Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), left, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), Derek Tournear, Space Development Agency director, U.S. Air Force Col. Jeremy Fields, 319th Reconnaissance Wing vice commander, and Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND),right, cut the ribbon to begin construction and renovations at the new Ground Operations and Integration Center June 28, 2022, at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Grand Forks AFB was selected as one of two ground operation centers that will operate Space Development Agency ground entry points required to uplink and downlink data, and lead ground-to-space integration efforts. Space Development Agency is recognized as the Department of Defense’s constructive disruptor for space acquisition and will accelerate delivery of needed space-based capabilities to the joint warfighter to support terrestrial missions through development, fielding and operation of the National Defense Space Architecture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Richards)
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