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A glimpse into the daily grind of space warfare from soldiers already on the front lines

Soldiers from a Colorado National Guard space battalion who visited the Pentagon on Wednesday said they have no idea what role, if any, they would have in the Space Force that President Trump has proposed.

But they did provide a glimpse into the daily grind of space warfare.

When they are called up for duty, soldiers from the 117th Space Battalion go to war zones to help commanders on the ground get what they need from space: satellite imagery, weather analysis, early warning of a missile launch, communications and navigation.

“The support teams are critical to success on the battlefield,” said Colorado Army National Guard Sgt. Maj. Fred Korb.

A space team includes six soldiers — two officers and four enlisted service members. “They advise tactical units on how to better employ their assigned space-enabled equipment, such as precision-guided weapons systems, navigation equipment and communication systems,” Korb told reporters at the Pentagon.

Read more at Space News

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