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U.S. Space Force meeting mission demands despite coronavirus adjustments
Chief of Space Operations, Gen. John Raymond, on Tuesday said critical space missions are continuing even though the nation’s newest military service is taking “active measures” to protect personnel from the coronavirus.
Swinging for the Space Fence
The 20th Space Control Squadron Detachment 4 at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama manages a fence. But not just any fence. A Space Fence. I know what you’re thinking…is it actually a giant fence in space? Kind of…yes, and kind of no. It’s a radar. On the ground. And now it’s operational.The Space Fence is made up of a ground-based sensor that broadcasts
SMC reschedules GPS III-3 launch
The United States Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has decided to reschedule the launch of GPS III SV03 (GPS III-3) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to minimize the potential of COVID-19 exposure to the launch crew and early-orbit operators. The current GPS constellation is healthy, allowing for a strategic pause to ensure the health and safety of our force without operational impact.
VAFB Space Cowboys remain mission ready
The 2nd Space Launch Squadron is home to the Space Force’s only hands-on space lift mission in support of the Minotaur launch vehicle. The Airmen who support this vital mission have been dubbed ‘Space Cowboys.’
Department of the Air Force releases guidance on use of cloth face covers
To help combat COVID-19, the Air Force has released information that supplements Department of Defense guidance on the use of cloth face coverings, effectively immediately.
CMSgt Towberman sworn in as the first Senior Enlisted Advisor for the U.S. Space Force
Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman became the first Senior Enlisted Advisor of the U.S. Space Force today as Gen. Jay Raymond, USSF Chief of Space Operations, administered the Oath of Enlistment during a small ceremony in the office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Barbara Barrett, at the Pentagon.
AEHF-6 feet apart; 45th SW supports launch of first USSF rocket payload safely during pandemic
In our current reality of self-quarantine, scarcely stocked grocery stores and temporarily closed establishments, one thing that cannot afford to be halted is the launch mission of the United States Space Force. On March 26, 2020, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, the 45th Space Wing and their mission partners safely and successfully launched
Class of 2020 graduation date moved up
The Class of 2020 is pleased to announce their graduation event on April 18 culminating their four years at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Space Force identifies USAF missions for transfer to newest service
In a significant step that enhances the U.S. Space Force’s capabilities and development, the Department of the Air Force has identified 23 U.S. Air Force organizations whose space-related missions will soon transfer to the Space Force.
SMC awards $500 million contracts to Raytheon and L3 Technologies Inc.
The Space and Missile Systems Center awarded Raytheon Company – Space and Airborne Systems and L3 Technologies Inc. two indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multi-award contracts with ceiling values of $500 million each, totaling $1 billion, for development and production of Protected Tactical Waveform (PTW)-capable modems, over 120 days ahead