CSO visits Team Kirtland

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  • By Senior Airman Ruben Garibay
  • 377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman, visited Team Kirtland and its mission partners at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 12-14, 2024.

During his visit, Saltzman engaged closely with multiple Team Kirtland units.  He met with several groups from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles and Directed Energy Directorates, with the Space Rapid Capabilities Office, one of three space acquisition organizations within and a Direct Reporting Unit of the USSF,  and Space Systems Command Innovations and Prototyping Delta members.

Saltzman also met with non-Department of Defense partners including BlueHalo, a collaborative organization aimed at integrating advance technologies to bolster air and space superiority, and the Sandia National Laboratories, a center for research related to national security and technology innovation.

Saltzman’s visit underscored the critical collaborations between multiple defense organizations and research institutions, emphasizing the importance of staying at the forefront of technological advancements to safeguard our nation’s security and space capabilities in an era of great power competition and ever-changing threats.