21st Operations Group [21st OG]
The 21st Operations Group provides overall management and guidance to 21 geographically separated units assigned to the wing, which provide attack warning and space control. Responsibilities include establishment of operational requirements and managing the training, standardization and evaluation programs. This includes conducting command-directed evaluations and staff assistance visits. Additionally, the 21st OG develops and maintains operational procedures and regulations for field units.
The mission of the 21st OG is to allow for America freedom of action in space.
The 21st OG funnels Defense Support Program satellite information to forward users, and the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station missile warning. The group is also the focal point for the Air Force's transition from DSP to the new Space-Based Infrared Satellite system.
The 21st Operations Support Squadron, standardization and evaluation, space warning squadrons, space control squadron and space surveillance squadrons are assigned to the 21st Operations Group.
The 21st Operations Group:
- Provides space-based missile warning data;
- Provides space communication data processing and relay;
- Serves as the Air Force's focal point for the transition to the Space-Based Infrared Satellite systems; and
- Explores capabilities to achieve space superiority in support of theater campaigns.
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