PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – Space Delta 3 – Space Electronic Warfare, held its change of command at 1 p.m. July 30 at Peterson Space Force Base.
During the ceremony, U.S. Space Force Col. Christopher Fernengel accepted command from USSF Col. John Thien, outgoing commander. Prior to taking command of Space Delta 3, Fernengel was the division chief for operational capability requirements for the U.S. Space Force Chief of Strategy and Requirements Office at the Pentagon.
The Space Delta 3 mission, part of the newly developed U.S. Space Force, is to conduct space electronic warfare. Space electronic warfare focuses on enabling and protecting the electromagnetic spectrum which allows space-based communications. Space Delta 3 includes both offensive and defensive space control operations. Offensive space control is intended to prevent an adversary’s hostile use of space capabilities, while defensive space control focuses on identifying and geolocating interference with U.S. capabilities.
Space Delta 3 is comprised of the 4th Space Control Squadron, 5th SPCS, 16th SPCS and 721st Operations Support Squadron, also located at Peterson Space Force Base, and has about 300 personnel among its ranks.
PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. — Peterson Space Force Base, Schriever SFB and Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station personnel will engage in an exercise event starting Monday, August 2 through Thursday, August 5.
The exercise is intended to ensure forces have and use the proper techniques, tactics and procedures as they protect the missions of the installations and the on-base communities.
Exercise scenarios will impact each base on different days. As a result, residents near the installations may hear simulated gunshots, loud booms and sirens or see smoke. Those travelling on and off the base may also experience temporary gate closures and possibly blocked segments of roads on the base.
Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities plan to remain open throughout the event.
The Peterson-Schriever Garrison, headquartered at Peterson SFB, enable U.S. Space Force and partner mission execution of eight functional space deltas and more than 80 mission partners across 22 world-wide locations through the provision of integrated USSF and U.S. Air Force Base Operating Support, Combat Service Support, and Garrison Support Agency services.