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Space Force

CMSSF makes inaugural CENTCOM Guardian visit > United States Space Force > Article Display
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CMSSF makes inaugural CENTCOM Guardian visit > United States Space Force > Article Display

U.S. CENTRAL COMMMAND AREA OF RESPSONSIBILITY (AFNS) --  In a historic first, Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force John Bentivegna made an official visit to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility July 12-14. This visit underscores the Space Force's commitment to supporting global operations and enhancing partnerships with allies in the region.During the visit, Bentivegna met with leaders and Guardians across the installation to emphasize the importance of addressing Great Power Competition. As geopolitical dynamics shift, the Space Force's role in ensuring space superiority and resilience becomes increasingly critical.  “Great Power Competition holds significant strategic importance for the Space Force," Bentivegna said. “...
SpOC stands ready to meet the demands of Great Power Competition > United States Space Force > Article Display
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SpOC stands ready to meet the demands of Great Power Competition > United States Space Force > Article Display

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) --  Over the course of several weeks, Space Operations Command mission deltas worked tirelessly to develop and refine operational concepts to align and enhance their warfighting readiness. The Space Force Generation cycle enables continuous, integrated and increasingly dynamic developmental opportunities which allows commanders to assess and certify combat-ready space power for combatant command and service assigned missions and operational activities.    As part of this cycle, SpOC completed its first certification exercise, certifying teams as combat ready to enter the first SPAFORGEN’s ‘commit’ phase. The recurring field command-level exercise allows the SpOC commander to assess the readiness of the ...
NASA study advances potential for Mars habitation > United States Space Force > Article Display
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NASA study advances potential for Mars habitation > United States Space Force > Article Display

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AFNS) --  In a groundbreaking NASA study set against the remote backdrop of North Dakota, Spc. 4 William Wallace, 4th Space Operations Squadron payload engineer, played a pivotal role in advancing the science community’s understanding of extraterrestrial agriculture. Holding a Bachelor of Science in biology, Wallace gained his leadership’s approval and answered the American Public University’s call for volunteers with STEM backgrounds to participate in a two-week space research mission at the University of North Dakota’s Integrated Lunar/Mars Habitat facility. After submitting...
Space Force announces space staff, international partnership > United States Space Force > Article Display
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Space Force announces space staff, international partnership > United States Space Force > Article Display

ARLINGTON, Va (AFNS) --  Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman announced a new addition to the Space Force headquarters staff, bringing a member of the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force to the organization. Air Marshal Paul Godfrey took the position June 17 and will serve the U.S. Space Force as assistant chief of Space Operations for Future Concepts and Partnerships after three years as the first commander of the U.K. Space Command.“This is a significant step forward in promoting closer cooperation with an important ally, and it exemplifies the kind of partnership we need to internalize as a service,” S...
Satellite communications mission brings Space Force to Navy town > United States Space Force > Article Display
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Satellite communications mission brings Space Force to Navy town > United States Space Force > Article Display

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AFNS) --  San Diego has long been known for its strong U.S. Navy presence, but many people may not know it’s also home to part of the U.S. Space Force.Space Systems Command’s Narrowband Satellite Communications program office was originally part of the Navy, delivering communications capabilities in the Ultra High Frequency spectrum to support deployments on land, air and sea, with voice services to data networks.On Oct. 1, 2021, the program — including 76 manpower authorizations and 13 satellites — was transferred to the Space Force’s SSC. Since the creation of the USSF as a separate service, space-related capabilities that were previously spread out across the U.S. Department of Defense have been consolidated within the USSF to in...