Missile Defense Integration and Operation Center
The Missile Defense Integration and Operation Center is critical to the development, integration and test, deployment and operations of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.
The IOC is the nation’s premier center for missile defense integration and therefore the Missile Defense Agency uses the IOC to support the development of the command and control, battle management and communication element. These tie all the missile defense elements into a single, multi-tiered BMDS.
It is also the responsibility of MDA activities in the IOC to initiate the operators early on into the missile defense system. This is accomplished through war games and exercises, providing tools for the warfighters to examine concept of operation and doctrinal issues, and revise their requirements for the operational system.
The IOC was established as the National Test Facility in 1988 by the Missile Defense Agency, known then as the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization. It was originally the center for missile defense research centers in a geographically distributed test-bed. The Center’s support of missile defense spans the entire spectrum of the acquisition process, from requirements definition to development, acquisition and finally deployment and operational support. The IOC is also the place where ballistic missile defense architectures, key technologies and concepts of operation are closely examined for integration and interoperability.
Representing one of the Department of Defense’s most powerful computational centers, the IOC maintains state-of-the-art computer hardware and software. More than 100 military and civilian representatives from the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force support missile defense activities and missions within the IOC. A contractor team of more than 900 personnel supports the government staff. The contractor team is made up of a prime contractor and more than 25 sub-contractors. This gives the IOC significant depth of expertise in solving a wide array of missile defense related issues.
The United States has increased its resolve to develop and deploy missile defense systems for our nation, our forward-deployed force, and our friends and allies. National Security Presidential Directive 23 states, “missile-defense cooperation will be a feature of U.S. relations with close, long-standing allies.” As a result, MDA has increased its international focus hosting a wide variety of multi-national war games, to look into international and coalition missile defense issues, at the IOC. Representatives from more than 85 nations have come to the IOC to explore opportunities for joint missile defense related work.
The Missile Defense Agency continues to use the IOC in the a critical role in ensuring the developing missile defense system becomes, and remains, integrated with the interoperability necessary to create a safer, more secure world.
Air Force Space Command Space Innovation and Development Center
The Space Innovation and Development Center at Schriever AFB is “unlocking the potential” as premier innovators, integrators and operational testers of air, space and cyberspace power to the warfighter. The center’s mission is to advance full-spectrum warfare through rapid innovation, integration, training, testing and experimentation. In the fall of 1992, an Air Force Blue Ribbon Panel on space recommended establishing a dedicated Space Warfare Center to exploit the capabilities of space-based assets. Combat operations during Operation Desert Storm relied on space support more than in any past conflict; however, an analysis of these operations revealed shortfalls in the Air Force’s ability to leverage space capabilities. In order to better exploit space capabilities, the SWC was stood-up and officially dedicated on Nov. 1, 1993. On March 1, 2006, the SWC was redesignated the SIDC.
The SIDC supports today’s joint fight by expeditiously transitioning innovative combat effects to the warfighter. The center also improves exploitation of air, space and cyberspace capabilities through war gaming exercises, experiments and space range development. The SIDC provides independent, thorough space and missile operational testing results for Headquarters Air Force Space Command.
The SIDC is comprised of the 595th Space Group, the Advanced Space Operations School and three divisions: the Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities, the Integration Division and the Plans, Programs and Requirements Division. The organizations work together to conduct war gaming; to integrate space into exercises and experiments; to rapidly prototype, field and exploit integrated air, space and cyberspace capabilities; to provide advanced space testing, training and range infrastructure; and to execute AFSPC Force Development Evaluation and Operational Test programs.
Advanced Space Operations School
ASOPS expands space system understanding by providing world-class, in-depth instruction of space systems, capabilities, requirements, acquisition, strategies and policies to support joint military operations and U.S. national security. Advanced course offerings in missile warning and defense, satellite communications, advanced orbital mechanics and intercontinental ballistic missiles are designed to train and educate space professionals in space warfighting tactics, techniques and procedures and enhance subject matter expertise in the review, development and evaluation of new TTPs where appropriate. Furthermore, ASOPS offers several courses designed to introduce non-space professional students to space issues, policy, capabilities, limitations and vulnerabilities though various fundamental courses. Finally, AOPS is responsible for courses designed to educate space professionals on broad based space applications with an emphasis on theater integration in order to prepare them for theater operations, other operational space assignments or continued training at the Air Force Warfare Center through rigorous course offering such as the Director of Space Forces course, Space Warfighter Preparation course, the Joint Space Operations Center course and Weapons School Preparation course.
Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities
Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities is an Air Force-level program tasked to increase warfighter awareness of space and National capabilities, and to promote cross-domain integration of these systems into military operations and training. AF TENCAP demonstrates leading edge space technologies with the potential to enhance the combat capabilities of units in the field, then transitions these combat systems to warfighters much more rapidly than traditional acquisition processes. Where appropriate, AF TENCAP works to influence the design and operation of future space systems and educate warfighters about the capabilities and tactical utility of space systems.
