SpaceX cleared to loft US spy satellites using reusable boosters
The Space Force decision may give Elon Musk’s insurgent company a temporary edge in its latest competition with a Boeing-Lockheed joint venture that once had a monopoly on DOD satellite launches.
‘We’ll see what happens,’ Space Command leader says on HQ move to Redstone
Gen. James Dickinson said the move is pending final public comments on an environmental study of the proposed site on Redstone Arsenal. After that, he said, it “goes to the Air Force.”
Biden nominates deputy chief of Space Force operations to become service’s top officer
If confirmed by the Senate, Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman will become the second-ever chief of operations for Space Force, taking over for Gen. John “Jay” Raymond
Redstone Arsenal environmental study paves way for Space Command’s move to Alabama
An environmental review has found no problems with the proposed Huntsville site for a new U.S. Space Command headquarters, clearing what could be the last major official hurdle for the new command to move to Alabama.
Former commander of Wright-Patterson intelligence center headed for Qatar assignment
Brig. Gen. Maurizio Calabrese will serve as deputy commanding general for intelligence at the Over-the-Horizon Counterterrorism headquarters, U.S. Central Command, at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.
Department of Defense, Kirtland Air Force Base satellites launched into orbit
The Air Force Research Laboratory announced that its Recurve satellite was one of several satellites launched into low-earth orbit by the Virgin Orbit space system from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
Vandenberg missile rocket test ends in explosion seconds after launch
A planned test of a missile rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base ended in a fiery blast late Wednesday night after the rocket exploded several seconds into the launch.
ULA Atlas V launches from Cape Canaveral with missile warning satellite
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Friday evening while carrying a missile warning satellite among its payloads for the U.S. Space Force.
Space Force graduates first guardians to train under service-specific curriculum
The Space Force’s 71 newest guardians marched in two flights across a heat-scorched parade field, bringing yet another first to the youngest branch of the military — the first boot camp graduates to train under a unique, Space Force-centric curriculum.
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.