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Lt. Col. Todd Benson, 2nd Space Operations Squadron commander, Col. Michael Rokaw, Space and Missile Systems Center’s  GPS Space Segment Division chief, Col. Stephen Slade, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the 50th Space Wing commander, and Lt. Col. Samuel Baxter, 19th Space Operations Squadron commander, pose with a symbolic key after the 50th Space Wing assumed satellite control authority of SVN-70, a GPS IIF-12 satellite, from 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) in a short ceremony Feb. 12 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. This satellite is the last in a demanding schedule of IIF satellite launches; the units have teamed together to support six launches in just 18 months.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher DeWitt)


GPS IIF-12 Command Authority Handoff Ceremony

Lt. Col. Todd Benson, 2nd Space Operations Squadron commander, Col. Michael Rokaw, Space and Missile Systems Center’s GPS Space Segment Division chief, Col. Stephen Slade, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the 50th Space Wing commander, and Lt. Col. Samuel Baxter, 19th Space Operations Squadron commander, pose with a symbolic key after the 50th Space Wing assumed satellite control authority of SVN-70, a GPS IIF-12 satellite, from 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) in a short ceremony Feb. 12 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. This satellite is the last in a demanding schedule of IIF satellite launches; the units have teamed together to support six launches in just 18 months. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher DeWitt)

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