The Integration Division brings space to the fight by focusing on the integration of air, space and information operations to create aerospace power for warfighters. ID operates two specialized facilities. The Distributed Mission Operations Center for Space conducts exercises and mission rehearsals in support of current day operations and provides machine-to-machine interfaces to present exercise status to players as if it were real world. DMOC-S support includes space injects such as missile launches, blue force tracking data and Combat Search and Rescue injects. The DMOC-S is designed to provide integration support and testing. The Aerospace Fusion Center provides real time data fusion systems for targeting, intelligence, weapons of mass destruction warning and enhanced missile defense operations.
ID’s war gaming branch promotes the understanding and effective use of space power through modeling, simulation and analysis. A principal focus of the division is to provide models, simulations and operators for space participation in war games and exercises. Currently, the branch supports CAF exercises and Title 10 war games by providing missile threat and warning models, GPS navigation accuracy models and space operational and analytical expertise.
Plans, Programs and Requirements
Plans, Programs and Requirements is the backbone of the SIDC, providing overarching support to all other SIDC divisions. XR manages SIDC communications and computers, security, acquisition, logistics, policy, planning, programming, financial support, manpower and personnel. XR is the SIDC commander’s authority on reviewing, coordinating and consolidating all SIDC inputs to AFSPC/ A8/9’s Modernization Planning Process and AFSPC/ A5’s associated Requirements Generation System. XR also serves as the SIDC’s representative for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century initiatives. As the lead SIDC programming and requirements agency, XR integrates SIDC views and initiatives into these AFSPC-level programming systems to solve war fighter deficiencies through space capabilities. As SIDC’s executive agent for the submitting program objective memorandum inputs, XR develops strategy, policy, doctrine and long-range plans to control and exploit space. XR programs and advocates manpower, resources and organizational development for long-term success of SIDC’s mission.
595th Space Group
The 595th Space Group is responsible for planning, managing and executing AFSPC’s intercontinental ballistic missile and space systems operational test and evaluation activities. The 595th SG is the focal point for coordinating all test activities between AFSPC, 14th Air Force, 20th Air Force, space wings, test squadrons and external agencies. The 595th SG is composed of six squadrons.
595th Operations Support Squadron
The 595th Operations Support Squadron enhances air and space force readiness and advance efficiencies by providing operations and intelligence expertise to the space and missile test and evaluation, training, space range and tactics and experimentation missions of the 595th Space Group and Space Innovation and Development Center.
17th Test Squadron
The 17th Test Squadron validates and enhances warfighter capabilities through testing and evaluation of space systems. The 17th TS is responsible for planning, executing and reporting on all Force Development Evaluation, tactics and concepts testing and command-directed testing of AFSPC’s space assets.
576th Flight Test Squadron
The 576th Flight Test Squadron executes the JCS-directed ICBM Force Development Evaluation test program and executes AFSPC’s operational tests for the Department of Defense. The 576th FLTS performs ground and flight tests in operationally representative environments and collects, analyzes and reports performance accuracy, anomaly assessment, reliability, aging and surveillance data to the Joint Staff, Air Staff, U.S. Strategic Command and other higher headquarters.
25th Space Range Squadron
The 25th Space Range Squadron is responsible for the operation of the Space Test and Training Range, a capability that allows units to exercise space capabilities in a safe, secure and realistic environment while eliminating the risk of unintended collateral effects. The 25th SRS owns the Advanced Concepts Environment, which simulates a target, weapon system and environment for training and rapid reaction prototype development. The 25th SRS has also deployed equipment and personnel to support theater operations.
3rd Space Experimentation Squadron
The 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron is AFSPC’s premier organization for space-based demonstrations, pathfinders and experiments. The unit identifies concepts of employment, training, education and technical skill sets required to field selected future AFSPC missions. 3rd SES will develop a core cadre of space professionals to serve as subject matter experts for all future AFSPC space-based endeavors, demonstrate operational utility of selected demonstrations and apply lessons learned from demonstrations and pathfinders for use in future initiatives.
Space Test Integration Office
The Space Test Integration Office creates structured interfaces between developmental and operational test organizations, bridging gaps between the Space Innovation and Development Center, Space and Missile Systems Center, Electronic Systems Center and other test and logistics centers. The STIO is the command focal point for strengthening Integrated Test Team processes and is responsible for enhancing warfighting capability through the effective integration of operational and developmental testing within the acquisition life-cycle of space and missile forces.
310th Space Wing
The 310th Space Wing is the only space wing in the Air Force Reserve. The unit was activated Sept. 4, 1997, and reports directly to 10th Air Force. The 310th SW mission is to provide specialized expertise, continuity and combat ready personnel, projecting space power for U.S. interests worldwide.
