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Distinguished Visitors watch the eighth Wideband Global SATCOM launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Dec. 7, 2016. The WGS-8 provides essential communications services, allowing Combatant Commanders to exert command and control of their tactical forces, from peacetime to military operations.

Distinguished Visitors watch the eighth Wideband Global SATCOM launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Dec. 7, 2016. The WGS-8 provides essential communications services, allowing Combatant Commanders to exert command and control of their tactical forces, from peacetime to military operations.

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, greets Under Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow at Patrick AFB, Fla. Dec. 7, 2016. Disbrow visited the 45th Space Wing to learn more about the Airmen who provide assured access to space.

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, greets Under Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow at Patrick AFB, Fla. Dec. 7, 2016. Disbrow visited the 45th Space Wing to learn more about the Airmen who provide assured access to space.

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall discusses the 45th Space Wing mission Dec. 7, 2016, with Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The 45th Space Wing maintains Eastern Range operations, launch operations and support, and expeditionary and contingency readiness while supporting the base.

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall discusses the 45th Space Wing mission Dec. 7, 2016, with Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The 45th Space Wing maintains Eastern Range operations, launch operations and support, and expeditionary and contingency readiness while supporting the base.

Second Lt. Jose Rosario briefs Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall and Under Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow Dec. 7, 2016, at the Morrell Operations Center located on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The MOC is where all range operations take place to monitor the Eastern Range during launches.

Second Lt. Jose Rosario briefs Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall and Under Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow Dec. 7, 2016, at the Morrell Operations Center located on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The MOC is where all range operations take place to monitor the Eastern Range during launches.

Under Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow coins Senior Airman Phi Phan for his dedication to the weather mission Dec. 7, 2016, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 45th Weather Squadron provides operational support to the range to ensure safe access to air and space.

Under Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow coins Senior Airman Phi Phan for his dedication to the weather mission Dec. 7, 2016, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 45th Weather Squadron provides operational support to the range to ensure safe access to air and space.

Col. Burton Catledge, 45th Operations Group commander, and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall watch pre-launch operations Dec. 7, 2016, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The range operations crew prepared for the WGS-8 launch by running tests and exercises to validate crew and equipment readiness.

Col. Burton Catledge, 45th Operations Group commander, and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall watch pre-launch operations Dec. 7, 2016, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The range operations crew prepared for the WGS-8 launch by running tests and exercises to validate crew and equipment readiness.

Col. Burton Catledge, 45th Operations Group commander, explains how each Airmen contributes to the 45th Space Wing mission in the Mission Control Room Dec. 7, 2016, on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 45th Space
Wing Airmen provide the activities and resources for safety of flight, range instrumentation, infrastructure, and scheduling required to support every launch.

Col. Burton Catledge, 45th Operations Group commander, explains how each Airmen contributes to the 45th Space Wing mission in the Mission Control Room Dec. 7, 2016, on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 45th Space Wing Airmen provide the activities and resources for safety of flight, range instrumentation, infrastructure, and scheduling required to support every launch.

Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. -- Distinguished Visitors watch the eighth Wideband Global SATCOM launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Dec. 7, 2016. The WGS-8 provides essential communications services, allowing Combatant Commanders to exert command and control of their tactical forces, from peacetime to military operations.