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Air Force hosts service chiefs to discuss JADC2 > United States Space Force > News
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Air Force hosts service chiefs to discuss JADC2 > United States Space Force > News

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Reemphasizing a critical joint partnership in all-domain warfare, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. met with his fellow service chiefs from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Space Force June 24 to share advancements and discuss the way forward as the services work together to continue cultivating common ground on Joint All-Domain Command and Control.The meeting focused on the Defense Department’s progress and projections for JADC2 in order to identify opportunities for the services to align their developmental efforts and to identify the obstacles that may frustrate moving forward to achieve the objectives of JADC2 in support of the joint force.The senior leaders shared their views on areas of common agreement as well as areas where divergence ...
Kendall draws direct connection to mission success, diverse, fulfilled, accomplished Total Force > United States Space Force > News
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Kendall draws direct connection to mission success, diverse, fulfilled, accomplished Total Force > United States Space Force > News

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (AFNS) -- In a departure from past speeches focusing on operations and modernization, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, placed a heavier emphasis Sept. 19 in a high-profile address on personnel issues ranging from recruiting to housing and pay, combatting sexual harassment and coping with the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion. “Our competitors are deterred from aggression not just by weapons systems, but more importantly by a motivated, professional, empowered, and well-trained Joint Force,” Kendall said during his keynote address to the Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space and Cyber Conference.To an extent not often present in his previous public remarks, Kendall drew a dir...
Gen Raymond reflects on highlights of Space Force’s achievements and predicts ‘great history ahead’ > United States Space Force > News
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Gen Raymond reflects on highlights of Space Force’s achievements and predicts ‘great history ahead’ > United States Space Force > News

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (AFNS) -- In a speech that was as much an unofficial farewell as a proud update of the U.S. Space Force’s youthful evolution, Chief of Space Operations, Gen. John “Jay” Raymond told an influential audience Sept. 20 that the service is on a strong footing and that it has deftly avoided two major traps.The first, Raymond told Guardians and Airmen during his keynote address at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference is “that we wouldn’t think bold enough. The second challenge was that when we did think bold the bureaucracy might stifle our bold thinking. “We were dead set against either one of these happening. And if we did this right we wanted all of the other services looking over our shoulder jealous about what we built because we...
Austin pledges to ‘ease the load’ for service members  > United States Space Force > News
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Austin pledges to ‘ease the load’ for service members  > United States Space Force > News

WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department today laid out an array of efforts — some already underway and some on the horizon — that address the needs of married service members and their families, as well as single service members. In a memo titled "Taking Care of Our Service Members and Families," Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III outlined those efforts in greater detail, saying that taking care of people is a critical component of defending the nation.   "The Department of Defense has a sacred obligation to take care of our service members and families," Austin wrote in the m...
Defense Department moving ahead on recommendations to combat sexual assault > United States Space Force > News
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Defense Department moving ahead on recommendations to combat sexual assault > United States Space Force > News

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- Last year, an independent review commission ordered by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III put forth an array of recommendations designed to stop sexual assault and harassment in the military. Today, the Defense Department is well underway in implementing those recommendations, said the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness.On Capitol Hill Wednesday, Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr. told lawmakers at the House Armed Services Committee that the Defense Department now has a framework in place to track the implementation and effectiveness of its efforts and to provide regular progress reviews through senior leadership forums that includes membership from across the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the services."The level of oversight ...