|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 21 Sep 2011 06:33:30 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Onizuka Air Force Station (CA) transfers planned|
Former Onizuka Air Station ready for new challenges by Scott Johnston, Air Force Real Property Agency Air Force Print News Today September 20, 2011SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- For more than 50 years, Onizuka Air Force Station was a top secret member of the Air Force Satellite Control Network. The installation is now ready to take on new frontiers.
The "Blue Cube" building on Onizuka AFS played a critical role in our nation's security and protection since 1960. The station started off conducting operations on the nation's first imagery satellite, the Corona spacecraft.
Following the success of the Corona mission, the installation became part of the Air Force Satellite Control Network, which provided the world's only global antenna network for command and control for military, intelligence and civil spacecraft constellations.
In 2005, Onizuka AFS was selected for closure by the Base Closure and Realignment Commission, with the recommendation to move operations to Vandenberg Air Force Base consolidating satellite command and control operations while reducing excess infrastructure. The goal of the BRAC's decision was to generate a more efficient use of Air Force resources and savings to the American taxpayer.
... For the entire release, see http://www.safie.hq.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123272772 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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