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Hawaii Air Guard adding new space control squadron

November 5, 2019

From the Honolulu Star Advertiser website

The Barking Sands Pacific Missile Range Facility is shown in an illustration that the institution shared on its Facebook page. Navy illustration via PMRF on Facebook.

The Hawaii Air National Guard is expected to take on a new space mission with the Air Force announcing that the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai is the preferred location for a Pacific-based space control squadron, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz’s office said today.

The Air Force “will create a new, highly technical squadron to monitor U.S. satellites in support of the national security space mission, ensuring that the military and other national security agencies have access to satellite communication, intelligence, and key information,” according to the Hawaii lawmaker’s office.

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