Senators introduce legislation to create Space National Guard under Space Force
A bipartisan group of senators are calling for the creation of a Space National Guard, reviving a yearslong effort to place Air National Guard members working for the U.S. Space Force directly under the command of the military’s newest branch.
Air Force followed the law in selecting Redstone Arsenal for Space Command, Pentagon watchdog finds
However, the inspectors could not verify three of the 21 criteria used in the process, so the service agreed to re-analyze the issues of child care, affordability of housing and access to military and veteran support services before finalizing its decision to build its Space Command HQ at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala.
Lawmakers fight to keep US Space Command in Colorado Springs
A Government Accountability Office report, requested by U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado, found "significant shortfalls" in the "transparency and credibility" of the process leading up to the January 2021 decision by the outgoing Trump administration to award the headquarters of U.S. Space Command to Huntsville, Ala.
Florida senators lead bipartisan push to bring Space Force training HQ to Space Coast
The lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall asking for STARCOM, the Space Training and Readiness Command, which is one of three Space Force field command units, to be based at Patrick Space Force Base and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Brevard County.
More Air Force, Space Force jobs are eligible for re-enlistment bonuses this year
The Air Force announced 63 specialties are eligible for bonuses for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, up from the 40 qualifying positions in the previous year.
Space Force to launch its first guardians-only basic training in May
Space Force is set to train its new recruits separately from the Air Force for the first time next month when it launches its inaugural guardians-only Basic Military Training class, service officials said Tuesday.
Vice President Harris says US will halt tests of anti-satellite missiles
The Biden administration announced Monday it is barring anti-satellite missile testing by the United States, a move that White House officials say is meant to underscore its hopes of establishing new norms for military action in space.
Chief architect officer for Air Force exits, saying US is at risk of losing tech edge
Preston Dunlap, who handed in his resignation on Monday after three years in the post at the U.S. Space Force and U.S. Air Force, was responsible for pushing more technology into a $70 billion budget for research, development and acquisition.
Chinese and Russian ambitions in space pose threat, Pentagon warns
A new report issued by the Defense Intelligence Agency, “Challenges to Security in Space,” notes that China and Russia have increased their space assets by nearly 70 percent over the past two years. This follows a period between 2015 and 2018 when their inventories doubled.
Air Force opens up checkbook in quest to keep sought-after pilots from private sector 
The service is promising some aviators up to $420,000 over 12 years, according to a 2022 bonus program document released Monday.
Russia’s Ukraine invasion has escalated a brewing battle over space
Friction with the Kremlin, most recently aggravated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has seeped into space, exacerbating tensions over the rules of behavior there and halting negotiations over space weapons at a time when the battlegrounds of war are moving to the edges of Earth’s atmosphere.
Navy offering bonus of $25,000 to all recruits who ship out by June
The Navy announced Thursday that for the first time the service will offer an active-duty enlistment bonus of $25,000 to anyone joining for any job in the service. However, they must be able to ship out to boot camp by the end of June.
Vandenberg SFB to launch SpaceX rocket April 15
A SpaceX rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office mission will blast off from Vandenberg Space Force Base this month.
Space Force announces contender locations for STARCOM training headquarters
Under consideration are Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif.; Buckley, Schriever and Peterson Space Force bases in Colorado.; Patrick Space Force Base, Fla.; and Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., which is slated to be home to Space Systems Command and renamed as a Space Force base.
Space Force budget requests more money to add guardians and keep pace with Chinese advances
The service’s budget proposal is about $7 billion more than last year’s request and marks the first year that the Space Force will maintain its own personnel accounts.
Colorado lawmakers ask Biden to consider Russia’s war on Ukraine when making final call on Space Command’s location
Congressional lawmakers who represent Colorado want President Joe Biden to consider Russia’s invasion of Ukraine when making a final decision about a permanent headquarters for U.S. Space Command.
Australia partners with the Pentagon on space defense
Australia’s military has lifted its gaze upward with a new “Space Command” and a partnership with the Pentagon.
Aerospace companies urge Colorado senators to fight to keep Space Command
More than a dozen aerospace companies throughout the state rallied together to say Colorado should be the permanent home for U.S. Space Command.
Tuberville defends Space Command move against another Senate challenge
The Air Force plan to move U.S. Space Command headquarters to Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal drew another congressional challenge in Washington this week, this time from U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D- New Hampshire), and another defense from an Alabama senator.