8/19/2012 - Peterson AFB, Colo. -- As Air Force Space Command approaches its 30th Anniversary on 1 Sep, here is a significant milestone from the command's history...
On 1 October 1995, the 137th Space Warning Squadron was activated in Greeley, Colo. This was the first assumption of a strategic warning mission by an Air National Guard unit, a significant milestone in integrating the Total Force into the space mission.
The 137th employs the Air Force's only strategic survivable, mobile ground system (MGS), designed to work with the Defense Support Program's early warning satellites.
Specifically, the 137th SWS provides survivable and endurable missile warning detection to the National Command Authority and has the ability to survive and operate through all phases of trans/post attack. In addition, the satellites supported by the MGS provide immediate, worldwide missile warning, space launch, and nuclear detonation detection.