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Dec. 27, 2019

USSPACECOM expands key allied space partnerships through multi-nation operations

National security in the space domain continues to expand its operational coordination and capabilities between the U.S. Space Command and allied nations. A multi-national space force, a strategic defense partnership between several nations including the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, operate together at the Combined Space Operations Center. Additional nations collaborating on space operations with the CSpOC include Germany, France and New Zealand.

Dec. 4, 2019

AFSPC hosts first Direct Ascent Program

Air Force Space Command recently hosted its first-ever Direct Ascent Program, an initiative created to bring together top-performing company grade and non-commissioned officers to broaden their scope and understanding of the AFSPC mission and larger strategic picture of the evolving space structure within the Department of Defense.

Nov. 21, 2019

Shaw and Whiting trade places, both Space Commands win big

Air Force Maj. Gen. John E. Shaw took command of Combined Force Space Component Command and 14th Air Force from Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting during a change of command ceremony at the Combined Space Operations Center, Nov. 20.

Nov. 5, 2019

Deputy SecDef, SecAF meet with Space leaders, joint warfighters on Front Range

Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist and Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett completed their first official trips to Peterson AFB to learn about military space operations from U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command leaders and space operators Nov. 1.This was the first time Norquist and Barrett toured the National Space Defense

Nov. 4, 2019

USSPACECOM, Finnish Air Force sign Memorandum of Understanding between Finland, US on space situational awareness cooperation

Rear Adm. Marcus A. Hitchcock, U.S. Space Command plans and policy director, and Maj. Gen. Pasi Jokinen, commander of the Finnish Air Force, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Finland and the United States on space situational awareness cooperation today in Helsinki, Finland.These agreements foster openness, predictability of space

Oct. 22, 2019

Formal recognition of Joint Task Force-Space Defense expands USSPACECOM’s Protect and Defend Mission

Commander of U.S. Space Command, Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, along with BG Thomas L. James, recognized the establishment of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, during a ceremony here Monday.JTF-SD is one of two subordinate commands to the newly formed USSPACECOM with a mission to conduct, in unified action with mission partners, space superiority

Oct. 2, 2019

USSPACECOM hosts 6th 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 established 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 on 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