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Department of the Air Force outlines new Body Composition Program for Airmen, Guardians > United States Space Force > News
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Department of the Air Force outlines new Body Composition Program for Airmen, Guardians > United States Space Force > News

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The Department of the Air Force is establishing new Body Composition Program standards for Airmen and Guardians after the abdominal circumference was removed from the Air Force-specific Physical Fitness Assessment in 2020.   Both the Air and Space Forces released the new Waist-to-Height Ratio BCP policy in January, with assessments to begin April 2023. The Body Composition Assessment is a separate and distinct measurement that is not part of the DAF Physical Fitness Assessment.  WHtR measures excess fat distribution in the abdominal region and is calculated by dividing waist circumference by height. Excess fat distribution in the abdominal region is associated with increased health risk.  “The goal of the new program is to empower Airmen t...
DEL 5 ISRD operations superintendent wins William O. Studeman award > United States Space Force > News
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DEL 5 ISRD operations superintendent wins William O. Studeman award > United States Space Force > News

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. – A Space Delta 5 (DEL 5) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division (ISRD) operations superintendent recently was notified of their accomplishment of winning the William O. Studeman award early this month. The winner, U.S. Space Force Master Sgt. Josef Margetiak, was selected for this award amongst early- and mid-career military members across the DoD for his contributions over the last 3-to-5 years to his unit’s mission, intelligence and national security communities, and national level impacts. “ISRD provides timely, all-source analysis on adversary activities around the world,” Margetiak said. “We provide signals analysis, imagery support, targeting options to combatant commands, intel support to floor operations, and pe...
STARCOM Guardian recognized as one of USSF’s best > United States Space Force > News
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STARCOM Guardian recognized as one of USSF’s best > United States Space Force > News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Tech. Sgt. Jake Harris grew up in a community just outside the gates of Warner Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, where he was surrounded by patriotism.This sense of patriotism was fostered by many active-duty and retired military members who were his leaders, coaches, and role models through his participation in various organizations such as his church, scouts, sports, and school leadership councils.“These people instilled a love of America and a desire to serve my country in my heart,” Harris said. “I always knew that I would serve my nation one day.”Service to others – whether to his country or community – has always been a foundational aspect of his life.After high school, as an Elder for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Harris served a full-ti...
Space Systems Command Guardians Providing STEM Outreach to Area Schools > United States Space Force > News
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Space Systems Command Guardians Providing STEM Outreach to Area Schools > United States Space Force > News

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- For the third year in a row, United States Space Force personnel, including Guardians from Space Systems Command (SSC), are visiting schools across the United States and around the world this month as part of the STEMtoSpace program.STEMtoSpace was designed to facilitate virtual connections between Space Force Guardians and K-12 classrooms to share the importance of STEM careers related to space as well as how the Space Force contributes to national security and daily life all across America and the world.More than 300 Space Force volunteers participated in STEMtoSpace engagements last year,  reaching close to 184,000 students across all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, South Korea, Japan, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Italy.T...
Space Force activates component field command for U.S. Forces Korea > United States Space Force > News
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Space Force activates component field command for U.S. Forces Korea > United States Space Force > News

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The U.S. Space Force officially activated and assigned U.S. Space Forces – Korea to the U.S. Forces Korea sub-unified command in a ceremony Dec. 14 here. Lt. Col. Joshua McCullion assumed command of the new SPACEFOR-KOR, a subordinate unit to U.S. Space Forces – Indo-Pacific, whose mission is to further synchronize space operations in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. “Today marks the next milestone in strengthening our ironclad commitment to the U.S.-Korean alliance,” said McCullion. “Our U.S. and Republic of Korea alliance was forged more than 70 years ago, as we stood shoulder-to-shoulder in war. With the world around us evolving, so, too, must we.” Gen. Paul LaCamera, United Nations Command / Combined Forces Com...