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New Mexico Space Control Squadron moving to Peterson

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Secretary of the Air Force says the 4th Space Control Squadron will begin moving to Colorado Springs this month (1/14).

The 4th SPCS is currently located at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. It will join the 76th SPCS at Peterson.

The Air Force says the 4th SPCS and the 76th SPCS are like units with similar missions. Both units will occupy a purpose-built facility for space control missions in Air Force Space Command. 

The move is designed to save money by consolidating equipment maintenance and cutting down on travel expenses for training and evaluations.

The Air Force says Co-locating the 4th SPCS with the 76th SPCS on Peterson AFB will reduce annual training and sustainment costs and allow both units to train,evaluate, work together and share resources.

The relocation of approximately 90 active duty positions and mission equipment is slated to begin this month and be completed by December 2014.

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