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DEL 3 receives “Best Mission Delta”

Awards photo

U.S. Space Force Col. Christopher Fernengel, Space Delta 3 - Space Electromagnetic Warfare commander, accepts the award for “Best Missions Delta” from USSF Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Space Operations Command commander, at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 13, 2021. Some of the delta’s accomplishments include creating the first ever exchange officer position for the Royal Air Force, embedding the first remotely piloted aircraft pilot in the delta, and deploying members with the U.S. Marine Corps’ 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to support USMC operations. The delta’s previous commander, USSF Col. John Thein, was also there to accept the award due to his contributions before leaving DEL 3. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

Men watching presentation

U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Space Operations Command commander, and U.S. Space Force Chief Master Sgt. John Bentivegna, SPOC senior enlisted leader, watch a presentation on the Multiband Assessment of the Communications Environment at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 13, 2021. The MACE is an experimental system designed to enhance rapid deployment capabilities. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

Men performing feed swap

U.S. Space Force Tech. Sgt. John Idleman, 16th Space Control Squadron mission assurance engineering section chief, demonstrates a feed swap on a Giggasat FA-150 antenna for USSF Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Space Operations Command commander, at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 13, 2021. The antenna is used to aid in detecting and identifying electromagnetic interference. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

Man performing feed swap

U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Space Operations Command commander, learns how to perform a feed swap on a Giggasat FA-150 antenna at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 13, 2021. The antenna is one piece of an experimental system known as the Multiband Assessment of the Communications Environment, or MACE. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

group photo

Members of Space Delta 3 - Space Electromagnetic Warfare, pose for a photo following a unit tour with U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Space Operations Command commander, at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 13, 2021. During his visit to DEL 3, Whiting received briefs on experimental rapid deployment capabilities and presented the delta with the “Best Mission Delta” award. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- U.S. Space Force Col. Christopher Fernengel, Space Delta 3 - Space Electromagnetic Warfare commander, accepts the award for “Best Missions Delta” from USSF Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Space Operations Command commander, at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 13, 2021. Some of the delta’s accomplishments include creating the first ever exchange officer position for the Royal Air Force, embedding the first remotely piloted aircraft pilot in the delta, and deploying members with the U.S. Marine Corps’ 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to support USMC operations. The delta’s previous commander, USSF Col. John Thein, was also there to accept the award due to his contributions before leaving DEL 3. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

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