To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

6th Space Warning Squadron

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

6th Space Warning Squadron
Emblem of the 6th Space Warning Squadron
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
RoleMissile warning and space surveillance
Part ofSpace Delta 4
Garrison/HQCape Cod Space Force Station
Motto(s)Ever Aware
Lt Col Stewart C. Smith
Nina Armagno
Previous Air Force insignia

The 6th Space Warning Squadron is located at Cape Cod Space Force Station, in Sagamore, Massachusetts, United States. It operates the PAVE PAWS radar to watch for missiles launched toward North America. The squadron is assigned to Space Delta 4. The squadron was first organized in October 1979 as the 6th Missile Warning Squadron

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    9 642
    543 238
    857 443
    22 254
    7 081
  • Missile Warning and Space Surveillance
  • Space Force : Inside America's Newest Military Branch | TIME
  • Spotted at Area 51: Unidentified Triangle Craft
  • Apple Gets Fully Armed - This is Only a Test 557 - 6/25/20
  • Administrator Bridenstine Talks with NASA Employees at Agency Town Hall



The mission of the 6th SWS is to observe United States coasts for incoming sea–launched or intercontinental ballistic missiles using the PAVE PAWS radar system. Also, the 6th is to determine the potential threat of the numbers and destination of incoming missiles; then report continuous information to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station, and NORTHCOM.[1]


The 6th Space Warning Squadron was founded at Cape Cod Missile Early Warning Station in August 1977. It was the first squadron in the country to be equipped with PAVE PAWS.[2]

PAVE PAWS also generates information on the location and velocity of earth-orbiting satellites to NORAD.

The squadron also had a detachment at North Truro Air Force Station from 1977 to 1985, when the station closed and operations at the accompanying radar dome were taken over by the Federal Aviation Administration. The 2165th Communications Squadron was a separate tenant at CCAFS until 1986 when it was merged with the 6th SWS.


  • Constituted as the 6th Missile Warning Squadron
Activated on 1 October 1979
Redesignated 6th Space Warning Squadron on 15 May 1992



Awards and decorations

  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
    • 1 January 1998 – 31 December 1998[3]
    • 1 October 1997 – 30 September 1999[4]
    • 1 October 1995 – 30 September 1997[5]
    • 2014
  • 2004 Partridge Slemon Award as North American Aerospace Defense Command's most outstanding unit for its support of the common defense and partnership in protecting the U.S. and Canadian homelands[6]

List of commanders

  • Col Judson 1989
  • Col 1990-1993
  • Col Richard Cable
  • Col Mario V. Mascola
  • Col William R. Smith
  • Lt Col Craig Z. Lowry, 29 June 1995 – ???[7]
  • Lt Col Paul Hamilton[8]
  • Lt Col Christopher R. Gentry
  • Lt Col J. Arnett
  • Lt Col C. Lowery
  • Lt Col Nina Armagno, June 2003 – December 2004[9]
  • Lt Col Paul S. Hamilton, 14 December 2004 – 10 August 2006[10]
  • Lt Col Max E. Lantz II, June 2008 – June 2010[8][11]
  • Lt Col Walt Jackim, ??? – 27 June 2014
  • Lt Col David Anderson, 27 June 2014 – ???[12]
  • Lt Col Nathan J. Hippe, ??? – 28 June 2018[13]
  • Lt Col James E. Roberts, 28 June 2018 – 23 June 2020[13]
  • Lt Col Timothy “Vax” Sheehan, 23 June 2020 – June 2022[14]
  • Lt Col Stewart C. Smith, June 2022 – present[15]


  1. ^ Global Security: 6th SWS Mission
  2. ^ Global Security: PAVE-PAWS
  3. ^ AFSPC Special Order GA-62, 6 December 1999
  4. ^ AFSPC Special Order GA-58, 6 December 1999
  5. ^ AFSPC Special Order GA-09, 1 November 1997
  6. ^ NORAD Public Affairs Post Tuesday, May 3, 2005
  7. ^ AFHRA FOIA Req 09-0061: 21st Space Wing Roster of Key Personnel (as of 31 December 1996)
  8. ^ a b "6th Space Warning Squadron" (PDF). USAF Unit History. 8 December 2010.
  9. ^ "Lt. Gen. Nina M. Armagno".
  10. ^ 21st Space Wing Roster of Key Personnel (as of 1 Aug 2006)
  11. ^ "Max E. Lantz II". LinkedIn.
  12. ^ "6th SWS change of command".
  13. ^ a b "6th SWS gains new commander". 28 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Lt. Col. Timothy Sheehan takes command of the 6th Space Warning Squadron".
  15. ^ [user-generated source]

External links

This page was last edited on 29 April 2024, at 23:36
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.