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Clear AFS visit
EARECKSON AIR STATION, Alaska -- (Left to right) Maj. Robert Young, 13th Space Warning Squadron, Leroy Sutton, Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, and Andy Davis inspect the Clear Air Force Station combined heat and power plant. Shaw visited Clear AFS and the Cobra Dane operating location Jan. 10-14. This was Col Shaw's first visit to both Clear AFS and Cobra Dane. The 21st Operations Group assumed the Cobra Dane radar mission at Eareckson Air Station on Shemya Island, Alaska, April 1, 2013, and took responsibility for contract and program management Oct. 1. The radar is about 120 feet tall, the face is about 95 feet in diameter, and with its ability to detect objects about 2,000 miles away, it provides data for the Space Surveillance Network and the Ballistic Missile Defense System. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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