You'll then sit down and setup your console and begin doing your job. These comments will be removed. This AMA is not sponsored or done in any official capacity by the US Military. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Operators work in ops centers with a crew of other operators, both enlisted and officer. Upon graduation from this class, you will earn the star that goes above your "space wings" (image) badge worn on your uniform. For years space operators were on flying status, required a flying physical, saw the flight doctor and wore flight suits to work. The future of the 1C6 career field is changing daily with the creation of the US Space Force. Press J to jump to the feed. I work in Space Operations normally, but am currently assigned to an Air Force ROTC detachment at a university. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on who you ask) all of that was recently taken away, so we now wear ABUs like everyone else and are not considered to be on flying status any longer. This is not an official sanctioned Air Force publicity stunt, and anything I say is my own personal opinion or experience. You will then be a certified crew member and will be allowed to start pulling shifts. I guess I should clarify the military terminology, prior-enlisted means that I started my career as an enlisted member (only requiring a GED or High School diploma). Depending on your leadership, you may or may not be allowed to bring a school book to work and read it or work on homework during your shift. As for a daily task, it depends on where you work. Noticed you were a maintainer and I'll tell you the quality of life is better. Many times the deployments are on a volunteer basis where they'll ask for volunteers before forcing someone to go. Also remember that my AFSC is for enlisted personnel, if you want more explanation, contact a 13S or a 13N. While not technically a shredout as such (there is no code in the AFSC), 1C6s have been specialized based on their base/experience. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. There are a couple of space-related units that do deploy or travel frequently, either as aggressors during exercises or for some of our mobile missions. These are generally not available as your initial assignment, and will be something you learn about later in your career. Depending on your leadership and ops center, you may be able to watch TV during your shift (usually just the news during the day, sometimes movies at night) or read books while at your console. U.S. Air Force - Career Detail - Space Operations Officer The real job is NOTHING like the Air Force commercial where you see fancy 3D renderings of satellites flying around, futuristic computer systems, and what appears to be a real-time maneuver of a satellite after which the girl proudly states "collision averted, sir". All satellite C2 for the Air Force is conducted at Schriever AFB in Colorado Springs, CO. Space surveillance involves tracking "space junk" which threatens our satellites in orbit. It depends on the nature of the mission and the confidence leadership has in the crew force. Being a success in this career field takes more than just being smart, though; you also have to have cool nerves, excellent communication skills and the ability to multitask when the pressure is on. Most actions you take will require "two person verification" where before you click a button, another person will look and verify that what you are doing is correct. Cookies help us deliver our Services. OwO seems more popular in the silly memes on r/airforce, so I guess that one because I see it more. The job is not like this at all. Heres a how-to: Pretty good given that we are "critically manned." Yeah, here's the Wikipedia article about it. These rockets are launched from the Western Range at Vandenberg AFB, CA and the Eastern Range at Cape Canaveral AFS, FL. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. At some places it can be almost a 50/50 makeup of officers and enlisted. The officer equivalent to 1C6X1 is 13S - Space Operations. Command and control (C2) involves monitoring state of health and performing commands on satellite constellations such as MILSTAR, GPS, DSCS, and WGS. Unfortunately due to the 24/7 nature of most space jobs, it is nearly impossible to attend traditional brick and mortar college classes while being on crew. Operating the largest space program in the world takes the combined efforts and skills of thousands of Airmen, especially Space Systems Operations specialists. The initial tech school is called Officer Undergraduate Space Training (OUST) and Enlisted Undergraduate Space Training (EUST). Nearly 70% of the career field is located in Colorado, 20% in California and the rest scattered around the US. All students will first go through Enlisted Undergraduate Space Training (EUST) which is a general introduction to the space career field. Obviously the mission comes first so if leadership sees fit they can take these kinds of privileges away. Not OP but personally I've always thought of the two as a little different. Military life can be challenging and require sacrifices in a lot of areas, but it can also be rewarding and personally beneficial. When a mistake could result in losing a half billion dollar satellite or not providing missile warning to troops overseas, it's easy to see how important that verification is. This is conducted by the ground-based radar sites listed under the missile warning section above, with the addition of a dedicated squadron at Eglin AFB, FL (20 SCS). But the chances are higher if you have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degree given that is starting to become a requirement. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) degree, Defense Support Program (DSP) satellites', Cheesy, but shows an example of crew interaction. Then after 14 - 18 years of service, you will attend Space 300, the top level school which is a high-level class focusing on acquisitions and guided discussion amongst experienced space operators. The Air Force categorizes this important job with Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) 1C6X1. You'll generally come in 30 minutes to an hour early for your shift in order to do any pre-shift duties, then you'll have a crew changeover briefing from the off-going crew that will tell you about anything important that happened on their shift, anything that is planned to happen on your shift, and generally give you an idea of what to expect during your shift. OwO is more general (sexual) interest or surprise, while UwU seems a little more blushy/embarrassed. Do you ever get bored? Why did you leave? Press J to jump to the feed. Regardless of which of the above mission areas your particular job focuses on, your day will probably be similar. After your shift is over, you go home and can do what you like with the rest of your day. Tech school for all space operators is conducted at Vandenberg AFB on the central coast of California. Awesome 1957 cartoon about why space is important to the USAF, A few other options, but with very small units where only a few people will go each year. But, we do stay indoors mostly, we have a lot of interaction with officers and civilians, and there is a lot of time available for you complete a bachelors or masters if you so choose. Learn about great opportunities for enlisted airmen, officers and health care professionals. As such, deployments are a regular occurrence in the Space Control world, compared to the others where deployments almost never occur. You will not hear anyone saying "hooah" unless ironically, almost all of the work is conducted in front of a computer in an air conditioned building, interactions between officers and enlisted are generally relaxed, etc. Learn about great opportunities for enlisted airmen, officers and health care professionals. I don't agree with the fact that you need a STEM degree, most people I know don't even have their CCAF. You'll generally rotate through day and night shifts, so a sample schedule may be four 12 hour day shifts, four days off, then four 12 hour night shifts, four days off. These experts are responsible for everything from detecting sea-launched ballistic missiles and tracking satellites to assisting in rocket launches and space flight operations. They are not involved directly in assembling or launching the rocket, that is all handled by various defense contractors. Their primary mission is missile warning, with a secondary mission of space surveillance (tracking space junk). If you make an error on the live system in your job, you may be decertified which means you can't touch a live console until you have been re-trained and re-evaluated to show that you will not make the same mistake again. Space-based missile warning is conducted mostly at Buckley AFB in Denver, Colorado at the 2d Space Warning Squadron (2 SWS). Most crews will have one or more officer crew commanders that oversee all actions taken by the crew, with various ranks of NCOs and Airmen making up the rest. 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