6th Space Operations Squadron
The 6th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever operates Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellites in support of the Department of Defense, Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
7th Space Operations Squadron
The 7th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever operates the Midcourse Space Experiment satellite, AFSPC’s only space-based space surveillance asset. 7th SOPS also performs a booster launch operations mission, providing telemetry collection/data relay for Delta II launches. The squadron will soon operate the Multi-Mission Space Operations Center, a one-of-a-kind satellite operations center focused on rapidly fielding cutting-edge space technologies for warfighters.
14th Test Squadron
The 14th Test Squadron at Schriever augments the 17th Test Squadron by providing independent assessments of space system operational effecztiveness and suitability. They provide subject matter experts and surge capability for AFSPC testing.
19th Space Operations Squadron
The 19th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever supports the 2nd Space Operations Squadron in the launch, sustainment, operations and modernization of the GPS satellite constellation, providing highly accurate 24-hour navigation, timing and nuclear detonation information to users worldwide.
310th Operations Support Flight
310th Operations Support Flight at Schriever provides operations support and applicable program oversight to the 310th Operations Group space operations squadrons. They deliver relevant space operations instructor training, cutting edge weapons and tactics applications and actionable intelligence maximizing the mission effectiveness of the 310th Space Wing.
310th Security Forces Squadron
310th Security Forces Squadron at Schriever provides trained , equipped, combat-ready security forces for Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Air Force Space Command and Air Force Reserve Command taskings supporting peacetime, contingency and wartime operations. Unit personnel are trained to deploy and perform integrated base defense, law enforcement, force protection, resource protection and physical security operations at locations worldwide, as needed.
Other 310th Space Wing units:
The 310th SW is also responsible for the 8th Space Warning Squadron, located at Buckley AFB, Colo.; the 9th Space Operations Squadron, located at Vandenberg AFB, Calif.; the 310th Communications Flight, located at Peterson AFB, Colo.; the 310th Aerospace Medicine Flight at Buckley AFB, Colo.; the 310th Mission Support Squadron at Buckley; the 380th Space Control Squadron at Peterson; the 710th Communications Flight at Buckley; 710th Security Forces Squadron at Buckley; Detachment 1, 8th Space Warning Squadron; and the Reserve National Security Space Institute in Colorado Springs.
Air Force Technical Applications Center, Detachment 46
Air Force Technical Applications Center, Detachment 46 is responsible for operating the Nuclear Detonation Detection System payload on board the Global Positioning System satellite constellation. NDS data is used in AFTAC’s worldwide Nuclear Test Ban Treaty monitoring system, the Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack
Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Logistics Group
The Space and Missile System Center, Space Logistics Group, represents six space weapon system program directors at the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The Space Logistics Group sustains and modifies worldwide U.S. Air Force/Department of Defense space weapons systems to include terrestrial and space weather, global positioning systems, launch range control, satellite command and control, secure communications and missile early warning. They are the center focal point for logistics, maintenance, supply, sustaining engineering and the Space Logistics Readiness Center.
Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 8th Field Investigations Squadron, Operating Location Bravo
Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 8th Field Investigations Squadron, Operating Location Bravo, provides special investigative services to protect Air Force and Department of Defense personnel and operations. The mission of AFOSI 8 FIS, OL-B, is to provide professional counterintelligence and criminal investigative services in order to detect, deter and provide early warning of worldwide threats for the 50th Space Wing, Space Innovation and Development Center, Missile Defense Integration and Operation Center and other tenant units on Schriever. The AFOSI 8 FIS, OL-B office is located in Bldg 210, Suite 245, and can be reached at (719) 567-5049 or DSN: 560-5049.
11th Space Warning Squadron
The 11th Space Warning Squadron operates the Space Based Infrared System, the next generation of missile warning satellites developed by Air Force Space Command and the Space and Missile Systems Center. SBIRS has four major mission areas: missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace characterization. To accomplish these missions, SBIRS employs a combination of satellites in both geosynchronous Earth orbit and highly elliptical orbits. Capabilities include detection of intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine launched ballistic missiles as well as theater class missiles. SBIRS is also able to detect static events, such as large explosions and fires, as well as assist in environmental situations caused by volcanic eruptions and large forest fires.
392nd Training Squadron, Detachment 1
392nd Training Squadron, Detachment 1 was deactivated effective October 1st, 2010,and the mission transferred to the 533rd Training Squadron at Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense
The Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, located at the MDIOC, is responsible for synchronizing operational-level global missile defense planning, operations support and the development of missile defense effects for the DoD. When directed, JFCC-IMD also provides alternate missile defense execution support.
