• Lt. Col. Martin Bortolutti, commander 117th Space Battalion, addresses the Soldiers of Army Space Support Team 23, during a departure ceremony at the Colorado National Guard State Headquarters June 25. ARSST-23 is deploying for about a year and will provide space-based products and support to units serving in the Southwest Asia area of operations.

    Space Cowboys Get Colorado Sendoff

    Lt. Col. Martin Bortolutti, commander 117th Space Battalion, addresses the Soldiers of Army Space Support Team 23, during a departure ceremony at the Colorado National Guard State Headquarters June 25. ARSST-23 is deploying for about a year and will...

  • The 'Space Cowboys' of Army Space Support Team 23, 117th Space Battalion, pose for a group shot during a departure ceremony at the Colorado National Guard State Headquarters on June 25. ARSST-23 is deploying for about a year and will provide space-based products and support to units serving in the Southwest Asia area of operations.

    Space Cowboys Get Colorado Sendoff

    The 'Space Cowboys' of Army Space Support Team 23, 117th Space Battalion, pose for a group shot during a departure ceremony at the Colorado National Guard State Headquarters on June 25. ARSST-23 is deploying for about a year and will provide...

  • Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, the adjutant general for Colorado, greets the Soldiers of Army Space Support Team 23, 117th Space Battalion, during the unit's departure ceremony at the Colorado National Guard State Headquarters June 25. ARSST-23 is deploying for about a year and will provide space-based products and support to units serving in the Southwest Asia area of operations.

    Space Cowboys Get Colorado Sendoff

    Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, the adjutant general for Colorado, greets the Soldiers of Army Space Support Team 23, 117th Space Battalion, during the unit's departure ceremony at the Colorado National Guard State Headquarters June 25. ARSST-23 is...

  • A Colorado State flag autographed by family members and friends is displayed during a deployment ceremony for Soldiers of Army Space Support Team 23, 117th Space Battalion, at the Colorado National Guard State Headquarters on June 25. ARSST-23 is deploying for about a year and will provide space-based products and support to units serving in the Southwest Asia area of operations.

    Space Cowboys Get Colorado Sendoff

    A Colorado State flag autographed by family members and friends is displayed during a deployment ceremony for Soldiers of Army Space Support Team 23, 117th Space Battalion, at the Colorado National Guard State Headquarters on June 25. ARSST-23 is...

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Soldiers with Army Space Support Team 23, 117th Space Battalion (Colorado Army National Guard), were given a sendoff June 25 at the Joint Forces Auditorium, Colorado National Guard State Headquarters. Fellow guard members, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command personnel, and family members said their goodbyes as ARSST 23 deploys into U.S. Central Command theater of operations. Seeing them off was Lt. Col. Martin Bortolutti, commander of the 117th Space Battalion and Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, the adjutant general for Colorado. ARSST members will provide Warfighter with space-based capabilities such as satellite imagery; surveillance; reconnaissance; early warning of missile threats; and GPS monitoring and accuracy reporting, all of which contribute to situational awareness of the battlefield.

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