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NEWS | May 19, 2021

SASC Strategic Forces chair tours key space equities

By Peterson-Schriever Garrison Public Affairs Office

U.S. Senator Angus S. King, Jr. (I-ME), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, visited with U.S. Space Command and U.S. Space Force leaders May 14 at the National Space Defense Center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. During the visit, King toured the NSDC ops floor to learn more about how operations conducted there support the combatant command’s protect-and-defend mission. PIctured, from left, are U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker, USSPACECOM command senior enlisted leader; U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Tom James, Joint Task Force-Space Defense commander; U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. John Shaw, USSPACECOM deputy commander; King; U.S. Space Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations; U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Chris Povak, JTF-SD deputy commander; and U.S. Space Force Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Simmons, JTF-SD CSEL.