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Aug. 17, 2022

Navy Helicopters and Air Force Pararescue Forces Conduct Astronaut Recovery Exercise

U.S. Space Command held an exercise Aug. 1-5 at Patrick Space Force Base, Fl., in preparation for the upcoming launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5, targeted for no earlier than September 29, 2022.

Aug. 16, 2022

UNARMED MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH FROM VANDENBERG

An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 12:49 a.m. PDT.

Aug. 12, 2022

U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. Navy Space / Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber / U.S. 10th Fleet holds Change of Command

Vice Adm. Craig A. Clapperton relieved Vice Adm. Ross Myers as Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (FCC) / U.S. Navy Space Command (NAVSPACECOM) / Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber / U.S. 10th Fleet (C10F), during a change of command ceremony at the C10F Headquarters, Aug. 4.Myers commended the 19,000-person enterprise for their innovative and

Aug. 11, 2022

SBIRS GEO-6 Launch Closes Out Two Decades of Progress in Missile Warning, Tracking and Detection; Next-Gen OPIR to Take the Helm

When the last of Space Systems Command’s (SSC) Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellites was launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Aug. 4, Lauro “Larry” Dungca and his wife were there, watching his first – and last - SBIRS launch.

Aug. 11, 2022

New USSPACECOM intelligence director visits JTF-SD

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Tom James, left, commander of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, and U.S. Space Force Brig. Gen. Brian D. Sidari, right, the new intelligence director of U.S. Space Command, pose for a photo at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 11, 2022. During his visit to the JTF-SD, Sidari received a mission brief and was indoctrinated on the organization’s mission. The JTF-SD’s mission is, in unified action with mission partners, to deter aggression, defend capabilities and defeat adversaries throughout the continuum of conflict in order to maintain space superiority in the USSPACECOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)