Tag Archives: Space Force

Space Force Solicits “Good Taste” Names For Members

Posted to the official Space Force website: The U.S. Space Force is looking for feedback from U.S. military space professionals on what Space Force members should be called – similar to how the Air Force refers to its members as ‘Airmen’ or the Army refers to its members as ‘Soldiers’. Given the significance a name has to the identity and …

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Trump’s Budget Seeks $15.4 Billion For Space Force

Space News reports: The Trump administration’s $740.5 billion budget request for national defense in 2021 includes $15.4 billion for the U.S. Space Force, according to documents released by the Pentagon on Friday. The U.S. Space Force was established Dec. 20 as an independent service under the Department of the Air Force. In the 2021 budget the U.S. Air Force transferred …

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Space Force Logo Boldly Goes To Copyright Violation

CNN reports: President Donald Trump unveiled the new US Space Force logo on Friday — which seems to boldly go where one logo has gone before. Trump posted an image on Twitter of the insignia for the newest branch of the US military, drawing immediate comparisons of the new logo to the “Star Trek” Starfleet Starship duty insignia. A Space …

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The New Space Force Uniforms Are Camouflage

The Hill reports: The U.S. Space Force (USSF) late Friday unveiled camouflage uniforms bearing the branch’s first nametapes for its members. “The first #SpaceForce utility uniform nametapes have touched down in the Pentagon,” the service branch tweeted from its official account, attaching a photo of the uniforms. The uniforms were welcomed with praise by some, including the official Twitter account …

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Pentagon To Consult Trump On Space Force Uniforms

Roll Call reports: Defense Department brass are expected Wednesday afternoon to brief President Donald Trump on their plans for standing up a new military branch called the Space Force, and a Pentagon official said they may even present several logo options for the new armed service. The White House meeting is expected to include Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, Air …

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China Denounces US Space Force As “Direct Threat

The Associated Press reports: Rising space power China on Monday attacked the newly created U.S. Space Force as a “direct threat to outer space peace and security.” Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters that China is “deeply concerned about it and resolutely opposed to it.” “The relevant U.S. actions are a serious violation of the international consensus on the …

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Trump Signs Defense Bill Establishing Space Force

ABC News reports: The U.S. Space Force has become the nation’s newest branch of the military as President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which authorized the creation of the new military service. Space Force went into operation almost immediately after the legislation was signed into law, but many questions still need to be decided as to how …

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Senate Approves Spending Bill Creating Space Force

Reuters reports: Congress has passed an annual defense authorization bill following a vote in the Senate on Tuesday that includes a provision that creates a new space force branch of the armed services and provides all federal workers with 12 weeks of paid parental leave for the first time in American history. The bill passed by a vote of 86-8 …

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House Approves Bill Establishing Space Force

The New York Times reports: The House on Wednesday passed a $738 billion military policy bill that would authorize the creation of the Space Force and secure paid parental leave for more than two million federal workers. The 377-to-48 vote reflected broad bipartisan support for the compromise package, one of the nation’s most expensive military policy bills to date. It …

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Congress Trades Paid Parental Leave For Space Force

Space News reports: The leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on Dec. 9 unveiled the conference agreement they have reached for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. The conference report includes language to authorize a U.S. Space Force as an independent military branch under the Department of the Air Force. “The FY20 NDAA recognizes …

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Pentagon Declares Space Command Now In Operation

The Associated Press reports: Mindful of President Donald Trump’s intense interest in space, the Pentagon is declaring U.S. Space Command open for business as part of a broader effort to better defend American interests in space. But there’s still no Space Force . Trump planned to participate in a ceremony Thursday marking Space Command’s official establishment, or to be more …

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Stop Making Fun Of My Space Pirates

Mediaite reports: Ted Cruz has a Twitter problem. According to the Texas senator, his Twitter moments are filled with leftists making fun of him. As proof of his claim, Cruz included the Twitter moment centered around his comments during a Congressional hearing this week. During that hearing, Cruz suggested a space force is needed to defend the country against “pirates.” …

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Sen. Ted Cruz Issues Warning About “Space Pirates”

CNET reports: Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, alluded to space pirates in opening remarks for a hearing on “The Emerging Space Environment: Operational, Technical, and Policy Challenges” before the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space. Cruz referenced how the ancient Greeks and subsequent nations have called on naval forces to “protect water-borne travel and commerce from bad actors.” …

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Space Force To Cost Billions More Than DoD Estimate

Space News reports: The Congressional Budget Office estimates the new space organizations proposed by the Pentagon would require thousands of additional personnel and cost several billion dollars more than what DoD has projected. In a new report released on Wednesday, CBO lays out personnel requirements and cost estimates for several proposed space organizations. The most controversial, an independent military branch …

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Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson Resigns

The Air Force Times reports: Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson will resign and take a job in academia. The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Friday announced that it had voted unanimously to make Wilson the sole finalist to be president of the University of Texas at El Paso. Wilson, an Air Force Academy graduate, has been Air …

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Pentagon: The Space Force Won’t Fight Alien Invasions

Task & Purpose reports: Listen up conspiracy theorists, schizophrenics, and other beloved readers: Some of you out there might have been wondering if Space Force will fight aliens. During a roundtable on Friday, this reporter asked if Space Force is concerned about threats posed by extraterrestrial intelligence. The official answer: No. A December 2018 Defense Intelligence Agency report warns that, …

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DeSantis Asks Trump For Florida Space Command HQ

The Hill reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) sent a letter to President Trump Tuesday requesting that the United States Space Command be headquartered in Florida. DeSantis touted the Sunshine State’s ties to both the military and space travel, suggesting its existing relations would make Florida an ideal location to headquarter the command. “As the most military friendly state in …

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TODAY: Trump To Sign Order Creating Space Force

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump will sign a directive Tuesday creating the Space Force, a new branch of the military whose mission will be to monitor the heavens and protect the United States from attack, senior administration officials said. Money for the new program will be included in the administration’s proposed budget for 2020 that will come out next …

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Trump To Sign Order Establishing US Space Command

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order before the end of the year creating a U.S. Space Command as a major military command. Vice President Mike Pence will make the announcement Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, two U.S. officials said, and Trump could sign the order as soon as …

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REPORT: Trump May Fire Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson Because She Takes Dim View Of Space Force

Foreign Policy reports: President Donald Trump is peeved with Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson over her handling of his directive to stand up a separate Space Force in the U.S. military, and he’s considering ousting her after the midterm elections, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Foreign Policy. Wilson, a former Republican congresswoman from New Mexico, recently angered …

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