Tuesday, May 28

Space Force

SecAF visits Vandenberg SFB > United States Space Force > Article Display
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SecAF visits Vandenberg SFB > United States Space Force > Article Display

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) --  Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall visited to Guardians and Airmen at Vandenberg Space Force Base, May 22.During his visit, Vandenberg SFB Guardians and Airmen shared operational details on how they support resilient space activities at the U.S. Space Force's West Coast Spaceport and Test range.Kendall's visit focused on modernization and strategic fiscal goals, with a specific focus on reoptimization to effectively address the challenges posed by Great Power Competition.“We need space resiliency, the ability to have assets in space, as both Russia and China have built and are building a wide array of weapons to attack our satellites,” Kendall said. “Space Force has resilient space capabilities, and ...
Space Force to accept Air Force Reserve volunteers for full-time positions > United States Space Force > Article Display
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Space Force to accept Air Force Reserve volunteers for full-time positions > United States Space Force > Article Display

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --  Air Force Reservists in space-related career fields interested in volunteering for the U.S. Space Force in a fulltime capacity can expect the application window to open June 1–Nov. 30, 2024.This transfer option is part of the Space Force Personnel Management Act (PMA), approved by Congress and signed into law as part of the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act.When fully implemented, the PMA will enable the Space Force to create a new model of service that integrates active-component Guardians and Air Force Reservists serving in space-focused career fields into a unified service that offers both full- and part-time service options.“This is an important first step toward fully integrating critical space expertise...
15th SPSS innovates with Mount Official Scheduling System > United States Space Force > Article Display
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15th SPSS innovates with Mount Official Scheduling System > United States Space Force > Article Display

MAUI SPACE FORCE STATION, Hawaii (AFNS) --  Perched atop the 10,023-foot summit of Haleakalā in Hawaii, lives Space Delta 2’s 15th Space Surveillance Squadron. The 15th SPSS operates the Maui Space Surveillance Complex and is home to small, medium, and large-aperture tracking optics, including the Department of Defense's largest optical telescope designed for satellite tracking and imaging, as well as visible and infrared sensors for data collection on near-Earth and deep-space objects. Tracking of these deep space objects will soon be made more efficient, thanks to the Mount Official Scheduling System, also kn...
72nd ISRS in line with SPAFORGEN model > United States Space Force > Article Display
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72nd ISRS in line with SPAFORGEN model > United States Space Force > Article Display

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) --  The 72nd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron held a readiness exercise at Peterson Space Force Base, May 8. The exercise focused on practicing mission-essential tasks, training Guardians in a low-threat environment and validating unit readiness for deployments. “Our Guardians will be able to go through the entire deployment process, from required training to using equipment, as they exercise our mission essential tasks,” said 1st Lt. Wyatt Packard, 72nd ISRS operations flight commander. “This will validate the previous training they undertook in their ‘Prepare Phase’ of [Space Forc...
72nd ISRS in line with SPAFORGEN model > United States Space Force > Article Display
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72nd ISRS in line with SPAFORGEN model > United States Space Force > Article Display

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) --  The 72nd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron held a readiness exercise at Peterson Space Force Base, May 8. The exercise focused on practicing mission-essential tasks, training Guardians in a low-threat environment and validating unit readiness for deployments. “Our Guardians will be able to go through the entire deployment process, from required training to using equipment, as they exercise our mission essential tasks,” said 1st Lt. Wyatt Packard, 72nd ISRS operations flight commander. “This will validate the previous training they undertook in their ‘Prepare Phase’ of [Spac...