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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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Air Force Academy Will Have First Permanent Space Force Professor as More Cadets Become Guardians

The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is getting its first permanent professor who is a member of the Space Force, as interest in the newest military service branch continues to grow among cadets. Air Force Col. Luke Sauter, a permanent professor and head of the school’s astronautics department, will transfer into the Space Force on Friday during a formal

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Space Force Offering Bonuses Up to $20,000 for New Guardians with Tech Backgrounds

The Space Force has unveiled a wave of bonuses to lure recruits with highly specialized tech backgrounds to become Guardians. Bonuses range from $12,000 to $20,000 for certain technology certifications that could be used for the Space Force’s cyber career fields, according to a press release from the Department of the Air Force’s Recruiting Service. Earlier this month, the Department

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Dozens of Air Force and Space Force Jobs Now Eligible for Reenlistment Bonuses

The Air Force and Space Force announced Thursday that there would be reenlistment bonuses available for 63 job fields, a substantial increase in the number of career specialties eligible for more money to continue serving. For the Air Force, there are 51 career specialties ranging from Chinese and Russian language analysts to dental hygienists and military working dog handlers. A

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Space Force Will Have Its First Guardians-Only Boot Camp Class Next Month

The Space Force will finally have its first boot camp class consisting of only future Guardians, a pivotal move for the newest military branch, created two years ago, as it tries to forge its own identity. Between May and June, 72 men and women will go through boot camp at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, focused solely on becoming Guardians.

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Air Force Secretary Wants Part-Time Space Force Guardians, Not Reserves

The Department of the Air Force is pumping the brakes on creating a National Guard or reserve component for the Space Force, opting instead for full-time or part-time Guardians in a new congressional proposal. The legislative proposal, which was submitted to Congress earlier this month and approved by Force Secretary Frank Kendall, seemingly would combine the Space Force’s active-duty and

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Schriever Space Force Base Receives $30 Million for New Fitness Center

A project for a $30 million renovation of the fitness center at Schriever Space Force Base outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was approved last month, giving Guardians stationed in the rural area access to a more modern gym after several years of fighting for updates to the building. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., earmarked the project in the fiscal 2022

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Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Has Escalated a Brewing Battle over Space

WASHINGTON — A 57-second video posted by the Russian government last month caught the attention of scientists and diplomats, but not in a way that inspired optimism about the future of global cooperation in outer space. In it, Russian cosmonauts floated about the International Space Station, hugging and waving goodbye to an American astronaut. Then they entered their portion of

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