CSO visits 6th Space Warning Squadron

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  • By By: Airman 1st Class Joshua Hollis
  • Buckley Space Force Base Public Affairs

Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman visited Guardians and Airmen at the 6th Space Warning Squadron at Cape Cod Space Force Station, Massachusetts, April 26, 2024. Saltzman’s visit highlighted the incredible work Guardians accomplish at Cape Cod SFS by providing early detection of missile threats that enable timely responses in the face of evolving security challenges around the world.

6 SWS is one of twelve geographically separated units of Space Delta 4. Saltzman engaged with Guardians and Airmen to observe first-hand how the Space Force Generation Model, or SPAFORGEN, is being implemented. He also saw how the squadron is working to field combat-ready forces in preparation for potential future threats.

“The missile warning mission is one of the Space Force’s no fail missions. It’s critical to integrated deterrence, which is a key element of our national defense strategy,” said Saltzman. “Without the Guardians of Delta 4, we would not be able to assure that our adversaries cannot attack the homeland.”

During the visit, Saltzman was briefed on various capabilities 6 SWS provides the nation, such as the Missile Warning Operations Center and Ground-Based Radar intelligence. He also learned about a robotic dog used for installation security.

“Knowing that my work directly contributes to safeguarding the lives and interests of fellow citizens gives me a strong sense of purpose and fulfillment. I feel a deep sense of duty and responsibility to use my skills and training to protect my country and its allies from potential threats,” said Spc. 3, Leona Claus, crew chief.

Cape Cod SFS personnel successfully showcased that they stand ready to face any challenge, amplify the Guardian Spirit as a team, and echo the core values of the Space Force.

“Here at 6 SWS, it’s been very obvious how committed these Guardians and Airmen are to the mission set, and this plays out in their day-to-day training,” said Saltzman. “They’re committed to becoming true experts in this weapon system and understanding how it fits into the larger context of space domain awareness and missile warning, and they’re truly committed to both missions.”

Click here to learn more about Cape Cod SFS and the 6 SWS mission.