Air Force and Space Force strength garner low marks while Marines make strides, report says
The Air Force and Space Force were graded as “weak” in an annual assessment of military power that found both services to be underequipped to carry out the full spectrum of their respective missions.
Colorado lawmakers push to hold Space Command move until investigations into Alabama choice are complete
Two reviews into the Air Force’s decision to move U.S. Space Command from Colorado to Alabama should be out by spring 2022, but Colorado lawmakers are asking for the investigations to be expedited before taxpayer money is spent on the relocation.
Proposal imagines Air Force Academy facility with food that’s out of this world
The cadet club USAFA Green designed an agricultural testing facility for entry into the Air Force’s annual Spark Tank innovation challenge. While it would be based in Colorado Springs, Colo., it would allow research for “any environment,” they say.
Hundreds of thousands of US troops have not yet complied with vaccine mandate as deadlines near
Military officials explain the variance in vaccination rates, in part, by pointing to the staggered deadlines each of the services set for personnel to comply while expressing optimism that, as those dates approach, numbers will quickly rise and a vast majority of troops will carry out their orders.
Hypersonic missile facility in Alabama begins operations
Operations in a new 65,000-square-foot Lockheed Martin facility in Courtland, Ala., began Monday to assemble hypersonic missiles that will become pivotal to the nation’s defense.
Earth-monitoring satellite launches from Vandenberg Space Force Base
The latest in a series of U.S. satellites that has recorded human and natural impacts on Earth's surface for decades was launched into orbit from California on Monday to ensure continued observations in the era of climate change.
Space Force rank insignia sends senior enlisted members symbolically into orbit
The Space Force this week unveiled its enlisted rank designs and a prototype service dress uniform as the newest military service looks to set itself apart from the Air Force while drawing on its heritage.
Air Force sets coronavirus vaccination deadline for airmen, guardians
Active-duty airmen and Space Force guardians who do not have a valid exemption must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Nov. 2, and reservists and Guardsmen by Dec. 2.
Colorado congressmen push measure to give Space Force part-time troops
While every other service branch has a reserve component, the Space Force was created with only full-time troops on its roster.
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.