Global Positioning Systems Directorate

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Global Positioning Systems Wing
Global Positioning Systems Wing.png
Global Positioning Systems Wing emblem
Active 1973-present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role GPS service
Size ~700 military & civilian
Part of Air Force Space Command
Garrison/HQ Los Angeles AFB, California
Colonel Steven P. Whitney

The United States Air Force's Global Positioning Systems Wing is a unit of the Space and Missile Systems Center located at Los Angeles AFB, California.


To develop, produce and maintain the fleet of Global Positioning System satellites, their associated ground control equipment, and end-user technologies. The day-to-day operations of the GPS network are handled by the 50th Space Wing.


Previous designations[edit]

  • GPS Joint Program Office (JPO) 1973–2006[1]
  • Global Positioning Systems Wing(GPSW) 2006-[2]

Squadrons assigned[edit]

  • ()

Bases stationed[edit]

Aircraft & Missiles Operated[3][edit]

  • (???-Present)


  1. ^ Rogers, B. (2006). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. ISBN 1-85780-197-0
  2. ^
  3. ^ World Airpower Journal. (1992). US Air Force Air Power Directory. Aerospace Publishing: London, UK. ISBN 1-880588-01-3

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