From left, Sandra Garrison, Tommy Drabek and Shelley Easter were recognized by the SMDC/ARSTRAT commanding general for their outstanding support during recent re-entry operations. Not pictured is Glenn Crane, who works in Huntsville, Ala.
"From the middle of November 2011 into January 2012, members of the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll [Remote Operations Center - Huntsville], KREMS Radars and Space Object Identification Team did a terrific job in tracking and imaging in support of U.S. Strategic Command objectives to expand real-time situational awareness as the stricken spacecraft, Phobos-Grunt, neared an uncontrolled re-entry. This team routinely provides world-class Space Situational Awareness information for operations; however, the Phobos-Grunt event had special international interest. This team's success in tracking and imaging the object and providing timely reports to the Joint Space Operations Center supported a larger DoD and international team of sensors for unprecedented coverage of this high-interest event.
In particular, I'd like to recognize the efforts of Glenn Crane, Sandra Garrison, Tommy Drabek and Shelley Easter."
" Lt. Gen. Richard P. Formica,
Commanding General, SMDC/ARSTRAT