Category Archives: Space

Space Force ditches some promotion tests, moves toward boards for all NCOs

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The Space Force this spring became the first military service to vet certain enlisted members for promotion using selection boards rather than tests, hoping the approach will prize thinking over memorization and lead to a better-rounded enlisted force. Fifty-two guardians were tapped for promotion, including 26 who will become technical sergeants (E-6), 22 to become […]

Space Force’s first senior spouse works to build a ‘family-like culture’

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Before Mollie Raymond met her future husband over coffee and doughnuts at a church in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the only time she’d ever moved was to attend the University of North Dakota. She was a college student and he was on his first assignment as a missile launch officer, stationed at Grand Forks Air […]

As space dwindles, final rules on burial eligibility for Arlington Cemetery expected this fall

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Army officials expect to unveil their final rule changes for burial eligibility at Arlington National Cemetery sometime this fall, after they finish sorting through significant public feedback on plans to restrict which veterans can choose the site as their final resting place. In testimony before the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, Karen Durham-Aguilera, executive director […]

As space dwindles, final rules on burial eligibility for Arlington Cemetery expected this fall

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Army officials expect to unveil their final rule changes for burial eligibility at Arlington National Cemetery sometime this fall, after they finish sorting through significant public feedback on plans to restrict which veterans can choose the site as their final resting place. In testimony before the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, Karen Durham-Aguilera, executive director […]

Space Force field command to be located at LA military base

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Air Force Base will serve as a field command site for the U.S. Space Force, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday. The military will establish the Space Systems Command at the base near Los Angeles International Airport, the governor said in a statement. “This is a critical investment in […]

What Space Force should have called its members instead of ‘guardians’

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It started with a Netflix show, followed by the release of an absurd motto and all-too-familiar logo, and now, we have a list of names that members of this nascent branch could have been called before Space Force ultimately landed on calling them “guardians.” Though I could wax poetic all day on the hilariousness that […]

What Space Force should have called its members instead of ‘guardians’

what-space-force-should-have-called-its-members-instead-of-‘guardians’

It started with a Netflix show, followed by the release of an absurd motto and all-too-familiar logo, and now, we have a list of names that members of this nascent branch could have been called before Space Force ultimately landed on calling them “guardians.” Though I could wax poetic all day on the hilariousness that […]

What Space Force should have called its members instead of ‘guardians’

what-space-force-should-have-called-its-members-instead-of-‘guardians’

It started with a Netflix show, followed by the release of an absurd motto and all-too-familiar logo, and now, we have a list of names that members of this nascent branch could have been called before Space Force ultimately landed on calling them “guardians.” Though I could wax poetic all day on the hilariousness that […]

Space Force is looking for a few good soldiers, sailors

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Going into its second year, the Space Force has a uniform, a rank structure more than 2,000 newly minted guardians getting the military’s newest service off the ground. The plan is to nearly triple that end-strength this year, through a mix of civilian recruitment and transfers from existing service members, mostly from the Air Force, […]

Space Force is looking for a few good soldiers, sailors

space-force-is-looking-for-a-few-good-soldiers,-sailors

Going into its second year, the Space Force has a uniform, a rank structure more than 2,000 newly minted guardians getting the military’s newest service off the ground. The plan is to nearly triple that end-strength this year, through a mix of civilian recruitment and transfers from existing service members, mostly from the Air Force, […]