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Check Six – 2004: Eagle Vision

February 25, 2022

From the National Museum of the United States Air Force website

Eagle Vision was the world’s first mobile satellite imagery collection system. US Air Force Airmen used it to collect and distribute unclassified commercial satellite images for military use and civilian disaster relief. For nearly three decades, it aided US and coalition forces and helped emergency responders handle natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes.

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The then 293rd Combat Communications Squadron was one of the five Total Air Force units equipped with a Eagle Vision system. The dedication for this equipment was held on November 4, 2004. Since then, this equipment and support personnel have deployed to many worldwide locations to support military and disaster relief missions.

Earlier Retiree News Eagle Vision post: 
Eagle Vision exchange ‘focuses’ on U.S., Philippines military-to-military relationship

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