The sun sets for Eagle Vision One


On Jan. 28, the 24th Intelligence Squadron held a sunset ceremony for the Eagle Vision One operation at Ramstein Air Base.

Eagle Vision was the Department of Defense’s only deployable commercial satellite imagery downlink station centrally located in Europe. It used commercial software to provide aerial electro-optical or radar imagery. It produced fast, unclassified imagery useful for a variety of military and humanitarian operations.

This ceremony was one of many throughout the Air Force as units relinquish the use of Eagle Vision One.


Jerry Brooks, Air Staff Eagle Vision One Project Office director, speaks to Airmen from the 24th Intelligence Squadron during a sunset ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 28. Eagle Vision One used satellite imagery to support operations as well as aiding allies during natural disasters. 
Photo by Airman 1st Class Manuel Zamora
A wooden plaque, memorializing Eagle Vision One in Ghana, lays on a table during a sunset ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 28. Eagle Vision One used satellite imagery to support operations as well as aiding allies during natural disasters. Photo by Airman 1st Class Manuel Zamora
U.S. Air Force Col. Tracy T. Ward, 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group commander, speaks to members of the 24th Intelligence Squadron during a sunset ceremony for Eagle Vision One at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 28. This ceremony was one of many throughout the Air Force as units relinquish the use of Eagle Vision One. 
Photo by Airman 1st Class Manuel Zamora