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The U.S. Space Force is the 6th independent U.S. military service branch, tasked with missions and operations in the rapidly evolving space domain. As of June 2020, its headquarters has yet to be announced.

Space Force was signed into law Dec. 20, 2019 as part of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. SpaceForce.mil went live shortly thereafter.

On June 18, 2018, President Donald Trump directed the Pentagon to begin planning for a Space Force. The U.S. Space Force would be the first new military service in more than 70 years, following the establishment of the U.S. Air Force in 1947.

Find the latest news and information on the U.S. Space Force including top stories, technology, policies, leadership, and more.

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Lawmakers Plea for Colorado Springs’ Space Command Headquarters, As Air Force Decision Looms

The Department of the Air Force hasn’t yet issued its final word on the location of U.S. Space Command headquarters — a decision that will determine whether the base remains at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs or moves to Huntsville, Ala. — but a decision is coming. ETA, fall 2022. Two recently completed federal inquiries, by the Department of Defense’s Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office, into

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Space Force Unveiled Its Official Service Song. It’s Not a Banger.

The Space Force finally has an official song, three years after becoming the sixth service branch of the U.S. military. Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond unveiled the song — titled “Semper Supra” after the service’s motto, which means “Always Above” in Latin — Tuesday at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference, describing it as “something

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Nominee for Top Space Force Job Grilled over National Guard

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Space Force was hammered with questions from several senators Tuesday over whether he wants to create a National Guard for the service or allow part-time active-duty Guardians instead. Lt. Gen. Bradley Saltzman, who was selected last month as Biden’s preferred pick to replace outgoing Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, faced

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Current, Former Military Leaders Call for Space National Guard, Express Frustration with Lawmaker Opposition

The United States Space Force was established nearly three years ago to maintain America’s “edge in space,” but current and former leaders in the National Guard believe lawmakers’ denial of a reserve group under the fledgling military branch is undermining that mission. Former National Guard Bureau chief Gen. Joseph Lengyel (USAF, Ret.) and Adjutant Gen. of Colorado U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Laura Clellan discussed the need for a Space National Guard during an

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Air Force and Space Force Consider Testing Out Beards

The Department of the Air Force is discussing a pilot program that would allow airmen and Guardians to grow beards, one of the most requested changes to uniform and grooming standards among service members. The potential test comes as other service branches have crafted policies that limit shaving for troops — particularly African American men — who suffer from painful

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Space Force Takes Over All Military Satellite Communications

The Army transferred some of its satellite operations to the Space Force on Monday, marking the latest move to reorganize and grow the youngest military branch. In addition to control of the communication satellites, 500 people will transfer from the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command, based in Huntsville, Alabama, to Schriever Space Force Base in Colorado as part of

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Could Access to Abortion Services Change Where the Military Stations Troops?

Air Force officials are expected to make their final decision on whether to move U.S. Space Command from Colorado to Alabama in the coming weeks, ending a nearly two-year saga over where the critical headquarters for space operations should be located. But the unexpected happened in June. The Supreme Court issued a ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade — known

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