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CHIPS Articles: Space Force aids USNS Mercy, USNS Comfort’s COVID-19 relief efforts

Space Force aids USNS Mercy, USNS Comfort’s COVID-19 relief efforts
By Airman Amanda Lovelace, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs - April 13, 2020
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 4th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, operates both the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite communications system and the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite communications system, both of which play a vital role in the nation’s COVID-19 relief efforts.

WGS provides worldwide flexible, high data rate and long haul communications for the Department of Defense, governmental organizations and international partners. AEHF provides survivable, global service, protected and jam-resistant communications for high priority military ground, sea and air assets.

United States Naval Ship Comfort and USNS Mercy are prime Navy assets in the Navy’s efforts to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The ships will treat patients as part of the whole of government relief/medical response.

Refer to the infographic at right for details.

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 4th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, operates both the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite communications system and the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite communications system, both of which play a vital role in the nation’s COVID-19 relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman Amanda Lovelace)
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