Tag Archives: Air Force Space Command

Space Force Launches First Field Command; Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting Assumes Leadership

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The U.S. Space Force (USSF) has created and activated its first field command that will be led by Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, who received a nomination for the leadership post earlier this year. USSF said Wednesday that its Space Operations Command will function as one of the service branch's three field commands.

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Lt. Gen. David Thompson Assumes Vice Chief Role at Space Force

Lt. Gen. David Thompson

Lt. Gen. David Thompson has taken up his new role as the U.S. Space Force's vice chief of space operations, giving him the responsibility of supporting USSF's operational readiness. Thompson will focus on establishing USSF's Pentagon headquarters and a new Space Warfighting Integration Center (SWIC) alongside Gen. John Raymond

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Report: Shawn Barnes Appointed to Coordinate New Space Force, Acquisition Office

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Shawn Barnes, deputy principal assistant to the secretary of the U.S. Air Force for space, has been tapped to serve as coordinator for the process of organizing the Space Force headquarters and the sixth military branch's acquisition office, SpaceNews reported Tuesday.

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Stratcom, State University Form Space Data Sharing Partnership

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The U.S. Strategic Command and California Polytechnic State University have agreed to exchange situational awareness data in the space domain. Stratcom said Thursday it expanded the organization's SSA program to the academic sector by partnering with Cal Poly in the data-sharing initiative.

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USAF Space Command Strategizes on Enterprise Data

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Air Force Space Command presented a new enterprise data strategy that organizes and integrates activities across multiple data sources. AFSPC unveiled the new strategy at the command’s Chief Data Office Innovation Summit that took place July 30 to 31 at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, Patrick AFB said Tuesday.

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Gen. John Raymond Senated-Confirmed to Lead U.S. Space Command

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The U.S. Senate has confirmed Gen. John Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, to lead the new, larger U.S. Space Command, The Hill reported Thursday. He will concurrently lead the Air Foce and national space commands as a dual-role official. U.S. Space Command will support the military's efforts to boost space security.

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