Space Force

AFA Conference Wire: Modernize Now, Leaders Warn

Day One of the Air, Space, and Cyber conference featured keynotes from Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall and Chief of Staff Gen. C.Q. Brown.

Troops Worry Most About Inflation, Air Force Secretary Says

Frank Kendall said he’s reversing planned cuts to special duty pay.

No Abortion Access for 40 Percent of Female Troops, Study Finds

RAND says it’s “not unreasonable” that the lack of abortion access will make women more likely to leave service.

Space Chief Nominee Worried About Launchpad ‘Traffic Jams’

The Space Force will “need to look at other opportunities” as launch cadence grows, Lt. Gen. Chance Saltzman told lawmakers.

China Could Overtake US in Space Without ‘Urgent Action,’ Warns New Pentagon Report

America needs a long-term goal in space to be able to compete with Beijing, Pentagon industrial-base group writes.

CENTCOM Launches Competition For Innovation from Troops

The ‘Shark Tank’-like competition will pull solutions from active-duty personnel for possible use in the field.

If War Comes to Space, Who Will Control US Spy Satellites?

U.S. intelligence and military are speeding new sensors to space. They are still working on details of who’s ultimately in charge during a conflict.

Biden Picks Next Space Force Chief

If confirmed, the missileer and satellite operator would become the newest service’s second leader.