Aug. 24, 2021

USSPACECOM declares Initial Operational Capability

Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, declared the nation’s 11th combatant command achieved initial operational capability Aug. 24.

Aug. 23, 2021

JTF-SD hosts Senate Committee representatives

SCHRIEVER SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Brig. Gen. Dennis Bythewood, Joint Task Force-Space Defense deputy commander; Maj. Gen. Brook Leonard, U.S. Space Command chief of staff and Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Simmons, JTF-SD command senior enlisted leader, welcome Frank Garcia, Jen Barrett, Matt Pylypciw and Jon Estridge, Senate Select Committee on

Aug. 23, 2021

New SECAF makes first visit to JTF-SD, space ops units

SCHRIEVER SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall recognizes Tech. Sgt. Scott Erway, Joint Task Force-Space Defense NCO in Charge of Monitoring, during his visit to the organization Aug. 23, 2021 at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. The Secretary also recognized Maj. Adam Easley, National Space Defense Center mission

Aug. 19, 2021

UK Director of Space visits CFSCC

Royal Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Harvey Smyth, the space director for the U.K. Ministry of Defence, and his team visited the Combined Force Space Component Command on Aug. 17, 2021, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. During the visit to CFSCC, Smyth and his team received briefings on and toured the new CFSCC headquarters building, the Combined Space Operations Center and the 18th Space Control Squadron. Smyth’s visit highlights the strong partnership the United Kingdom and the United States share in the space domain.

Aug. 11, 2021

Hyten says sensors pinpointing missile threats worldwide are critical capability

Detection of missile threats on a global scale is perhaps the number one capability needed by the Defense Department because if a missile cannot be identified, it can't be destroyed, the vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said.