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Space Delta 11 activates, builds STARCOM Readiness

Delta 11 activiation

SCHRIEVER SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – Space Training and Readiness Command, Space Delta 11 – Range and Aggressor, holds an activation ceremony at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 30, 2021. DEL 11 is currently comprised of about 100 active duty Guardians and Airmen, with added support from Air Force Reserve Command. The delta’s mission is to deliver realistic, threat-informed test and training environments through the provision of live, virtual, and constructive range and combat replication capability in order to prepare U.S. Space Force, joint, and allied forces to prevail in contested and degraded, operationally-limited space environments. (U.S. Space Force photo by Kathryn Damon)

Delta 11 activation

SCHRIEVER SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Space Force Col. Kyle Pumroy, Space Training and Readiness Command, Space Delta 11 – Range and Aggressor commander gives a speech, during the DEL 11 activation ceremony at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 30, 2021. The Department of the Air Force activated the third and final field command, STARCOM, of the U.S. Space Force on Aug. 23, 2021 at Peterson SFB following the final organizational structure approval by Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall on Aug. 13, 2021. (U.S. Space Force photo by Kathryn Damon)

Delta 11 activation

SCHRIEVER SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – The 25th Space Range Squadron reveals its flag during the Space Delta 11 – Range and Aggressor Activation Ceremony at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 30, 2021. DEL 11 and its squadrons are temporarily located at Schriever SFB until completion of the Department of the Air Force’s Strategic Basing Process is completed and approved by the Secretary of the Air Force. (U.S. Space Force photo by Kathryn Damon)

SCHRIEVER SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. --

Space Delta 11, the U.S. Space Force’s Range and Aggressor Delta, held an activation ceremony Aug. 30, 2021, at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado.

Delta 11 is part of the newest U.S. Space Force Field Command, Space Training and Readiness Command, which activated Aug. 23 at Peterson SFB.

During the ceremony, Brig. Gen. Shawn Bratton, STARCOM commander, conveyed command of Space Delta 11 to Col. Kyle Pumroy, Delta 11’s inaugural commander.

“You hold the distinction of being the Delta that, perhaps more than any other, builds readiness,” Bratton said. “Range and aggressor squadrons serve one purpose: to make our Guardians better, prepare our Guardians, prepare our force so when the day comes and we are needed, they too are ready.”

Pumroy is a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, and most recently was the deputy director, Combined Space Operations Center, at Vandenberg SFB, California.

Delta 11 will focus on enhancing the combat credibility of space warfighters.

“We must continue to imagine and create relevant training and testing opportunities to instill credibility into our space warfighters,” said Pumroy. “Doing so ensures the Space Force and its teammates are prepared to compete and win, and if we do it right, ensures our adversaries choose not to fight because our warfighters are better than them, and they know it.”

The delta’s mission is to deliver realistic, threat-informed test and training environments through the provision of live, virtual, and constructive range and combat replication capability in order to prepare U.S. Space Force, Joint, and allied forces to prevail in contested and degraded operationally-limited space environments.

The delta currently is comprised of about 100 active duty Guardians and Airmen, with added support from Air Force Reserve Command. The Delta will consist of five squadrons to execute their mission.

Space Delta 11 and its squadrons are temporarily located at Schriever SFB until completion of the Department of the Air Force’s Strategic Basing Process is completed and approved by the Secretary of the Air Force.

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