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Space Flag, the premier exercise for training space forces, successfully concludes for the first time under STAR Delta Provisional
Space Flag, the tactical-focused exercise for space warfighters, successfully concluded its ninth exercise iteration (Space Flag 20-3) at the Boeing Virtual Warfare Center in Colorado Springs Aug. 21. This was the first Space Flag exercise completed as part of the new Space Training and Readiness (STAR) Delta Provisional.
First female general officer promotes, transfers to Space Force
In a significant milestone for the nation’s newest armed service, Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno became the first female officer to promote to three-star general and transfer into the U.S. Space Force during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Aug. 17.
U.S. Space Force promotes first general officer
Maj. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman was the first U.S. Air Force general officer transferred and promoted to lieutenant general in the U.S. Space Force during a ceremony at the Pentagon Aug. 14.
Coalition Partners, U.S. and U.K., agree to share technical foundation for space operations
The U.S. Space Force reached an important milestone by recently signing an agreement to allow sharing of the Standardized Astrodynamics Algorithm Library with the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
X-37B spaceplane wins Collier Trophy for advancing ‘the boundaries of flight and space exploration’
The Department of the Air Force’s X-37B spaceplane, a reusable, multi-purpose, system that operates without an onboard crew, won the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy Aug. 13 for advancing technology that pushes “the boundaries of flight and space exploration.”
Space Force releases 1st doctrine, defines “spacepower” as distinct form of military power
Fewer than eight months after its creation, America’s newest military service published its first doctrine, the U.S. Space Force’s Space Capstone Publication, entitled Spacepower.
Space Force Awards National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Service contracts to United Launch Alliance, LLC (ULA) and Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX)
The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), competitively awarded two Firm-Fixed-Price, Indefinite Delivery Requirement contracts for National Security Space launch services today to ULA and SpaceX.
Space Force celebrates trailblazer
The past may be history, but the present and future still offer opportunity. On Aug. 5, 2020, the newest military branch inducted an honorary member: Edward Dwight.
Gen. Moorman Tribute ceremony
Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations and Commander, U.S. Space Command, addresses attendees during the Gen. Moorman Tribute ceremony at the Moorman Education and Training Center at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 3, 2020.
Thule Air Base coordinates ship rescue, saves 6
Contractors stationed at Thule Air Base, Greenland, responded to a distress call from a commercial ship Monday, Aug. 3, saving all six members of its crew before towing the ship to port at Thule for repairs.