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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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Guard Leaders Raise the Alarm over Air Force Proposal for Part-Time Space Force Reserves

Air National Guard leaders are raising the alarm as military officials push to create part-time Space Force Guardians instead of standing up a new Space National Guard, which could mean an uncertain future for several hundred Guardsmen across the country. Currently, there are 14 Air National Guard units with space-related missions and about 2,000 personnel located in California, Alaska, Arkansas,

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New Bill Would Create Space National Guard Despite Military Leaders’ Push for Part-Time Guardians

Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced a bill Wednesday that would create a Space National Guard, even as military leaders float the idea of having full-time and part-time Space Force Guardians instead.  The Space National Guard Establishment Act would move Air National Guard members who conduct space missions under the Space Force’s command structure. A companion bill

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Watchdog Validates Decision to Move Space Command But Says Officials Didn’t Keep Adequate Records

When the Air Force announced plans to move U.S. Space Command from Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal last year, Colorado lawmakers immediately demanded an investigation. The state’s delegation in Washington was alarmed at the move of the command and its 1,400  jobs and millions in funding to Alabama, and the lawmakers asked the

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‘Space Force’ Gets the Ax After 2 Seasons

Netflix has been having a terrible month. The streamer’s stock price tumbled after the service saw its first-ever drop in users during the previous quarter, and Netflix is now canceling a huge number of shows as it tries to convince Wall Street that it can turn the business around. “Space Force,” the series from Steve Carell and “The Office” producer

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Netflix’s ‘Space Force’ Was Canceled but America’s Guardians Aren’t Sorry

When they heard “Space Force,” many Americans’ first thought wasn’t of the two-year-old U.S. Space Force military branch but, rather, a Netflix comedy series of the same name starring actor Steve Carell. The streaming giant’s show parodied military life in the newest service with an ensemble cast and made it difficult for the real Space Force’s Guardians to teach and

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Space Force Chief Shows Off Latest Service Dress Uniform Prototype. Yes, They Tweaked the Pants.

Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force, showed off the latest prototype of the service’s dress uniform during a Senate hearing Tuesday. The new version features notable changes after critics roasted an earlier iteration last year. Raymond’s well-tailored dress uniform, which he wore as he testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the service’s

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‘Space Force’ Is Now Official to the VA, but Not Everyone Is on the Same Page

Jim Absher is a Military.com benefits columnist. The Department of Veterans Affairs has officially recognized the Space Force as a branch of the military, nearly 2½ years after the service was established. The Space Force was created on Dec. 20, 2019, when then-President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act. While the Space Force was created in fiscal year

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