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Political activity Dos and Don’ts for Airmen, Guardians, DoD employees > United States Space Force > Article Display
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Political activity Dos and Don’ts for Airmen, Guardians, DoD employees > United States Space Force > Article Display

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --   In our democracy, elections are quite common, and with a presidential election this year, we can expect many opportunities for citizens to participate in the democratic process. With this in mind, it is important to be aware of specific guidelines that apply to service members and federal employees on acceptable behavior.  Military personnel and civilian employees are encouraged to carry out their obligations of citizenship, which include the right to participate personally in the political process. These rights are protected by the U.S. Constitution that all military members have taken an oath to support and defend. Because of that oath, service members and civilian employees also have a duty to ens...
Kendall outlines strategy for addressing challenges in space while navigating uncertain budgets at home > United States Space Force > Article Display
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Kendall outlines strategy for addressing challenges in space while navigating uncertain budgets at home > United States Space Force > Article Display

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AFNS) --  Department of the Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall told a space-focused audience April 10 that the United States must – and will – remain pre-eminent in space, but the job is complicated by uncertain and untimely budgets at home. A prime example, he said in keynote remarks at the Space Symposium in which he also summarized his tenure so far and the priorities ahead, is the budget for the current fiscal year. That spending plan should have been adopted and put in place on Oct. 1, 2023. In reality, Congress approved it in March 2024, six months past the deadline.“Bet...
Space Force hosts gathering of 18 nations > United States Space Force > Article Display
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Space Force hosts gathering of 18 nations > United States Space Force > Article Display

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AFNS) --  Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman and Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force John Bentivegna hosted military space leaders from 17 other countries at the annual Space Chiefs Forum on April 11. The event is part of ongoing Space Force efforts to foster multinational collaboration that builds enduring operational advantages.First held in 2021, the forum is a key opportunity for global partners to collectively assess the space security environment, evaluate new cooperative concepts, and discuss steps that can be taken together to maintain the safety, stability, and long-term sustainability of the domain.This year’s iteration explored ways to increase cooperation across a range of mission areas and featured a s...
Space Force holds orientation course for senior enlisted leaders > United States Space Force > Article Display
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Space Force holds orientation course for senior enlisted leaders > United States Space Force > Article Display

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) --  The U.S. Space Force held a Senior and Chief Orientation Course for senior master sergeants and chief master sergeants at the Gen. Jacob Smart Conference Center on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, April 1-5.This is the first time the orientation course has included Guardians selected for senior enlisted leader roles for senior master sergeants and the second time for chief master sergeants from across the service.The five-day course provided attendees with a shared outlook to help them prepare to step into new SEL positions and expands last year’s Chief Orientation Course, which was for chief master sergeants only.“First, congratulations,” Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman said at the start of the course. "T...
Year of the CYP Hero campaign celebrates child, youth program professionals > United States Space Force > Article Display
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Year of the CYP Hero campaign celebrates child, youth program professionals > United States Space Force > Article Display

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --  The "Year of the CYP Hero" campaign is a dedicated initiative aimed at recognizing the invaluable contributions of Child and Youth Programs and CYP professionals throughout the remainder of the 2024 calendar year. CYP professionals include more than 10,000 employees, contractors, volunteers and family child care providers serving more than 40,000 children, youth and families in Department of the Air Force Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Family Child Care, Youth and Teen and School Liaison programs. "CYP professionals are the backbone of our military family support system," said Lt. Gen. Caroline Miller, Manpower, Personnel and Services deputy chief of staff. "Their commitment allows our Airmen...