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  • Formal Recognition of Joint Task Force-Space Defense Expands US Space Command’s Protect and Defend Mission

    Air Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, U.S. Space Command commander, along with Army Brig. Gen. Thomas L. James, Joint Task Force-Space Defense commander, recognized the establishment of JTF-SD during a ceremony Oct. 21 on Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.JTF-SD is one of two subordinate commands under the newly formed USSPACECOM with a mission to
  • CFSCC establishment ceremony held at Vandenberg

    Joint and coalition space officials from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States attended a ceremony to formally recognize the establishment of Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) at Vandenberg AFB, Oct. 1, 2019.
  • US Space Command recognizes establishment

    U.S. Space Command Commander Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond recognized the establishment of the nation’s 11th combatant command in a joint ceremony here today. Following the formal establishment ceremony in the White House Rose Garden on Aug. 29, today’s ceremony provided an opportunity for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines to hear from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. and Raymond on the importance of the USSPACECOM mission.
  • U.S. Space Command establishment ceremony launches new era of space superiority capabilities

    In a move to enhance the United States’ space superiority capabilities, President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike R. Pence, Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper and Air Force Gen. John W. Raymond formally established the United States Space Command during a ceremony held Aug. 30 at the White House.

    U.S. Space Command Commander General John W. “Jay” Raymond, in his first official directives, established two subordinate commands that will jointly provide support to the new Unified Combatant Command. Combined Force Space Component Command and Joint Task Force Space Defense will focus the planning and execution of global space operations, activities and missions into two areas: 1) protection and defense from threats to U.S. space capabilities/forces and 2) maintaining and growing our national security space programs, combat-relevant space capabilities, and space cadre talent to increase warfighter lethality.

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