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1 Colonel Edward A. Fienga Commander, 821st Air Base Group Thule Air Base, Greenland Mission Brief

2 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Overview Mission, Vision Effect Space Superiority Core Values Installation Operations Installation Protection Questions

3 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e TEAM THULE MISSION Effect space superiority through Air Force Core Values- based installation operations and protection VISION Transforming Space Operations, and its Support, at DoD’s Northernmost Installation GUIDING PRINCIPLES Anticipation, Balance, Communication, Action (ABCA) Mission First…People Always

4 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 21st Space Wing (21 SW) 16 Weapon Systems 42 Units 9 Time Zones 27 Locations 5 Countries HQ 21 SW HQ Thule Thule AB Diego Garcia BIOT RAF Fylingdales UK Moron AB Spain Clear AFS AK Copenhagen DK Cape Cod AFS MA Dahlgren VA Eglin C6 FL Maui HI Beale AFB CA Cavalier AFS ND Cheyenne Mtn AFS CO Schriever AFB CO Peterson AFB CO Holloman AFB NM Stallion AAF NM Globus II Norway

5 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Effect Space Superiority Secondary – Space Surveillance Detect and track ESVs for CDR JFCC-Space Primary – Missile Warning Provide early warning of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) and Sea Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) attacks against the continental United States and southern Canada 12 th Space Warning Squadron

6 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 240 o azimuth 3.5 o - 85 o elevation 5000 km range Thule’s location is uniquely suited to tracking polar-orbiting objects Thule’s radar is uniquely suited to track while scanning Effect Space Superiority BMEWS Site I Radar System

7 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Air Force Satellite Control Network HULA BOSS LION GUAM COOK REEF PIKE POGO “The Sun Never Sets On The AFSCN”

8 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Telemetry & Mission data Data downloaded from a satellite Up to 5 simultaneous data streams State of Health and/or Mission Payload Data Tracking Data Knowing where a satellite is in orbit 100 miles to 448,000 miles above the Earth Range accurate to < 2.5 meters Range Rate accurate to 1 cm/sec Commands Data sent to a satellite Real-time and Stored Mission Payload and Bus The systems at Det 3 support the three primary functions of Satellite Command & Control Resources & Capabilities

9 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e  Airfield Operations  Civil Engineering  Communications  Logistics  Medical Support  Personnel Activities  Port Operations  Postal Services  Services (MWR) Activities 821st Support Squadron Core Values-based Installation Ops System of Systems to Effect Space Superiority

10 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e  $40M multi-national ATC facility  10,000 foot runway  3,000+ annual aircraft ops  500+ international flights  255 Canadian Forces C-130s  Multi-national support  Weather forecasting and winter storm warning center  Refueling service ISO OIF, OEF (re-)deployments Airfield Operations Core Values-based Ops Core Values-based Installation Ops Thule’s Airpower Advocates

11 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e  Operation PACER GOOSE – Annual summertime resupply  2005 – 1805 short tons cargo and 14M gallons of JP-8  2006 – 3243 short tons cargo and 8.8M gallons of JP-8  Routine flights  L-100s (McGuire AFB NJ)  DC-8 (Baltimore’s BWI)  Air Greenland  Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Logistics Core Values-based Ops Core Values-based Installation Ops Gets people, their stuff and other stuff in and out of Thule AB

12 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Medical Support SERVICES AVAILABLE  Primary Care Clinic  24-hr Emergency Room  Emergency/Minor Surgery  Inpatient Care  Immunizations  Pharmacy  X-Rays  Laboratory  Dental (Limited)  GYN (Limited)  Smoking Cessation Core Installation Ops Core Values-based Installation Ops Operations (and a lot more) for Operations’ sake

13 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e  Resupply Operations of BOXTOP, Brilliant Ice  Military Exercises  Scientific/Research  National Science Foundation  Danish Polar Center  Danish Meteorological Institute  Operation Julemand Arctic Support Operations …Installation Operations

14 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e BOXTOP & Brilliant Ice Canadian Forces Station Alert Danish Station Nord 821st ABG Greenland Canada

15 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Operation Julemand Greenland - A Thule Air Base local fund-raising charity since Volunteers at Thule AB raise money throughout the year to purchase Christmas gifts for the Greenlandic children in the neighboring villages - Special emphasis on children, youth and elderly services in the village of Qaanaaq

16 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Secure / Protect Effect Space Superiority (12 SWS, Det 3) Installation Operations Law Enforcement/Traffic Management Antiterrorism/Force Protection 821 SFS …Installation Protection Installation Security equals Mission Longevity

17 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Antiterrorism/Force Protection Air Terminal and seasonal harbor activity Primary Advisor to ABG/CC on all things Force Protection European AOR …Installation Protection Defending our Team Thule Friends and Partners!

18 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Effect Space Superiority Thule Mosaic This Briefing is UNCLASSIFIED Colonel Ed Fienga Commander, Thule Air Base 12 Mar 07

19 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Thule Mosaic

20 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e  DoD’s Northernmost Base  Air and/or sea access only  800 Miles/1300 Km from North Pole  Thule Defense Area  Total Footprint: 254 Miles 2 /406 Km 2  Main Base: 5 Miles 2 /8 Km 2  Arctic Environment  Limited Port and outdoor work season  Extended Storm season  Psychological Adjustment Required  4 Months of twilight/darkness  4 Months of 24/7 Sunlight  International Family of Teams  Military -- US, CA, DK  Contractors -- US, DK, GL Thule Defense Area THULE DEFENSE AREA …Installation Operations and Protection

21 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Thule Mosaic Purpose: Provide insight into the unique mix of nationalities and personalities contributing to Thule Air Base mission US Contractors Other

22 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e US Military (25%) 821 ABG 107 US military personnel Effect space superiority through AF Core Values- based installation operations and protection 12 SWS (21 OG) 27 US military + 2 Canadian military personnel BMEWS Site provides early warning of ICBM and SLBM attacks and space surveillance data on man- made objects in space Det 3 (50 SW) 2 US military personnel Det 3, 22 nd SOS, provides telemetry, tracking and commanding operations to US and allied government satellite programs Det 1, 21 CONS (21 MSG) 9 personnel (4 military) Controls all purchasing related to Thule’s 10 yr $900M+ contract Thule Mosaic

23 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Thule Mosaic US Military Demographics

24 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Any Questions?


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