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Guardians, Airmen, community partners gather for inaugural State of the Bases address

U.S. Air Force Col. David Hanson, Space Base Delta 1 commander, speaks to SBD 1 leadership and civic leaders during the State of the Bases address at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, March 21, 2023. During the address, Hanson spoke of SBD 1's three priorities which are sustaining survivable and endurable power projection platforms that enable multidomain operations, building a professional and resilient Total Force and delivering combat-capable forces to win, now and in the future. (U.S. Space Force photo by SrA Jared Bunn)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Hanson, Space Base Delta 1 commander, speaks to SBD 1 leadership and civic leaders during the State of the Bases address at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, March 21, 2023. During the address, Hanson spoke of SBD 1's three priorities which are sustaining survivable and endurable power projection platforms that enable multidomain operations, building a professional and resilient Total Force and delivering combat-capable forces to win, now and in the future. (U.S. Space Force photo by SrA Jared Bunn)

U.S. Space Force Col. David Hanson, Space Base Delta 1 commander, greets Mr. Randy Royal, City of Colorado Springs Fire Chief, before presenting the State of the Bases address at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, March 21, 2023. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last State of the Bases address with in 2019. (U.S. Space Force photo by SrA. Jared Bunn)

U.S. Space Force Col. David Hanson, Space Base Delta 1 commander, greets Mr. Randy Royal, City of Colorado Springs Fire Chief, before presenting the State of the Bases address at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, March 21, 2023. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last State of the Bases address with in 2019. (U.S. Space Force photo by SrA. Jared Bunn)

Space Base Delta 1 leadership and civic leaders watch the SBD 1 mission video before the State of the Bases address at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, March 22, 2023. The mission video showcases SBD 1's vision of being "One Team" and highlights its Airmen, Guardians and civilians. (U.S. Space Force photo by SrA Jared Bunn)

Space Base Delta 1 leadership and civic leaders watch the SBD 1 mission video before the State of the Bases address at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, March 22, 2023. The mission video showcases SBD 1's vision of being "One Team" and highlights its Airmen, Guardians and civilians. (U.S. Space Force photo by SrA Jared Bunn)

Space Base Delta 1 leadership and civic leaders watch the SBD 1 mission video before the State of the Bases address at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, March 22, 2023. The mission video showcases SBD 1's vision of being "One Team" and highlights its Airmen, Guardians and civilians. (U.S. Space Force photo by SrA. Jared Bunn)

Space Base Delta 1 leadership and civic leaders watch the SBD 1 mission video before the State of the Bases address at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, March 22, 2023. The mission video showcases SBD 1's vision of being "One Team" and highlights its Airmen, Guardians and civilians. (U.S. Space Force photo by SrA. Jared Bunn)

U.S. Space Force Col. David Hanson, Space Base Delta 1 commander, highlights a member of SBD 1 leadership during the States of the Bases address at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, March 21, 2023. Hanson is responsible for 3,600 Airmen and Guardians ensuring support to 18,000 other members. (U.S. Space Force photo by SrA. Jared Bunn)

U.S. Space Force Col. David Hanson, Space Base Delta 1 commander, highlights a member of SBD 1 leadership during the States of the Bases address at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, March 21, 2023. Hanson is responsible for 3,600 Airmen and Guardians ensuring support to 18,000 other members. (U.S. Space Force photo by SrA. Jared Bunn)

U.S. Space Force Col. David Hanson, Space Base Delta 1 commander, takes a moment before greeting SBD 1 leadership and civic guests during the State of the Bases address at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, March 21, 2023. This is the State of the Bases address Hanson has been responsible since assuming command of SBD 1. (U.S. Space Force photo by SrA. Jared Bunn)

U.S. Space Force Col. David Hanson, Space Base Delta 1 commander, takes a moment before greeting SBD 1 leadership and civic guests during the State of the Bases address at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, March 21, 2023. This is the State of the Bases address Hanson has been responsible since assuming command of SBD 1. (U.S. Space Force photo by SrA. Jared Bunn)

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. --

Space Base Delta 1 commander, Col. David Hanson, presented the Delta’s inaugural State of the Bases Address on March 21 at Peterson SFB.

The address opened with a command and mission introduction by Hanson, including discussions about Peterson SFB, Schriever SFB, Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station and the four other world-wide installations that the Delta oversees.

Local leaders and community partners were educated on current affairs and given insight on the valued relationships between the military and the Pikes Peak community.

“Our mission continues to grow as demands in the space domain grow, and it’s because of the continuous support we receive from the community that we are able to execute our capabilities, enabling space superiority and homeland defense operations” Hanson said. “I look forward to strengthening this great partnership and ensuring we continue to be valued neighbors.”

The tri-base area of responsibility, consisting of Peterson SFB, Schriever SFB and Cheyenne Mountain SFS, play a pivotal role in the local economy, with an economic impact of nearly $6.2 billion.

More than $1 billion of this impact comes from approximately 16,500 employees. The remainder is paid out through contracts, services, materials and construction. The base also provides services to more than 23,000 area retirees.

"We aim to deliver war-winning capabilities through collaborative and trusted relationships,” said John McKinley, Schriever SFB Mission Support Director. “The Pikes Peak leadership and community have always assisted with our needs and help take care of our people. Anytime we have events that bring our key leadership together is an opportunity for growth and continued sustainment.”

SBD 1 enables and empowers combat-ready space and homeland defense operations through mission critical global support, such as communications, power, logistics, contracting and security. Delta 1 also takes care of the families who live and work on the command’s installations through medical, family support and military readiness services.

For more information on Space Base Delta 1, visit www.spacebasedelta1.spaceforce.mil.