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Kirtland supports joint satellite operations mission

Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Demarc Shorter, 58th Operations Support Squadron aerial delivery, marshals a truck into a C-5M Super Galaxy at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 22. Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile System center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Maranda Stamper, 58th Operations Support Squadron aerial delivery, prepares a C-5M Super Galaxy to receive cargo at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 22. Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission.

A truck delivers a trailer into a C-5M Super Galaxy at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 22. Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Janson Branch, 58th Operations Support Squadron aerial delivery, descends from the cockpit of a C-5M Super Galaxy at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 22. Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Mungia, Lackland Air Force Base’s 68th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, secures a trailer inside a C-5M Super Galaxy at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 22. Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Holsey, 68th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, waits for loading to begin at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 22. Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Demarc Shorter, 58th Operations Support Squadron aerial delivery, marshals a truck into a C-5M Super Galaxy at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 22. Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile System center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Janson Branch, 58th Operations Support Squadron aerial delivery, secures straps at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 22. Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile Systems Center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Relford, 377th Logistics Readiness Squadron air terminal supervisor, measures the distance between ramps at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 22. Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile System center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Demarc Shorter, 58th Operations Support Squadron aerial delivery, marshals a truck into a C-5M Super Galaxy at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 22. Members from multiple mission partners gathered to help load the aircraft for the Space and Missile System center detachment at Kirtland. The equipment was being moved to Diego Garcia for a satellite operations mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)