• Space Force Champions on Hill Talk about New Branch

    Space Force Champions on Hill Talk about New Branch0

    If approved by Congress, a new space force would remain a part of the Air Force for the foreseeable future, one of the force’s top champions in Congress predicted Wednesday. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) said he doesn’t see a need to make it its own service. “It just depends if it becomes too burdensome for

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  • NDAA May Move Fast After Deal on Space Force, Family Leave

    NDAA May Move Fast After Deal on Space Force, Family Leave0

    Democrats seem willing to create the Space Force as a sixth branch of the military in exchange for paid parental leave for all federal personnel, according to the Washington Post’s coverage of a National Defense Authorization Act deal that emerged over the weekend. Space Force was the White House’s top priority in the defense bill

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  • Raymond: Space Focus Is ‘Great Thing for Our Nation’

    Raymond: Space Focus Is ‘Great Thing for Our Nation’0

    Boosting the nation’s warfighting capabilities in space to support the National Defense Strategy is setting the U.S. and its strategic partners up to be more innovative, Gen. John Raymond, commander of both the U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command, said Monday. “I think is a great thing for our nation that there’s this

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  • Pentagon Prepares Case for Space Force Despite Political Controversies

    Pentagon Prepares Case for Space Force Despite Political Controversies0

    Senior Pentagon officials were scheduled to meet with the White House Tuesday to discuss preparations for a Space Force as soon as Congress authorizes a new military branch, SpaceNews reported Monday. A White House source told SpaceNews the meeting will be a “routine DOD update” related to the anticipated establishment of a new military service,

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  • Perspectives: Does the U.S. Need a Space Force?

    Perspectives: Does the U.S. Need a Space Force?0

    Along with other defense uncertainties in the intensifying Washington impasse, one looming question is the administration’s desire to build a Space Force as a sixth military branch alongside the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, according to a Defense One column published last week. How quickly a Space Force develops will partly depend

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  • Vandenberg AFB Celebrates Creation of Combined Force Space Component Command

    Vandenberg AFB Celebrates Creation of Combined Force Space Component Command0

    Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., formally established the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) in a ceremony Tuesday, celebrating the new command that is expected to serve a major role in the nation’s interstellar defense efforts, the Lompoc Record reported. The CFSCC, which will have branches at three other military installations, will serve under DOD’s

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