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, Colorado.

Joint Task Force-Space Defense News
Sept. 28, 2022

NSDC gains new director

SCHRIEVER SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – After 30 years of unique space experience, U.S. Space Force Col. Stephen Lyon took the reins as the new director of the National Space Defense Center and the director of operations for the Joint Task Force-Space

Sept. 16, 2022

Innovate, Accelerate, Thrive…JTF-SD celebrates the Air Force at 75

Members of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense pose for a photo during the organization’s celebration of the U.S. Air Force’s 75th anniversary at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept 15. 2022. Airmen, past and present, are indispensable

Sept. 12, 2022

NRO, NSA leaders visit NSDC

Joint Task Force-Space Defense leaders met with Dr. Troy E. Meink, principal deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Office and George C. Barnes, deputy director and senior civilian leader of the National Security Agency at Schriever Space

Sept. 9, 2022

HON Calvelli visits JTF-SD

From left, U.S. Space Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeramey Conley, command senior enlisted leader for the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. John Shaw, deputy commander for U.S. Space Command, Honorable Frank Calvelli, Assistant
U.S. Space Command News
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mendoza, 216th Space Control Squadron space systems operator, adjusts a dial while looking at frequency of a signal on the monitor of a ‘Honey Badger System’ during BLACK SKIES 22 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Sept. 20, 2022. The 216 SPCS specializes in electromagnetic warfare and is participating in the Space Training and Readiness Command’s (STARCOM) BLACK SKIES 22, along with numerous other units spanning from California to Colorado. The first of its kind, BLACK SKIES 22 is a live simulation exercise designed to rehearse the command and control of multiple joint electronic warfare fires. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)
STARCOM debuts new combat readiness exercise in BLACK SKIES 22
By Space Training and Readiness Command Public Affairs | Sept. 27, 2022
Space Training and Readiness Command completed its first iteration of the inaugural SKIES exercise series aimed at improving the U.S. Space Force’s command and control capabilities.The exercise, BLACK SKIES 22, which ran from...

Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker, U.S. Space Command, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, briefs cadets about the space domain at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Sept. 20, 2022.  He focused on leadership, joint force integration, and working with commercial and international partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Tsuyoshi Shinzato)
USSPACECOM Senior Leader Speaks to U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets about Defending the Space Domain
By Staff Report | Sept. 26, 2022
U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker, U.S. Space Command, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, visited the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo, Sept. 20, 2022...

The 2nd Space Operations Squadron’s mission will now include safeguarding civil Position, Navigation and Timing signals, a shift in how 2nd SOPS does business with other U.S. government agencies and users in general.
Space Force’s GPS operations squadron announces safeguards to civil PNT signal
By Mike Slater | Sept. 20, 2022
Lt. Col. Robert Wray, 2nd Space Operations Squadron commander, announced his unit’s mission will include safeguarding civil Position, Navigation and Timing signals going forward during a presentation at the 62nd Meeting of...

Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, gives opening remarks  during an Academic Fair held at the U.S. Military Academy West Point, New York, Sept. 13-14.
USSPACECOM launches Academic Engagement Enterprise
By Staff Report | Sept. 14, 2022
Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, announced the establishment of the USSPACECOM Academic Engagement Enterprise (AEE) during an Academic Fair held at the U.S. Military Academy West Point, New York, Sept...

U.S. Space Force Brig. Gen. Dennis Bythewood, left, deputy commander of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, shakes hands with Dr. Troy E. Meink, principal deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Office at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 31, 2022. Meink, along with George C. Barnes, deputy director and senior civilian leader of the National Security Agency, visited the JTF-SD and its National Space Defense Center to receive a mission brief. The JTF-SD, and its NSDC, provide unprecedented unity of effort with the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and NRO to protect and defend against threats in the space domain. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)
NRO, NSA leaders visit NSDC
By Ms. Bridget Bonnette | Sept. 12, 2022
Joint Task Force-Space Defense leaders met with Dr. Troy E. Meink, principal deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Office and George C. Barnes, deputy director and senior civilian leader of the National Security...

From left, U.S. Space Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeramey Conley, command senior enlisted leader for the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. John Shaw, deputy commander for U.S. Space Command, Honorable Frank Calvelli, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for space acquisitions and integration, and U.S. Space Force Brig. Gen. Dennis Bythewood, deputy commander for the JTF-SD pose for a photo during a visit to the organization at Schriever Space Force Base, Sept. 7, 2022. Calvelli received briefings on the organization’s mission including its three core functions of space domain awareness, indications and warning and space superiority operations. 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 U.S. Space Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)
HON Calvelli visits JTF-SD
By Ms. Bridget Bonnette | Sept. 9, 2022
From left, U.S. Space Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeramey Conley, command senior enlisted leader for the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. John Shaw, deputy commander for U.S. Space Command, Honorable...

U.S. Space Force Gen. John W.
CSO visits JTF-SD
By Ms. Bridget Bonnette | Sept. 9, 2022
U.S. Space Force Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond, left, Chief of Space Operations, shakes hands with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Tom James, right, commander of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, during his visit to the organization at...

From left, U.S. Space Force Brig. Gen. Dennis Bythewood, deputy commander of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, speaks to U.S. Space Force Maj. Jackie Cerullo, JTF-SD Commercial Operations cell (JCO) site lead, Bryn Woollacott, military legislative assistant to Rep. Lamborn (R-CO), Samantha Price, senior defense policy advisor for Rep. Carbajal (D-CA-24), and other staff members from the offices of U.S. Representatives during a visit to the JCO facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Aug. 29, 2022. The staff members also visited U.S. Space Command and Space Operations Command headquarters in the area before heading to the Combined Functional Space Component Command at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., to learn about combatant command integration. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)
Congressional Staff Delegation visits JCO
By Ms. Bridget Bonnette | Sept. 8, 2022
From left, U.S. Space Force Brig. Gen. Dennis Bythewood, deputy commander of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, speaks to U.S. Space Force Maj. Jackie Cerullo, JTF-SD Commercial Operations cell (JCO) site lead, Bryn...