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  • Seven Nations Meet to Address Space Security

    The Department of Defense participated in the annual Combined Space Operations (CSpO) Initiative Principals Board, hosted by the New Zealand Defense Force and New Zealand Ministry of Defense, December 6-8.
  • Department of the Air Force releases policy on Military Parental Leave Program

    The Department of the Air Force announced the expansion of the Military Parental Leave Program for Airmen and Guardians via guidance memorandum, which mirrors the Department of Defense’s Directive-type Memorandum 23-001 – “Expansion of the Military Parental Leave Program.”Effective Dec. 27, 2022, the updated policy authorizes birth parents 12 weeks
  • Department of the Air Force recognizes National Mentoring Month

    The Department of the Air Force will promote and cultivate a mentoring culture to show Airmen and Guardians how mentoring can help maximize their full potential in January 2023 following President Biden’s proclamation on Dec 30, 2022. The theme this year is: “Love your mentoring journey.”  The DAF values mentorship as an enterprise imperative and
  • Department of the Air Force outlines new Body Composition Program for Airmen, Guardians

    Both the Air and Space Forces released the new Waist-to-Height Ratio BCP policy in January, with assessments to begin April 2023.
  • DEL 5 ISRD operations superintendent wins William O. Studeman award

    A Space Delta 5 (DEL 5) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division (ISRD) operations superintendent recently was notified of their accomplishment of winning the William O. Studeman award early this month. The winner, U.S. Space Force Master Sgt. Josef Margetiak, was selected for this award amongst early- and mid-career military members across the DoD for his contributions over the last 3-to-5 years to his unit’s mission, intelligence and national security communities, and national level impacts.
  • STARCOM Guardian recognized as one of USSF’s best

    Tech. Sgt. Jake Harris grew up in a community just outside the gates of Warner Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, where he was surrounded by patriotism. This sense of patriotism was fostered by many active-duty and retired military members who were his leaders, coaches, and role models through his participation in various organizations such as his church, scouts, sports, and school leadership councils.
  • Space Force Senior Leaders visit Guardians standing watch at Thule AB

    Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman and Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force Roger A. Towberman embarked on a two-day visit to Thule Air Base, Greenland, Dec. 21-22, 2022.
  • Space Systems Command Guardians Providing STEM Outreach to Area Schools

    For the third year in a row, United States Space Force personnel, including Guardians from Space Systems Command (SSC), are visiting schools across the United States and around the world this month as part of the STEMtoSpace program.
  • 392d CTS completes its first USEUCOM-focused SPACE FLAG exercise

    The 392d Combat Training Squadron under Delta 1, Space Training and Readiness Command, completed SPACE FLAG 23-1, which provided combat training to both U.S. and Coalition forces. SPACE FLAG 23-1 ran from Dec. 5-16 and was the third Coalition SPACE FLAG and the 16th iteration of the SPACE FLAG exercise series. 23-1 was the first in the SPACE FLAG program to exercise combat tactics in a U.S. European Command scenario.
  • U.S. military, NASA relationship on display with Artemis 1 mission

    U.S. Space Command demonstrated the more than 50-year partnership between the Department of Defense and NASA through its support to the recovery and retrieval of the Artemis 1 Orion capsule Dec. 11.