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History Quiz – week of March 16

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Last week’s question and answer:

What was the first satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California? The first satellite launched from Vandenberg AFB was Discoverer I, the developmental platform for the operational Discoverer/Corona satellites.

This week’s question:

On March 1, 1950, the 50th Space Wing (previously 50th Fighter Wing) underwent its first of four redesignations.  What was the wing’s new name?

Responses to the quiz questions can be emailed to 50 SW/HO at

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