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Acting Sec AF visits Space Command, SpOC missions

Leaders walk and discuss space missions at the installation.

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, walks and talks with Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth when he visited Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, March 9, 2021. Dickinson and other representatives highlighted the 11th combatant command’s mission and operations on the installation. Space Operations Command leaders also engaged Roth to showcase their missions and personnel. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

Military leaders gather at Schriever for space mission briefings.

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Tom James, Joint Task Force-Space Defense commander, elbow bumps Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth upon his arrival at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, March 9, 2021. Roth’s visit included U.S. Space Command and Space Operations Command mission briefs in addition to lunch with Peterson-Schriever Garrison personnel. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

Senior Air Force civilian writes message on organization's board commemorating his visit.

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth takes a moment to write a message to Joint Task Force-Space Defense members during his visit to the organization at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, March 9, 2021. During the visit, U.S. Space Command and Space Operations Command leaders provided the acting secretary an update on their missions and the personnel executing them around the clock. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

Military leaders gather to discuss protect and defend mission.

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- (From left) U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Space Operations Command commander, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Tom James, Joint Task Force-Space Defense commander, Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth, U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, U.S. Space Force Chief Master Sgt. John Bentivegna, SPOC command chief, and U.S. Space Force Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Simmons, JTF-SD command senior enlisted leader rally at the National Space Defense Center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, March 9, 2021. During the visit to the floor, JTF-SD representatives highlighted their operations in support of the organization’s protect and defend mission. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

Group photos in advance of space missions orientation.

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- (From left) U.S. Space Force Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Simmons, Joint Task Force-Space Defense command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Tom James, JTF-SD commander; U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Space Operations Command commander; Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth, U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander and Chief Master Sgt. John Bentivegna, SPOC command chief, gather for a photo at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, March 9, 2021. Roth visited the installation to learn more about the space missions executed here daily. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, walks and talks with Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth when he visited Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, March 9, 2021. Dickinson and other representatives highlighted the 11th combatant command’s mission and operations on the installation. Space Operations Command leaders also engaged Roth to showcase their missions and personnel. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)