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 53rd Signal Battalion (Satellite Control)
The mission of U.S. Army Strategic Command’s 53rd Signal Battalion is to operate, maintain and sustain three contingency Defense Satellite Communications System control platforms to provide positive platform, payload and communications network control of DSCS satellites to the unified and specified combatant command commander, the National Command Authority and other customers approved by the Joint Staff.
U.S. Naval Observatory
The United States Naval Observatory provides a wide range of astronomical data and products. USNO products support activities in the following areas: astrometry, astronomical applications, Earth orientation and precise time. The USNO serves as the official source of time for the U.S. Department of Defense and a standard of time for the entire United States. This segment of the USNO mission enhances a wide range of applications to include navigation, precise positioning, space operations, command, control, communications, computer networks, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The USNO Alternate Master Clock located on Schriever is the backup to the USNO’s Master Clock facility in Washington, D.C., and provides precise time to a variety of 50th SW and tenant organizations on Schriever.
Naval Satellite Operations Center Detachment Delta
The Naval Satellite Operations Center Detachment Delta is located in building 400. The unit’s primary mission is to provide hot backup operations for NAVSOC headquarters located in Point Mugu, Calif. Primary constellations supported include Fleet Satellite, Ultra High Frequency Follow On and Polar.
100th Missile Defense Brigade, Missile Defense Element
100th Missile Defense Brigade’s Missile Defense Element is located in the MDIOC. MDE functions include conducting the operational level execution of the Ground Based Midcourse Missile Defense Limited Defensive Operations mission for the U.S. Northern Command commander. In this respect, MDE provides operational and tactical recommendation to the NORTHCOM commander, synchronizes operations and conducts fire distribution across multiple GMD Fire Direction Centers, conducts battle planning for potential follow-on launches of threat ballistic missiles and, as required, de-conflicts the operational pictures for warning and missile defense missions. MDE also manages Army GMD force readiness conditions and develops and reports overall GMD operational capability. It provides day-to-day control of GMD FDCs, performs analyses and develops responses to NORTHCOM commander, command director and missile defense officer questions and provides back up mission execution capability for the firing unit FDCs.
527th Space Aggressor Squadron
The 527th Space Aggressor Squadron is tasked with replicating adversary space capabilities, doctrine and tactics to more realistically train and exercise Aerospace Expeditionary Forces and support test objectives. The SAS mission increases awareness of threats from space capable adversaries and improves U.S. ability to defend against them.
26th Space Aggressor Squadron
The 26th Space Aggressor Squadron’s mission is to educate and train joint forces for combat effectiveness by providing space threat study, replication and countermeasures development. The squadron is comprised of 22 warfighter-oriented Air Force Specialty Codes whose field mission replicates current and developing space threats. The bottom line is to ensure the joint warfighter maintains space dominance through the fielding of global mitigation tactics, techniques and procedures.
21st Medical Group
The 21st Medical Group provides medical and dental support to active duty and other eligible military beneficiaries at Schriever AFB.
Medical services are provided for active duty military, retirees and dependants enrolled to Schriever health care providers. Primary care, aeromedical, routine prenatal care, dental, immunizations, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, public health and optometry services are available. Behavioral health services are also available through mental health.
Health care services are available Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clinic is closed daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch and fitness. The clinic is also closed the fourth Thursday of every month from 7:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. for training. The Optometry Clinic is open on most Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. When making an optometry appointment, please indicate that you are assigned to Schriever to avoid having to go to Peterson for this service.
To schedule an appointment, call (719) 556-CARE (2273). Additionally, appointments can be made with a primary care manager 24 hours a day through TRICARE Online at http://www.tricareonline.com.
Users will need to register and establish a username and password prior to making appointments online. When registering, select 21st Medical Group as the military treatment facility. Note: All Schriever enrollees, who book appointments with their Schriever PCM through TRICARE Online will be at the Schriever AFB Clinic.
Schriever mental health provides behavioral health optimization visits only, conducted by a behavior health consultant. If specialized mental health services are needed, appointments may be scheduled at Peterson AFB.
Schriever AFB has a 24-hour contract ambulance service through Rocky Mountain Mobile Medical for 911 emergencies. They are located in Building 500, Room 114.
All annual dental exams will consist of an exam and cleaning. These appointments are mandatory and must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance if necessary. Dental clinic hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Schriever AFB Dental Clinic is located in Building 220. To schedule an appointment, call (719) 567-5065 or DSN: 560-5065.
Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center is located on the north side of Building 500. The operating hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and closed on all holidays and down days. Client’s individual needs are identified, prioritized and matched with HAWC services. Clients can obtain HAWC assistance through health care provider referrals or self referral. Services include lifestyle modification and support programs such as tobacco cessation courses, prenatal education, gait analysis, fitness and nutrition enhancement programs as well as fitness assessments, healthy cooking classes and cardiovascular and cancer prevention education. For more information on programs, call (719) 567-HAWC (4292), or e-mail HAWC@schriever.af.mil.