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Space Force

U.S. Space Force TMO visits Space Systems Command, taps into Guardian Ideal to develop path forward > United States Space Force > News
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U.S. Space Force TMO visits Space Systems Command, taps into Guardian Ideal to develop path forward > United States Space Force > News

SSC spearheads civilian hiring pilot program to acquire talent in space industry for U.S. Space ForceEL SEGUNDO, Calif -- The U.S. Space Force’s Talent Management Office (TMO) conducted a town hall meeting at Space Systems Command to discuss and reinforce the implementation of the Guardian Ideal, July 13.               The Guardian Ideal, initially employed in September 2021, is a foundational document creating a new talent management approach to build upon each individual’s unique strengths and empower interconnected high-performing teams.   “The Guardian Ideal is the Chief of Space Operations’ human capital strategy, designed to onboard talent with the character and potential to excel,” said Robert Romer, director of the Talent Management Office (TMO) ...
Lt. Gen. Chance Saltzman nominated to be next Space Force Chief of Space Operations > United States Space Force > News
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Lt. Gen. Chance Saltzman nominated to be next Space Force Chief of Space Operations > United States Space Force > News

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman has been nominated to be U.S. Space Force’s next Chief of Space Operations. If confirmed by the Senate, Saltzman will become the service’s highest ranking officer and the second Chief of Space Operations in the young service’s history. Saltzman will step into the position currently held by Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, who has led the Space Force since its establishment in December 2019.  Raymond is projected to retire later this year.”I am very honored and humbled by the nomination to be the second Chief of Space Operations. If confirmed, Jennifer and I will be committed to building on the incredible foundation Gen. Jay and Mollie Raymond put in place for our service and we are forever grateful for their service and dedic...
US Air and Space Forces senior leaders emphasize need for strong alliances and ‘interoperability’ on European tour
Space Force

US Air and Space Forces senior leaders emphasize need for strong alliances and ‘interoperability’ on European tour

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The senior-most civilian and military leaders of the Air and Space Forces crisscrossed Europe the week of July 10 carrying separate itineraries but a singular message - the importance of tight relationships with allies and partners, and the need to forge seamless "day-zero interoperability" that is "integrated by design."    In a series of engagements that spanned Italy, Germany and several in the United Kingdom, Department of the Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond each stressed that, to confront and deter China, Russia and other threats, a seamless and multi-domain collaboration with international allies and partners is essential.   &#...
Novavax provides new option for unvaccinated Airmen, Guardians > United States Space Force > News
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Novavax provides new option for unvaccinated Airmen, Guardians > United States Space Force > News

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) -- The Air Force will soon have the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine available after the U.S Food and Drug Administration authorized it for emergency use and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed it as another primary series option for adults ages 18 years and older. The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, which will be available in the coming weeks, is a two-dose vaccine that presents a new option for those who have been hesitant to receive the FDA fully licensed and approved mRNA vaccines, Pfizer Cominarty and Moderna Spikevax. One distinction from mRNA vaccines is that Novavax uses a traditional platform similar to other vaccines that Airmen and Guardians may have already received. “Most Airmen and Guardians have already received vaccines usin...
Space Development Agency Makes Awards for 28 Satellites to Build Tranche 1 Tracking Layer > United States Space Force > News
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Space Development Agency Makes Awards for 28 Satellites to Build Tranche 1 Tracking Layer > United States Space Force > News

The Space Development Agency (SDA) today announced the award of two prototype agreements with a total potential value over $1.3 billion for the establishment of the Tranche 1 (T1) Tracking Layer, providing the initial missile warning/missile tracking warfighting capability of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA). These satellites will begin to launch in April 2025.  The agreements are awarded to teams led by L3Harris Technologies, Inc. of Melbourne, Fla. and Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems of Redondo Beach, Calif. to each build a space segment consisting of two planes with seven space vehicles per plane – 14 satellites from each performer for a total of 28 satellites in four planes – to collect infrared data and provide network communications. Each agree...