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Kirtland AFB covers 52,000 acres and employs over 23,000 people, including more than 3,000 active duty and 1,100 Guard and Reserve, 3,400 civil service, 300 nonappropriated fund employees and 12,500 contractors. The base is home to the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and 377th Air Base Wing, Kirtland's host organization, which supports more than 100 mission partners.

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tabAir Force Nuclear Weapons Center 
Nuclear Weapons CenterEstablished on March 31, 2006, the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center is Air Force Materiel Command's center of excellence for nuclear weapon systems, ensuring safe, secure and reliable nuclear weapons are available to support the National Command Structure and Air Force. The AFNWC's responsibilities include acquisition, modernization and sustainment of nuclear system programs for both the Departments of Defense and Energy.  Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center fact sheet.
tab377th Air Base Wing 
377th Air Base WingThe 377th Air Base Wing is the host unit at Kirtland AFB. It was activated on January 1, 1993, when Air Force Materiel Command assumed responsibility for operating the base from Air Mobility Command. The wing's mission is to conduct nuclear operations; organize, train, equip and deploy expeditionary forces; and operate, secure and support Kirtland AFB. 377th Air Base Wing fact sheet
tabAir Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB 

Phillips Research Site
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AFRL - Directed Energy Directorate
Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Directed Energy Directorate develops, integrates, and transitions science and technology for directed energy to include high-power microwaves, lasers, adaptive optics, imaging and effects to assure the preeminence of the United States in air and space. Click here for more information.

AFRL - Space Vehicles Directorate
Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate develops and transitions high pay-off space technologies supporting the warfighter while leveraging commercial, civil and other government capabilities to ensure America's advantage. Click here for more information.

tabOperationally Responsive Space  
Operational Responsive Space
On May 21, 2007 the Deputy Secretary of Defense and Executive Agent for Space established the Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office as a proactive step to adapt space capabilities to changing national security requirements and to be an agent for change across the community. For more information, visit our website

Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Factsheet

ORS-1 Narrative

ORS-1 Bullets

tabMission partners 
• 150th Fighter Wing, New Mexico Air National Guard
• 58th Special Operations Wing, Air Education and Training Command
• Air Force Inspection Agency
• Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 116
• Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center
• Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 510 (University of New Mexico)
• Air Force Safety Center
• American Red Cross
• Area Defense Counsel
• Civil Air Patrol, New Mexico
• Defense Threat Reduction Agency
• Detachment 1, 342nd Training Squadron, Pararescue and Combat Rescue Officer Training School
• Distributed Mission Operations Center
• Missile Defense Agency
• National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
• National Nuclear Security Administration Service Center (DOE)
• NNSA Sandia Site Office
• Office of Aerospace Studies
• Sandia National Laboratories
• Advanced Systems and Development Directorate
• Operationally Responsive Space (ORS)
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