In May 1983, the 4000th Satellite Operations Group at Offutt AFB was transferred to the newly formed Air Force Space Command under the 1st Space Wing and was given a new designation, the 1000th Satellite Operations Group ('One Grand'). The group reorganized to align itself with the structure of the 2d Space Wing in 1985. In May 1989, Detachment 1 at Fairchild AFB, Washington, was upgraded to squadron status, becoming the 5th Satellite Control Squadron. In July 1992, the 1000th Satellite Operations Group downsized to a squadron-level organization, becoming the 6th Space Operations Squadron. The unit was still a Regular Air Force unit located in Omaha, NE.
In 1994, President William Clinton signed a bill that would merge federal weather programs. Prior to the merge, federal programs were deemed to be redundant. This merger would save the government money and allow one entity to control national weather products. The merger would move weather operations to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) located in Suitland, MD.