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Oct. 2, 2019

USSPACECOM Hosts Sixth Space Experiment with 16 International Partners

The sixth iteration of Global Sentinel 2019 brought 16 nations together at the Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation in Suffolk, Virginia, Sept. 23-27. U.S. Space Command led the annual international space experiment designed to promote spaceflight safety, international cooperation and data sharing.GS19 provided an opportunity for 10 participating

Oct. 2, 2019

Combined Force Space Component Command establishment ceremony held at Vandenberg

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, Oct. 1, 2019.

Sept. 25, 2019

4th Space Operations Squadron gains Enhanced Polar System

The 4th Space Operations Squadron officially gained command of the Enhanced Polar System satellite Sept. 25, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.EPS includes two satellites to 4th SOPS, increasing the squadron’s arsenal to 25 satellites.First Lt. Scott Podlogar, 4th SOPS EPS contracting officer representative, said EPS is unique because of where

Sept. 13, 2019

NRO, USSPACECOM exercise the protection and defense of space assets

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in collaboration with the newly re-established U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) concluded its participation in the 13th Air Force Space Command Schriever Wargame today, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. The two-week long wargame demonstrated how NRO, USSPACECOM, and the broader space community

Sept. 9, 2019

US Space Command Recognizes Establishment

U.S. Space Command Commander Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond recognized the establishment of the nation’s 11th combatant command in a joint ceremony here today.Following the formal establishment ceremony in the White House Rose Garden on August 29th, today’s ceremony provided an opportunity for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines to hear from the

Aug. 30, 2019

Combined Force Space Component Command Established at Vandenberg AFB

Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, Commander, U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM), ordered the establishment of two subordinate commands to support the warfighting efforts of the command -- Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC), and Joint Task Force Space Defense (JTF-SD), immediately following the establishment of USSPACECOM Aug. 29, 2019. Raymond appointed Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting as CFSCC Commander, and Brig. Gen. Matthew W. Davidson as the Deputy Commander; with a mission to plan, integrate, conduct, and assess global space operations in order to deliver combat relevant space capabilities to Combatant Commanders, Coalition partners, the Joint Force, and the Nation.

Aug. 30, 2019

NEW COMBATANT COMMANDER BEGINS ORGANIZING SPACE

U.S. Space Command Commander General John W. “Jay” Raymond, in his first official directives, established two subordinate commands that will jointly provide support to the new Unified Combatant Command. Combined Force Space Component Command and Joint Task Force Space Defense will focus the planning and execution of global space operations, activities and missions into two areas: 1) protection and defense from threats to U.S. space capabilities/forces and 2) maintaining and growing our national security space programs, combat-relevant space capabilities, and space cadre talent to increase warfighter lethality.

Aug. 29, 2019

US Space Command Establishment Ceremony Launches New Era of Space Superiority Capabilities

In a move to enhance the United States’ space superiority capabilities, President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike R. Pence, Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper, and Air Force General John W. “Jay” Raymond formally established the United States Space Command during a ceremony held today at the White House.

July 19, 2019

Celebrating Apollo 11: Remembering ERDC’s role in space

VICKSBURG, Miss. (July 20, 2019) – Fifty years ago, when Neil Armstrong took those first historic footsteps on the surface of the moon, one of the major tasks of his mission was to gather lunar soil and rocks to be studied back on Earth.  But even before the launch of the Apollo 11 mission that sent the first men to space, researchers at Waterways

July 19, 2019

Aiming higher: Airmen contribute to human spaceflight from Apollo to tomorrow

From Air Force Col. Nick Hague, who is currently aboard the International Space Station, all the way back to Buzz Aldrin, who was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot in the Korean War, Airmen are among the more than 60% of astronauts who came from the uniformed service.