US Space Command

Army SMDC commander discusses integration in space, missile defense

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — The Army’s senior air defender discussed current and future developments in space and missile defense during the 25th annual Air, Space and Missile Defense Association luncheon Feb. 25. Lt. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, delivered the luncheon’s keynote speech, addressing the importance of space and missile defense capabilities and furthering them through integration of systems and staff.

Combined Space Operations initiative welcomes France and Germany

OTTAWA, Canada — The Principals’ Board for the Combined Space Operations initiative came together in Ottawa, Canada, for its annual meeting this week to formally recognize the addition of France and Germany to the CSpO initiative. Participants also discussed the current and future space environment; coordinated policy, global operations and capabilities; and addressed challenges and opportunities that have arisen in the previous year.

German delegation visits Vandenberg, discusses future space cooperation

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — German Air Force Lt. Gen. Klaus Habersetzer, Commander, Air Operations Command, German Federal Intelligence Service Maj. Gen. Werner Sczesny, Vice-President for Military Affairs, and German Air Force Brig. Gen. Burkhard Pototzky, Director for Space Operations, visited space operators and facilities at Vandenberg AFB to discuss current multinational operations and future bilateral cooperation Feb. 5-6, 2020.

Army space embraces major changes as new battlefield emerges

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After Capt. Robert Franchino attended the basic course for Army space cadre, the military intelligence officer was hooked. "It lit a fire," he said. "I was interested and engaged the entire time, and I just knew I wanted to be involved in space operations somehow in the military for the rest of my career." Now a space operations officer through U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense School's Functional Area 40 qualification course, Franchino said he's excited about the work.

USSPACECOM expands key allied space partnerships through multi-nation operations

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — National security in the space domain continues to expand its operational coordination and capabilities between the U.S. Space Command and allied nations. A multi-national space force, a strategic defense partnership between several nations including the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, operate together at the Combined Space Operations Center. Additional nations collaborating on space operations with the CSpOC include Germany, France and New Zealand.

AFSPC hosts first Direct Ascent Program

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Air Force Space Command recently hosted its first-ever Direct Ascent Program, an initiative created to bring together top-performing company grade and non-commissioned officers to broaden their scope and understanding of the AFSPC mission and larger strategic picture of the evolving space structure within the Department of Defense.

AFSPC hosts first Direct Ascent Program

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Air Force Space Command recently hosted its first-ever Direct Ascent Program, an initiative created to bring together top-performing company grade and non-commissioned officers to broaden their scope and understanding of the AFSPC mission and larger strategic picture of the evolving space structure within the Department of Defense.

Deputy SecDef, SecAF meet with Space leaders, joint warfighters on Front Range

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist and Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett completed their first official trips to Peterson AFB to learn about military space operations from U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command leaders and space operators Nov. 1.This was the first time Norquist and Barrett toured the National Space Defense

USSPACECOM, Finnish Air Force sign Memorandum of Understanding between Finland, US on space situational awareness cooperation

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo — Rear Adm. Marcus A. Hitchcock, U.S. Space Command plans and policy director, and Maj. Gen. Pasi Jokinen, commander of the Finnish Air Force, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Finland and the United States on space situational awareness cooperation today in Helsinki, Finland.These agreements foster openness, predictability of space

Formal recognition of Joint Task Force-Space Defense expands USSPACECOM’s Protect and Defend Mission

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Commander of U.S. Space Command, Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, along with BG Thomas L. James, recognized the establishment of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, during a ceremony here Monday.JTF-SD is one of two subordinate commands to the newly formed USSPACECOM with a mission to conduct, in unified action with mission partners, space superiority

USSPACECOM hosts 6th space experiment with 16 international partners

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The sixth iteration of Global Sentinel 2019 brought 16 nations together at the Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation in Suffolk, Virginia, Sept. 23-27. U.S. Space Command led the annual international space experiment designed to promote spaceflight safety, international cooperation and data sharing.GS19 provided an opportunity for 10 participating

4th Space Operations Squadron gains Enhanced Polar System

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The 4th Space Operations Squadron officially gained command of the Enhanced Polar System satellite Sept. 25, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.EPS includes two satellites to 4th SOPS, increasing the squadron’s arsenal to 25 satellites.First Lt. Scott Podlogar, 4th SOPS EPS contracting officer representative, said EPS is unique because of where

NRO, USSPACECOM exercise the protection and defense of space assets

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in collaboration with the newly re-established U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) concluded its participation in the 13th Air Force Space Command Schriever Wargame today, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. The two-week long wargame demonstrated how NRO, USSPACECOM, and the broader space community

US Space Command recognizes establishment

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — U.S. Space Command Commander Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond recognized the establishment of the nation’s 11th combatant command in a joint ceremony Sept. 9 2019.Following the formal establishment ceremony in the White House Rose Garden on Aug. 29, the early September ceremony provided an opportunity for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines to hear

Combined Force Space Component Command established at Vandenberg AFB

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, commander, U.S. Space Command, ordered the establishment of two subordinate commands to support the warfighting efforts of the command — Combined Force Space Component Command and Joint Task Force Space Defense — immediately following the establishment of USSPACECOM on Aug. 29, 2019. Raymond appointed Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting as CFSCC commander, and Brig. Gen. Matthew W. Davidson as the deputy commander; with a mission to plan, integrate, conduct, and assess global space operations in order to deliver combat relevant space capabilities to combatant commanders, coalition partners, the Joint Force and the nation.

USSPACECOM, Finnish Air Force sign Memorandum of Understanding between Finland, US on space situational awareness cooperation

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo — Rear Adm. Marcus A. Hitchcock, U.S. Space Command plans and policy director, and Maj. Gen. Pasi Jokinen, commander of the Finnish Air Force, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Finland and the United States on space situational awareness cooperation today in Helsinki, Finland.These agreements foster openness, predictability of space

Formal recognition of Joint Task Force-Space Defense expands USSPACECOM’s Protect and Defend Mission

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Commander of U.S. Space Command, Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, along with BG Thomas L. James, recognized the establishment of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, during a ceremony here Monday.JTF-SD is one of two subordinate commands to the newly formed USSPACECOM with a mission to conduct, in unified action with mission partners, space superiority

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