National Space Intelligence Center to officially open at Wright-Patterson
The National Space Intelligence Center (NSIC) is launching operations at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, with a private ceremony scheduled Friday marking the milestone.
Air Force to launch free maternity uniform pilot program at 10 locations
Pregnant airmen and guardians at 10 bases across the country and in Japan will soon be able to receive free maternity uniform items through the Maternity Uniform Pilot Program, or “Rent the Camo.”
US Space Force accepting transfer applications
The U.S. Space Force is accepting Interservice Transfer Program applications until June 30, 2022.
Colorado recommended for Space Command HQ, but Alabama chosen in final White House meeting
Defense Department officials told former President Donald Trump’s administration that setting up Space Command in Colorado would allow for a quicker path to full operations, but they came away with a decision to move the headquarters to Alabama.
National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson welcomes new commander
The National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base welcomed Col. Ariel Batungbacal as its commander Thursday.
Leaked Air Force and Space Force policies ease tattoo restrictions for some recruits
The Space Force will permit small neck tattoos, and the Air Force is waiving some size limits on hand tattoos, according to an Air Force Recruiting Service memo leaked recently on the popular Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook page.
Alabama senator: Colorado’s ‘sore loser syndrome’ in the way of Space Command’s move
U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama called on leaders to “embrace” the Air Force’s decision and that energy moving forward should focus on the relocation of Space Command from its startup home in Colorado Springs.
Colorado senators urge Air Force secretary to review findings of decision to move US Space Command
Colorado U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper met with Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall and implored him to review the findings of two agencies regarding President Donald Trump's decision to move U.S. Space Command from Colorado to Alabama.
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.