Tag Archives: Department of the Air Force

Air Force to Name Preferred Spacecom HQ Location in Early 2021

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The Department of the Air Force has unveiled the six finalists for the location of U.S. Space Command headquarters, with the winning site to be announced early next year. Department personnel will assess the downselected facilities through a site visit and a virtual tour based on criteria that include infrastructure capacity, community support, mission and cost factors. 

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Gen. James Dickinson: Spacecom Eyes HQ Relocation, Workforce Expansion in 2021

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Gen. James Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Space Command, has said the command seeks to expand its personnel beyond 1,000 ahead of the potential relocation of its headquarters in 2021. He noted that Spacecom is working to ensure that space is a “safe domain in which to operate.”

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Space Force Publishes First Doctrine to Define Service Mission; Gen. Jay Raymond Quoted

Gen. Jay Raymond

The U.S. Space Force has issued its first doctrine, a document that tackles the service branch's approach as a distinct military force and role in joint missions. The Space Force intends to update the doctrine over time based on future application and evaluation.

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Space Force’s Organizational Structure Unveiled; Gen. Jay Raymond Quoted

Gen. Jay Raymond

The U.S. Space Force’s organizational structure finalized by the Department of the Air Force will be composed of three echelons: field commands, deltas and squadrons. Space Systems Command (SSC), Space Operations Command (SpOC) and Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM) will serve as the military branch’s three field commands.

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U.S. Air Force Unveils Doctrine Annex for Joint All-Domain Operations

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The Department of the Air Force has issued a document that defines the involvement of air and space forces in joint, multi-domain operations. The Joint All-Domain Operations or JADO annex, labeled Annex 3-1, will undergo further updates as Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education continues tests and evaluation, the U.S. Air Force said Monday.

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New White House Directive Calling for DoD to Form Space Force

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President Trump signed a new directive to establish the new U.S. Space Force as the sixth military branch within the Department of the Air Force. The fourth space policy directive published Tuesday says the secretary of the Department of Defense should submit to the Office of Management and Budget a legislative proposal creating the Space Force.

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DoD Seeking $270M in FY 2020 Budget for Space Force HQ, Agency, Combatant Command

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The Department of Defense is seeking $270M in funds for fiscal year 2020 to establish the Space Development Agency, U.S. Space Command and headquarters for the new Space Force, SpaceNews reported Monday. DoD will request $120M for the Space Development Agency, $84M for the new combatant command and $64M for the new headquarters, according to a draft memo obtained by the publication. 

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William Marion II Appointed Air Force Acting CIO

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William Marion II, deputy chief information dominance officer and deputy chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force, has assumed his new role as the service branch’s acting CIO, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. Marion will take over the responsibilities of Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo, who has been selected to serve as …

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