Feb. 13, 2020

Combined Space Operations initiative welcomes France and Germany

The Principals’ Board for the Combined Space Operations initiative came together in Ottawa, Canada, for its annual meeting this week to formally recognize the addition of France and Germany to the CSpO initiative. Participants also discussed the current and future space environment; coordinated policy, global operations and capabilities; and addressed challenges and opportunities that have arisen in the previous year.

Feb. 11, 2020

German delegation visits Vandenberg, discusses future space cooperation

German Air Force Lt. Gen. Klaus Habersetzer, Commander, Air Operations Command, German Federal Intelligence Service Maj. Gen. Werner Sczesny, Vice-President for Military Affairs, and German Air Force Brig. Gen. Burkhard Pototzky, Director for Space Operations, visited space operators and facilities at Vandenberg AFB to discuss current multinational operations and future bilateral cooperation Feb. 5-6, 2020.

Jan. 30, 2020

Army space embraces major changes as new battlefield emerges

After Capt. Robert Franchino attended the basic course for Army space cadre, the military intelligence officer was hooked. "It lit a fire," he said. "I was interested and engaged the entire time, and I just knew I wanted to be involved in space operations somehow in the military for the rest of my career." Now a space operations officer through U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense School's Functional Area 40 qualification course, Franchino said he's excited about the work.

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.