Space Command’s strategy, plans, and policy directorate, Gen. Luis Carlos Córdoba Avendaño, Colombian Air Force (COLAF) commander, U.S. Space Force Maj. Gen. Douglas A. Schiess, Combined Force Space Component Command commander, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Sean Choquette, Air Force South Command vice commander, stand together for a group photo at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., April 10, 2023. Córdoba led a delegation of industry and academia representatives to witness the launch of COLAF's second nanosatellite in partnership with EXOLAUNCH and SpaceX. The visit also included an in-depth pad tour of SpaceX's Space Launch Complex-4 and a sit-down meeting with Schiess to discuss on-going space cooperation efforts. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)