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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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No-Salute Zones, Watch Caps, Gym Bags: Air Force Summarizes New Policies Following Raft of Changes

The Air Force has republished its dress and personal appearance instruction to account for a wide range of policy updates and changes made in recent years so airmen can know whether they’re following the rules. In addition to the updated instruction, the service also released graphics that detail the new policies for hair and mustache length, neck tattoos, nail polish

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Space Force May Soon Offer 8-Year Active-Duty Enlistment Options for New Guardians

The Space Force hopes to offer new Guardians the option of serving the regular eight-year enlistment — with four years typically spent on active duty and four in the Individual Ready Reserve component — entirely on active duty, in an effort to retain highly skilled new recruits. “The Space Force is carefully considering the impact of voluntary extended enlistment contracts

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New or Retooled Cape Canaveral Launch Pads Considered for SpaceX Starship

The Department of Defense is looking for a new home for SpaceX’s Starship, launching the process to determine what the environmental impact would be to allow the world’s most powerful rocket to launch from Florida’s Space Coast. Led by the U.S. Air Force, which includes the Space Force, but working with NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Coast

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Russia Has Obtained a ‘Troubling’ Emerging Anti-Satellite Weapon, White House Says

WASHINGTON — The White House publicly confirmed on Thursday that Russia has obtained a “troubling” emerging anti-satellite weapon but said it cannot directly cause “physical destruction” on Earth. White House national security spokesman John Kirby said U.S. intelligence officials have information that Russia has obtained the capability but that such a weapon is not currently operational. U.S. officials are analyzing

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Air Force and Space Force Unveil Historic Changes with New Warrant Officer Ranks, Training, Structure

AURORA, Colorado — In one of the most sweeping changes in their history, Air Force and Space Force officials are renaming, reorganizing and rethinking their services’ structures so airmen and Guardians can be ready for competition with China. The changes include bringing back warrant officers — a plan first reported by Military.com — as well as changes to training; all

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Space Coast’s New General Spearheads More Cooperation with Private Space Companies

ORLANDO, Fla. — Brig. Gen. Kristin Panzenhagen wants commercial companies to solve Space Force problems, but if the U.S. Space Force can help them, that’s OK with her, too. That’s part of the message she delivered at the Space Mobility Conference at the Orange County Convention Center on Tuesday, bringing together a combination of military, civil and commercial players in

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