Startup company expected to launch first rocket from Vandenberg base this week
A new rocket is expected to launch from the Central Coast military base this week, and it’ll be a giant step forward for more than one reason.
UTEP, UT Austin join US Space Force partnership to help meet personnel, industry needs
UTEP and UT Austin are two of 11 universities chosen to join the Space Force’s University Partnership Program in fiscal year 2021.
US Space Command meets first capability milestone in Colorado Springs
The announcement means the command, which celebrates its second birthday since its 2019 rebirth next week, can effectively defend American interests in orbit while deterring rivals from attacking U.S. space assets.
University of Colorado, Space Force teaming up on research, workforce development
Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. David D. Thompson said the hope is to attract talent from geographic or cultural communities underrepresented in the military. Criteria for schools chosen for the partnership include a robust ROTC program and the quality of degrees in STEM, science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
New York lab designated as quantum research center for Air Force, Space Force
The Rome Air Force Research Lab was designated as the quantum information science research center for the U.S. Air Force and Space Force, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand's offices announced Tuesday in a joint statement.
A year after doctors said he wouldn’t be allowed to commission, Air Force Academy graduate joins the Space Force
Air Force Academy athlete Tanner Johnson refused to let go of his childhood dream of serving in the U.S. military, even after he was diagnosed at the start of his senior year with Type 1 diabetes, an automatically disqualifying condition.
Cavalier Air Force Station to be renamed Cavalier Space Force Station
The site will be re-designated as the Cavalier Space Force Station and will continue to serve in the tracking of Earth-orbiting objects.
Top general compares Space Command to a college football team
America created the U.S. Space Command nearly two years ago and the U.S. Space Force a year-and-a half later, the command’s top general said Tuesday. “And we still get questions on how they are, in fact, different,” Army Gen. James Dickinson said. “Many still confuse the two even to the point of assuming they are the same. That’s understandable.”
Airmen, guardians can carry over extra two months of leave for three years
Unused leave exceeding 60 days is normally lost at the end of each fiscal year, but coronavirus-related restrictions since last year have made it difficult for service members and others to take vacations.
Army veteran, former Pentagon acquisitions chief confirmed as Air Force secretary
The Army veteran will now serve as the top civilian in charge of the Air Force and Space Force and work alongside Air Force veteran and military adviser Gina Ortiz Jones, who was sworn in Monday as undersecretary of the Air Force.