David Norquist, Deputy Secretary of Defense, and Barbara Barrett, Secretary of the Air Force, toured the National Space Defense Center and the 1st Space Operations Squadron at Schriever AFB, Nov. 1, 2019. They conducted a table-top exercise which...
Rear Adm. Marcus A. Hitchcock (right), U.S. Space Command plans and policy director, and Maj. Gen. Pasi Jokinen (left), commander of the Finnish Air Force, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Finland on Space...
Joint and Coalition space officials from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States attended a ceremony to formally recognize the establishment of Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) at Vandenberg AFB,...
Joint Task Force Space Defense will execute its protect and defend mission through its operations center, the National Space Defense Center, space situational awareness units and emerging space defense units.
USSPACECOM Stand up ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Co.
President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence officially establish U.S. Space Command as the Defense Department’s 11th combatant command during a signing ceremony at the White House, Aug. 29, 2019.
Christopher Scolese, nominated to serve as director of the National Reconnaissance Office, and Air Force Gen. John Raymond, nominated to command U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command, testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services...
U.S. Air Force Col. David Ashley, senior Materiel Leader from the Military Satellite Communications Directorate, discuss the relationship between Space Wing and Air Wing, during the transport of the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5)...
Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) launched its tenth Wideband Global SatCom (WGS) at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The satellite is a partnership between the US Air Force and US Army. The launch completes the WGS constellation originally planned and...
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Cecily Agu, Delta IV propulsion engineer, from the Space and Missile Systems Center(SMC), talks about her responsibilities at the Space and Missile Systems center as a propulsion engineer, and what her general experience have...
The 460th medical ops squadron developed a new and innovative program to increase the effectiveness of our space operators.
Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory discuss their ongoing space research and development efforts. Topics include the development of GPS technology, space mission support capability, the study of space plasmas, free space optics,...
The Regional Satellite Communications Support Center-Pacific in Hawaii comprises Space Soldiers and civilians who provide 24/7/365 satellite communications planning, engineering and satellite payload management for all Department of Defense satellite communications systems. Last week, the RSSC-PAC responded to an urgent request from the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command for additional bandwidth to enable telemedicine and other online capabilities aboard the ship. (U.S. Army photo by Carrie David Campbell)
Space Soldiers support critical COVID-19 response by USNS Mercy
By 1st Sgt. Robert Segin | March 30, 2020
Soldiers and civilians from the Regional Satellite Communications Support Center-Pacific, or RSSC-PAC, an element of the U.S. Army Satellite Operations Brigade, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, responded this week to an urgent request from the Mercy and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command for additional bandwidth to enable telemedicine and other online capabilities aboard the ship.

Brig. Gen. DeAnna Burt, Director of Operations and Communications, United States Space Force, formally declared initial operational capability and operational acceptance of the Space Fence radar system, located on Kwajalein Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, March 27, 2020.
USSF announces initial operational capability, operational acceptance of Space Fence
By 2nd Lt. Kristen Shimkus | March 27, 2020
United States Space Force officials formally declared initial operational capability and operational acceptance of the Space Fence radar system, located on Kwajalein Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, March 27. Space Fence provides significantly improved space surveillance capabilities to detect and track orbiting objects such as commercial and military satellites, depleted rocket boosters and space debris in low, medium and geosynchronous Earth orbit regimes.

U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond conducts a press briefing with the Pentagon Press Corps to address Space Force response efforts for COVID-19 at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., March 27, 2020.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)
Space missions support whole-of-government approach during COVID-19 pandemic
By Charles Pope, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs | March 27, 2020
Gen. John "Jay" Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force and Commander, United States Space Command, said Friday the U.S. Space Force and U.S. Space Command are maintaining all mission requirements and capabilities despite the expanding scope of COVID-19 and the aggressive actions necessary to shield personnel from the disease.

General John W. "Jay" Raymond

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