Joint Task Force-Space DefenseJoint Task Force–Space Defense, in unified action with mission partners, deters aggression, defends capabilities, and defeats adversaries throughout the continuum of conflict.

JTF-SD is located at Schriever Space Force Base, Colo.

Joint Task Force-Space Defense News
Aug. 12, 2022

JTF-SD Soldier becomes Guardian

Coming from a graduating class of only 80 people in the small town of Tulia, Texas, Stephen Compton began his career in the U.S. Army as a combat arms and artillery Solider.

Aug. 11, 2022

New USSPACECOM intelligence director visits JTF-SD

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Tom James, left, commander of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, and U.S. Space Force Brig. Gen. Brian D. Sidari, right, the new intelligence director of U.S. Space Command, pose for a photo at Schriever Space Force Base,

Aug. 9, 2022

JCO executes DRAGON Army Ops days to ensure commercial space integration

The Joint Task Force-Space Defense Commercial Operations cell (JCO) hosts bi-weekly Defense Readiness Agile Gaming Online Network (DRAGON) Army Operations days in order to continuously develop, test and refine the organization’s operations.

Aug. 5, 2022

JTF-SD members ‘Embrace the Ruck’

From left: U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Benjamin Tuck, special technical operations chief for the Joint Task Force-Space Defense; U.S. Space Force Senior Master Sgt. Lance Thibault, senior enlisted leader for the National Space Defense Center; U.S. Army
U.S. Space Command News
An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-28) circles overhead as Air Force pararescue forces from the 48th rescue squadron work to recover mock-astronauts from a SpaceX Orion capsule during a validation exercise. The exercise was meant to validate the joint-capability of Navy helicopter squadrons and Air Force Guardian Angel Pararescue forces in their shared mission to recover astronauts at sea. (U.S. Space Command photo by Sean Castellano/Released)
Navy Helicopters and Air Force Pararescue Forces Conduct Astronaut Recovery Exercise
By Staff Report | Aug. 17, 2022
U.S. Space Command held an exercise Aug. 1-5 at Patrick Space Force Base, Fl., in preparation for the upcoming launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5, targeted for no earlier than September 29, 2022...

An Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:49 A.M. PDT Tuesday 16 Aug, 2022 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. ICBM test launches demonstrate that the U.S. ICBM fleet is relevant, essential and key to leveraging dominance in an era of strategic competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Quijas)
UNARMED MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH FROM VANDENBERG
By Senior Airman Daniel Sanchez | Aug. 16, 2022
An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 12:49 a.m. PDT...

220804-N-XK809-1010 FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (Aug. 4, 2022) U.S. Army Gen. James H. Dickinson, center, United States Space Command Commander, is greeted by Vice Adm. Ross Myers, left, Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet, and Vice Adm. Craig Clapperton, right, prospective Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet,  prior to a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Headquarters. During the ceremony, Vice Adm. Craig Clapperton relieved Vice Adm. Ross Myers as commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class William Sykes)
U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. Navy Space / Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber / U.S. 10th Fleet holds Change of Command
By Petty Officer 1st Class William Sykes | Aug. 12, 2022
Vice Adm. Craig A. Clapperton relieved Vice Adm. Ross Myers as Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (FCC) / U.S. Navy Space Command (NAVSPACECOM) / Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber / U.S. 10th Fleet (C10F), during a change of...

The sixth and final Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS-GEO) satellite sits atop its Atlas V rocket for launch Aug. 4 into a customized geosynchronous transfer orbit that will enhance spacecraft resiliency. Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance
Celebrating the People of SBIRS
By Lisa Sodders | Aug. 11, 2022
When the last of Space Systems Command’s (SSC) Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellites was launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Aug. 4, Lauro “Larry” Dungca and his wife were there, watching...

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Tom James, left, commander of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, and U.S. Space Force Brig. Gen. Brian D. Sidari, right, the new intelligence director of U.S. Space Command, pose for a photo at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 11, 2022. During his visit to the JTF-SD, Sidari received a mission brief and was indoctrinated on the organization’s mission. The JTF-SD’s mission is, in unified action with mission partners, to deter aggression, defend capabilities and defeat adversaries throughout the continuum of conflict in order to maintain space superiority in the USSPACECOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)
New USSPACECOM intelligence director visits JTF-SD
By Ms. Bridget Bonnette | Aug. 11, 2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Tom James, left, commander of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, and U.S. Space Force Brig. Gen. Brian D. Sidari, right, the new intelligence director of U.S. Space Command, pose for a photo at Schriever...

Kirsten Bingley, orbital analyst for the Joint Task Force-Space Defense Commercial Operations cell (JCO), participates in a DRAGON Army Ops day in Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 28, 2022. Ops days provide the JTF-SD and its National Space Defense Center, a continuous design, build, and test cycle for software support as well as opportunities to refine operations, train personnel, and on-board new capabilities. (U.S. Space Force photo by Lekendrick Stallworth)
JCO executes DRAGON Army Ops days to ensure commercial space integration
By Ms. Bridget Bonnette | Aug. 9, 2022
The Joint Task Force-Space Defense Commercial Operations cell (JCO) hosts bi-weekly Defense Readiness Agile Gaming Online Network (DRAGON) Army Operations days in order to continuously develop, test and refine the...

Participants from the Spanish Air and Space Force, alongside their mentor from the United Kingdom Royal Air Force, monitor and track a simulated satellite in close proximity to the International Space Station during day four of Global Sentinel 2022 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., July 28, 2022. Day four focused on geosynchronous orbit rendezvous proximity operations and supports the tenets of responsible behavior in space as part of on-going spaceflight safety scenarios. Global Sentinel scenarios provide a platform for U.S. and allied partners to build partnerships, hone communication practices and exchange ideas for operations in the space domain. (U.S. Space Command photo by John Ayre)
Global Sentinel 22 Mentors Embody Pathway to Partnerships
By John Ayre | Aug. 4, 2022
More than 150 participants from 25 countries participated in the Global Sentinel Capstone event at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., July 25 to Aug. 3, 2022. Playing a major role in the overall effectiveness of this year’s...

New York Air National Guard Airmen from the 222nd Command and Control Squadron, which augments the U.S. agency managing American surveillance satellites, pose with Brazilian officials at Brazil’s Space Operations Center in Brasilia, the country’s capital on April 19, 2022. The Guard Airmen were there as part of a State Partnership Program exchange.  (Courtesy Capt. Leah Elsbeck)
U.S. Space Command partners with National Guard State Partnership Program to strengthen space cooperation
By Brig. Gen. Jesse Morehouse | Aug. 4, 2022
U.S. Army Brigadier General Jesse Morehouse, U.S. Space Command’s deputy director for policy, plans and strategy, and members of the National Guard Bureau will visit multiple National Guard locations in the next two months to...