Space Delta 12

Space Delta 12 (DEL 12) is a United States Space Force unit responsible for space test and evaluation. It tests space systems and capabilities in support of weapon system acquisition, operational acceptance, and readiness. It was established on 23 August 2021 following the establishment of the Space Training and Readiness Command, the field command to which it reports. It is temporarily headquartered at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, but its final location requires a base selection process.[4][5][6]

U.S. Space Force test and evaluation unit

Space Delta 12

Delta emblem
Founded 23 August 2021; 3 months ago (2021-08-23)
Country  United States
Branch  United States Space Force
Type Delta
Role Space test and evaluation
Part of Space Training and Readiness Command
Headquarters Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
Nickname(s) Big Dogs[1]
Commanders
Commander Col Peter J. Flores[2]
Senior Enlisted Leader CMSgt Charles J. Apodaca[3]
Insignia
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Military unit

DEL 12 was originally activated as the USAF’s 6565th Test Wing in October 1960 at Vandenberg AFB, CA. The wing was re-designated as the 6565th Test Wing (Development) in December 1960 and was subsequently re-designated, this time as the 6595th Aerospace Test Wing, in April 1961. The wing was inactivated in October 1979. It was reactivated on 23 August 2021 and redesignated as Space Delta 12.

A ceremony was held on 27 August 2021, activating three squadrons and redesignating two squadrons that were realigned under DEL 12.[7]

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DEL 12 is one of five deltas that reports to the Space Training and Readiness Command. It is composed of the following five subordinate squadrons:[7]

Squadron Function Headquarters
12th Delta Operations Squadron Delta staff and squadron management Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
1st Test and Evaluation Squadron Space command and control capabilities testing Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
3rd Test and Evaluation Squadron Orbital warfare capabilities testing Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
4th Test and Evaluation Squadron Electromagnetic spectrum capabilities testing Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
17th Test and Evaluation Squadron Missile warning and space domain awareness capabilities testing Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado

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