Jul 6, 2018

Unified Commands - United States of America

The map above and table below illustrate how the United States divides up the world and responsibilities by Unified Commands.

Seal of the United States Africa Command.svgUnited States Africa CommandUSAFRICOMOctober 1, 2007Kelley BarracksStuttgartGermany dagger
Seal of the United States Central Command.pngUnited States Central CommandUSCENTCOMJanuary 1, 1983MacDill Air Force BaseFlorida dagger
USEUCOM.svgUnited States European CommandUSEUCOMAugust 1, 1952Patch BarracksStuttgartGermany
United States Pacific Command.pngUnited States Indo-Pacific CommandUSINDOPACOMJanuary 1, 1947Camp H. M. SmithHawaii
Seal of the United States Northern Command.pngUnited States Northern CommandUSNORTHCOMOctober 1, 2002Peterson Air Force BaseColorado
Seal of the United States Southern Command.svgUnited States Southern CommandUSSOUTHCOMJune 6, 1963DoralFlorida dagger

Functional combatant commands

Seal of the United States Cyber Command.svgUnited States Cyber CommandUSCYBERCOMMay 4, 2018Fort George G. MeadeMaryland
United States Special Operations Command Insignia.svgUnited States Special Operations CommandUSSOCOMApril 16, 1987MacDill Air Force BaseFlorida
Seal of the United States Strategic Command.svgUnited States Strategic CommandUSSTRATCOMJune 1, 1992Offutt Air Force BaseNebraska
US-TRANSCOM-Emblem.svgUnited States Transportation CommandUSTRANSCOMJuly 1, 1987Scott Air Force BaseIllinois

Two of the commands are located near our home at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.

We just caught a hop from MacDill to Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Peterson is also home of a major US  Command. Retired military personnel can ride Space Available on US Military planes - a nice benefit which encourages people to make careers in the military.  


Caught a C-37 from Macdill Air Force Base in Tampa to Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.  Very nice ride. Will drive slowly to the coast via national parks.

Jun 30, 2018

How We Got To Mars Video

Click to view the video of the Mission To Mars

  1. New Day for Longest-Working Mars Rover NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded the dawn of the rover's 4,999th Martian ... two-year extended mission ...
  2. List of missions to Mars - Wikipedia

    List of missions to Mars ... Mars One, rover & ComSat mission: 2026: Orbiter ... Missions sent to the Martian system have returned data on Phobos and Deimos and ...
    • Mars Rover - NASA animation of mission to Mars
    • NASA Begins Building Next Mars Rover Mission
    • Mission to Mars: Anticipating NASA Rover Touchdown
    • Mission to Mars | Red Planet Rover
  3. Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity exploring the planet mars - facts, information, videos and pictures
  4. The Next Mission to Mars: Mars 2020 - YouTube

    In 2020, NASA will send a new rover to the Martian surface with one of its objectives to search for evidence of ancient life on the planet. I made this clip ...
  5. The Mars Science Laboratory and its rover centerpiece, Curiosity, is the most ambitious Marsmission yet flown by NASA. The rover's primary mission is to find out if Mars is, or was, suitable for life.
  6. NASA’s Next Mars Rover Is Going to Be Seriously Badass

    Should all go according to plan, NASA will launch its next Martian rover in July 2020. The robotic probe is still under construction, but early signs are that the next-gen rover will be equipped with an impressive assortment of high-tech gadgets. The rover is currently under construction at NASA’s ...
  7. Mars Exploration Rover - Wikipedia

    NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission is an ongoing robotic space mission involving two Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, exploring the planet Mars.It began in 2003 with the launch of the two rovers: MER-A Spirit and MER-B Opportunity—to explore the Martian surface and geology; both landed on Mars at separate locations in January 2004.