• ICYMI: The Space Force Latest

    ICYMI: The Space Force Latest0

    Here is a roundup of some of the latest Space Force updates: Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond had what Raymond called “a really good conversation” with President Donald Trump about planning to get the new branch off the ground. Raymond talked in depth with Space News about the

  • Space Force Wants Personnel from Other Services

    Space Force Wants Personnel from Other Services0

    DOD leaders working on a Space Force organizational chart want to include Army, Navy and Marine Corps personnel and are developing a legislative proposal to allow the integration, Breaking Defense reported. There are space-related activities in the Army and Navy that are barred from being moved into the Space Force under the defense policy bill

  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities0

    The Hawaii Air National Guard will start recruiting for an 88-member Space Force squadron, AP reported…. The New Mexico Environment Department is fining the Air Force almost $1.7 million for groundwater contamination near Cannon Air Force Base, AP reported…. Fort Hood Army Base, Texas, and the nearby town of Copperas Cove plan to partner on

  • Space Force Plans First Pitch Day

    Space Force Plans First Pitch Day0

    The Space Force will host its first acquisition pitch day March 4 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., following in the Air Force’s footsteps of holding “quick pitch” sessions to learn about a lot of innovative solutions in a short time and potentially award contracts on the spot, according to Next Gov. The federal government

  • With Space Force a Go, Is Cyber Force Next?

    With Space Force a Go, Is Cyber Force Next?0

    Congress may consider creating a cyber force as the next new uniformed service, CQ reported. The defense policy bill that became law last month directs DOD to assess “the potential costs, benefits, and value, if any, of establishing a cyber force as a separate uniformed service.” The 2016 policy bill had ordered a study of

  • Vandenberg Unit Is First to Get New Space-Age Name

    Vandenberg Unit Is First to Get New Space-Age Name0

    The 14th Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., has been renamed Space Operations Command, or SPOC, Military.com reported. It’s the first of several installation or unit name changes expected to be announced in the coming months as the Space Force gets off the ground. “We do have a plan to rename the principal Air