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Famous Veterans: Gregg Popovich

February 25, 2017

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gregg-popovichGregg Popovich served in the Air Force for five years before becoming the head basketball coach for the San Antonio Spurs, and you might be surprised to learn that his five hears in the military did a great job setting him up for this role.

Popovich majored in Soviet Studies at the Air Force Academy, and his first assignment put him with the 6594th Support Group in Sunnyvale, California. In those early years of service, he operated spy satellites monitoring Soviet missile launches under the top-secret Air Force Satellite Control Facility, under command of the Space and Missile Systems Organization.

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