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  • With the stroke of a pen, U.S. Space Force becomes a reality

    President Trump signed into law Dec. 20 the sprawling, $738 billion defense bill, making history by creating the Space Force as a stand-alone, sixth branch of the U.S. military and guaranteeing for the first time 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal workers.
  • Defense Department establishes U.S. Space Force

    Today the President signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and with it, directed the establishment of the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.
  • Barrett, Air Force leaders applaud Space Force’s formal creation

    In accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act signed into law Dec. 20 by President Donald J. Trump, the U.S. Space Force is the sixth branch of the United States military.
  • Air Force successfully launches satellites from New Zealand on Electron Rocket

    The DoD Space Test Program, under Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center, procured the mission in partnership with Defense Innovation Unit as part of the Rapid Agile Launch Initiative. This initiative leveraged DIU’s Commercial Solutions Opening process to competitively and rapidly award DoD launch service agreements with non-traditional, venture-class companies. The Rocket Lab USA launch is one of several planned launches in 2019 that will demonstrate the ability of the emerging launch industry to provide responsive, affordable space access for the Air Force and DoD.
  • AFSPC Commander highlights Joint, Coalition warfighters at Space Symposium

    The leader of Air Force Space Command and the Joint Force Space Component Command spoke to members of the international space community, industry and media at the 35th Space Symposium April 9.
  • Around the Air Force: April 13

    On this look around the Air Force the vice chief of staff speaks at the 2018 Future of War Conference, Airmen support the latest Space X launch, and Lt. Gen. David Thompson assumes the position of Space Command vice commander. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Koetz.
  • IMA brings religious diversity to Air Force chaplain team

    Reserve 1st Lt. Brett Campbell became one of the Air Force’s newest chaplains when he graduated chaplain school in September 2017.
  • Space commanders address operations, importance at AFA

    Several of the Air Force’s space commanders spoke on a panel about the significance of Air Force space operations and its undeniable importance to national defense during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, 2017.
  • Missile-warning satellites contract awarded

    The Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center awarded a $1.86 billion contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, California, for production of the fifth and sixth Space-Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, geosynchronous, or GEO, missile-warning satellites.
  • Shelton discusses importance of space defense

    Space is fundamental to the economy, the military and the way of life in the United States and officials must continue to guard against challenges in the domain from adversaries, the commander of Air Force Space Command said today. Gen. William Shelton shared with students at George Washington University here some of his worries and concerns.
  • Army, Air Force collaboration leads to improved SIPR email service

    In continued collaboration between the Air Force and the Army, the entire Air Force will migrate to Secure Internet Protocol Router, Department of Defense Enterprise Email over the next year.
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