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The flag will come down a final time today at NNSOC. It will represent a pulling up of nearly 50-year-old historic roots that were planted as one of the first Navy seeds in space at what was then the Naval Weapons Laboratory.
The time of NNSOC and its predecessors was a monumental one at Dahlgren. The commands were directly involved in every space venture this nation ever launched after 1961 and helped defend against every threat the country faced as it maneuvered satellites over harm's way--including Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.
The Naval Network and Space Operations Command was created established on July 12, 2002, through the merger of elements of Naval Space Command and the Naval Network Operations Command.