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Brig. Gen. Douglas Schiess to Take Director Role at Space Operations Command

BG Douglas Schiess

Brig. Gen. Douglas Schiess, commander of the U.S. Space Force’s 45th Space Wing, has been appointed director of space and cyber operations at the military branch’s Space Operations Command. Schiess concurrently serves as director of the Space Force’s Eastern Range at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, the Department of Defense (DoD) said Tuesday.

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Air Force Activates 867th Cyberspace Operations Group; Col. Jeffrey Phillips Quoted

Col. Jeffrey Phillips

The U.S. Air Force reorganized some units in order to form a new cyber group in support of U.S. Cyber Command in an effort to bring together cyber developers, operators and intelligence forces. The 867th cyberspace operations group at Fort Meade in Maryland will operate under the 67th cyberspace wing

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Lt. Gen. David Thompson Nominated as Vice Chief of Space Operations

Lt. Gen. David Thompson

Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of the U.S. Space Force, has been nominated by President Trump to serve as the service’s vice chief of space operations. Defense Secretary and 2020 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper also announced Thompson’s nomination for promotion to the rank of general. 

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Magellan GPS III Satellite Turned Over to Space Operations Command; Ed Byrne Quoted


Space Operations Command has received control of a GPS satellite designed to boost the accuracy of positioning, navigation and timing information threefold. Space and Missile Systems Center, now part of the U.S. Space Force, turned the second GPS III space vehicle or GPS III SV02 over to the command, Los Angeles Air Force Base said Tuesday.

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Brig. Gen. Michael Conley Given Role at Space Operations Command

Brig. Gen. Michael Conley, who leads U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command's 1st Special Operations Wing, has been appointed to fill a role at the U.S. Space Force. He will serve as vice commander of the USSF's Space Operations Command, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

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14th Air Force Changes Name to Space Operations Command

U.S. Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett ordered the redesignation of 14th AF as Space Operations Command when President Donald Trump signed the fiscal 2020 defense authorization bill on Dec. 20.

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4th Space Operations Squadron Secures Access of AEHF-4 Satellite

The Space and Missile Systems Center handed control of a satellite unit to the 4th Space Operations Squadron during a ceremony on May 3. Built by Lockheed Martin, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency-4 satellite has received operability status from SMC and is slated to join the 4th SOPS' satellite constellation, the Schriever Air Force Base said Wednesday.

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