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  • USSF selects 2 JTF-SD Sailors to be Guardians

    The Space Force working with the Army, Navy and Marine Corps have selected 50 active-duty volunteers from those Services to transfer into the Space Force beginning July 2021. This initial group of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines will test out the integration efforts established by the Services to pave the way for a larger group of volunteers transferring in fiscal year 2022.
  • JTF-SD celebrates Army's 246th birthday

    SCHRIEVER AFB, Colo. - Brig. Gen. Tom James, Joint Task Force-Space Defense commander, left, and Army Staff Sgt. Justice Morales, JTF-SD targets division member, right, cut the cake with a sword during the unit's celebration of the Army's 246th birthday June 11, 2021 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. James and Morales, the most senior and
  • JTF-SD resumes in-person hail, farewell events

    Army Brig. Gen. Tom James, Joint Task Force-Space Defense commander, makes comments during the organization's first hail and farewell event since the pandemic at the pavilion at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, May 27, 2021. The picnic provided a venue to recognize several members for their contributions to the organization as well as an
  • NSDC, JTF-SD foundational to protecting the space domain

    The National Space Defense Center and its parent headquarters’, the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, with their mission to protect and defend national interests in the space domain have come a long way since their high-profile beginnings nearly six years ago.
  • JTF-SD hosts NGA SEL

    SCHRIEVER AFB, Colo. - Master Sgt. Herbert McDonald, Joint Task Force-Space Defense NCOIC Operations Integration Division, briefs Chief Master Sgt. John Ebbrecht, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency senior enlisted advisor, during his visit to the organization May 13, 2021, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. McDonald explained some of the
  • MCPON visits USSPACECOM, partners

    Joint Functional Component Command-Integrated Missile Defense and Joint Task Force-Space Defense Navy members pose for a group photo with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith at the National Space Defense Center, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., May 17, 2021. During his visit, Smith met with Sailors throughout the command and
  • SASC Chairman tours key space equities

    SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- U.S. Senator Angus S. King, Jr. (I-ME), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, visited with U.S. Space Command and U.S. Space Force leaders at the National Space Defense Center, May 14, 2021. From left, U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker, USSPACECOM command senior
  • JTF-SD hosts USSPACECOM PT session

    SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Justice Morales and Mathew Cepero, Joint Task Force-Space Defense members, team up to carry a 40-pound kettle bell around the indoor track at the U.S. Space Command monthly warrior physical training session at Schriever Air Force Base April 28. Morales, Cepero and fellow team members, Robert Heffner, Andrea
  • SECDEF visits USSPACECOM

    SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with U.S. Space Command and Joint Task Force-Space Defense members to learn more about their protect and defend missions in Colorado Springs, April 29. During his visit, Sgt. 1st Class Maurice Erickson, National Space Defense Center space battle manger, explained his role in
  • JASDF visits USSPACECOM, SpOC

    SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Japanese Gen. Shunji Izutsu, Japan Air Self Defense Force chief of staff (from left), accompanied by U.S. Army General James Dickinson, commander, U.S. Space Command, meets Air Force Brig. Gen. Christopher Povak, deputy commander, Joint Task Force-Space Defense, and Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, deputy director of
  • JTF-SD earns superior rating in security inspection

    U.S. Space Command conducted a security inspection April 6-8 and rated its component command, Joint Task Force-Space Defense, superior in their execution of special access program security protocols.
  • JTF-SD Completes Collaborative SACT

    The Joint Task Force-Space Defense (JTF-SD) completed its first 2021 Sprint Advanced Concept Training (SACT) series that featured increased collaboration with sister component Combined Forces Space Component Command/Combined Space Operations Center (CFSCC/CSpOC) April 9.
  • CFSCC leaders visit JTF-SD

    SCHRIEVER AFB, Colo. - Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, commander of Combined Force Space Component Command, U.S. Space Command; and deputy commander of Space Operations Command, U.S. Space Force, and Chief Master Sgt. Grange Coffin, CFSCC command senior enlisted leader, stand with leaders of CFSCC’s sister component, Brig. Gen. Tom James, Joint Task
  • Acting Sec AF visits Space Command, SpOC missions

    SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, walks and talks with Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth when he visited Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, March 9, 2021. Dickinson and other representatives highlighted the 11th combatant command’s mission and operations on the installation.
  • JTF-SD senior leaders get COVID-19 vaccine

    Senior Airman Joshua Schoolcraft, 21st Medical Support Squadron COVID flight technician, briefs U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Tom James, Joint Task Force-Space Defense commander, about potential reactions prior to getting his vaccine at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 29, 2021. The point of testing is conducting vaccinations consistent with
  • JTF-SD leaders recognize NIPA award winners

    Joint Task Force-Space Defense leadership gathered to recognize its intelligence directorate for winning the National Intelligence Professional Award for Mission Integration in a ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 29, 2021.
  • ASD, SEAC visit newest combatant command, recognize members

    The honorable Christopher C. Miller, acting Secretary of Defense, and SEAC Ramón “CZ” Colón-López, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited with U.S. Space Command leaders to discuss the combatant command’s missions and to recognize some of the members executing those missions at Schriever Air Force Base, Jan. 13.
  • JTF-SD celebrates Space Force’s 1st birthday

    Joint Task Force-Space Defense leadership deviated from the regularly scheduled program to celebrate the Space Force’s first birthday during its weekly operations and intelligence meeting at Schriever Air Force Base, Dec. 17.
  • JTF-SD leads Space Command in Space Force selects

    As the Space Force prepares to celebrate its first birthday, several Joint Task Force-Space Defense members are also celebrating their recent selection to transfer into the nation’s newest service.
  • JTF-SD deputy talks space power during summit

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Christopher Povak, deputy commander of Joint Task Force-Space Defense, spoke about how his unit supports U.S. Space Command’s mission during the Defense Strategies Institute’s seventh annual Space Resiliency Summit Dec. 3.
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