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Cape Cod Air Force Station
Air Force Space Command.png
Part of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)
Bourne, Massachusetts
PAVE PAWS Cape Cod AFS 1986.jpg
Aerial view of the Cape Cod PAVE PAWS c.1986.
Coordinates 41°45′12″N 70°32′19″W / 41.7532°N 70.5385°W / 41.7532; -70.5385
Type Long Range Radar Site
Height 100 Feet
Site information
Owner United States Air Force
Controlled by 21st Space Wing
Peterson Air Force Base, CO
Open to
the public
Site history
Built Oct. 26, 1976
construction began;
April 4, 1980,
operations began.
Built by U.S. Government
In use 1980-Present
Garrison information
Lt. Col. Max E. Lantz II
Occupants 6th Space Warning Squadron

Cape Cod Air Force Station is a US Air Force station located in the northwest corner of Joint Base Cape Cod, USA, on Flatrock Hill in Massachusetts. It consists of one PAVE PAWS radar station and is in continuous operation.

The facility became operational April 4, 1980 as Cape Cod Missile Early Warning Station, but was renamed Cape Cod Air Force Station on January 5, 1982.[1]

The facility became home to the 6th Space Warning Squadron after the closure of the North Truro Air Force Station in North Truro, Massachusetts.


PAVE PAWS and BMEWS coverage

Its main mission is to track space debris, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. It also tracked the spy satellite USA-193 before it was shot down. Its secondary mission is tracking Earth-orbiting objects such as the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle, any object that deviates from its known orbit, or any new orbiting objects.[citation needed]



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38 news items

Air Force Link
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:01:51 -0700

It's not just the leaves that are changing at Cape Cod Air Force Station. The Air Force station is also changing the way it gets electricity as two new giant wind turbines are being installed at the 6th Space Warning Squadron. The new wind turbines can ...

Business Wire (press release)

Business Wire (press release)
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:37:30 -0700

SSPARS is comprised of five radar sites in the Northern Hemisphere: Beale Air Force Base, California; Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts; Clear Air Force Station, Alaska; Royal Air Force Fylingdales, United Kingdom; and Thule Air Base, Greenland.

Air Force Link

Air Force Link
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:33:45 -0700

Steve Mellin, 6th Space Warning Squadron support officer, stands before two wind turbine power generators on Cape Cod Air Force Station, Mass., Sept. 11, 2014. The two wind turbines provide Cape Cod AFS with nearly 50 percent of their power needs and ...

Pactrick Air Force Base

Pactrick Air Force Base
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 10:36:08 -0700

10/9/2012 - CAPE COD AIR FORCE STATION, Mass. -- Change is blowing into Cape Cod Air Force Station as two new wind turbines are installed at the 6th Space Warning Squadron, saving an estimated $1 million a year in energy costs. According to Steve ...
Pactrick Air Force Base
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:10:34 -0700

The 6th Space Warning Squadron's Support Officer, Mr. Steve Mellin, was recognized for his energy program accomplishments at Cape Cod Air Force Station. Mr. Mellin reached out to the Cape Light Compact, a local energy organization to upgrade lighting ...

CapeCod.com News

CapeCod.com News
Mon, 25 May 2015 10:30:24 -0700

The annual Centerville parade proceeded down Main Street, ending with a speaking program that featured 2nd Lt. Anamaria D. Gaitan, assigned to the 6th Space Warning Squadron, Cape Cod Air Force Station. Along the parade route, Vietnam veteran Mike ...

Armed with Science

Armed with Science
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:05:11 -0700

Cape Cod Air Force Station is the first Air Force net-zero installation, using wind power turbines on site. These turbines generate approximately 8,000 MW of electricity, saving Cape Cod an estimated $1 million per year. These projects are a few ...
Air Force Link
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:41:15 -0700

Stephen Mellin, Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts - Reno Air National Guard Base, Reno, Nevada - Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina - Dino Bonaldo, Jason Cook, Jerry Milliman, Tyler Nielsen and Brian O'Leary, AFSPC, Cheyenne Mountain ...

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