Nov. 23, 2020

Shaw receives third star, transfers to Space Force

U.S. Space Command's incoming deputy commander was promoted to lieutenant general and officially transferred from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Space Force during a ceremony Nov. 23, 2020, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Nov. 20, 2020

Missile defense brigade wins Omaha Trophy for strategic deterrence

The 100th Missile Defense Brigade was presented with the U.S. Strategic Command’s Omaha Trophy for Global Operations on Nov. 19 at Peterson Air Force Base. This is the first time an Army unit and the first time an Army National Guard unit has been selected for this prestigious honor, which recognizes outstanding support to the USSTRATCOM mission of strategic deterrence.

Nov. 18, 2020

Army astronaut receives prestigious qualification device

Lt. Col. Anne McClain received the Army astronaut device from Gen. James Dickinson, commander of U.S. Space Command, during a Nov. 10 ceremony at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Nov. 16, 2020

CFSCC welcomes new commander, high expectations set for combined space operations

Just over a year after its activation, the Combined Force Space Component Command welcomed its newest commander in front of a mask-donned gathering of CFSCC staff, community members, partner-nation representatives and others during change of command ceremony at the Combined Space Operations Center. Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt assumed command of the multinational, joint space operations arm of U.S. Space Command from Maj. Gen. John Shaw, who is set to receive his third star and move to Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, to be the deputy commander for USSPACECOM.

Nov. 13, 2020

Marine Corps commandant directs activation of space service component

Gen. David H. Berger, Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed the activation of a new Marine Corps forces command subordinate to the newest unified combatant command, United States Space Command.

Video by Dennis Carlyle
U.S. Space Command Year in Review
United States Space Command
Aug. 31, 2020 | 6:33
U.S. Space Command was formally established Aug. 29, 2019, at a White House ceremony. At the direction of the President of the United States, the Department of Defense established an 11th Unified Combatant Command, a critical step that underscored the “importance of the space domain and its strategic contributions to U.S. national security.” The establishment accelerated the United States’ space capabilities to address rapidly evolving threats to U.S. space assets and highlighted the importance of deterring potential adversaries from putting critical U.S. space systems at risk.

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