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Senior Master Sgt. Blair Burdick II, center, 2nd Space Operations Squadron superintendent, gives the last command to decommission Satellite Vehicle Number-38, while Airman 1st Class David Valentine, left, 2nd SOPS satellite system operator; Arturo Martínez, center back, Boeing engineer; and 1st Lt. Kristina Brandes, right, 2nd SOPS chief bus system analyst, observe on Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Oct. 9, 2019. The squadron surprised Burdick, who will retire from the Air Force in March 2020, with the opportunity to decommission the 22-year-old satellite from service. This SVN-38 is being decommissioned to make way for GPS-III satellites, the first one was launched on December 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Katie Calvert)

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Photo by: Kathryn Calvert |  VIRIN: 191009-F-UM970-0003.JPG