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Young DMSP leaders meet with legacy

A group of current Defense Meteorological Satellite Program officers meet with 94-year-old retired Air Force Col. Thomas Haig, the former DMSP director who created and managed the program when the National Reconnaissance Office established a meteorological satellite program in 1961. Haig is one of six early Air Force and civilian space pioneers who were honored during a ceremony unveiling their newly inscribed names on a wall of polished black granite at the General Bernard A. Schriever Memorial. The memorial and wall of honor are located on the grounds of the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Van Ha)

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