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Joint Task Force-Space Defense
Joint Task Force-Space Defense
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Command Senior Enlisted Leader
Commander's Strategic Vision
2023 U.S. Space Command Magazine
Space Capstone Publication
Commercial Integration Strategy Overview
Tenet Derived Responsible Behaviors in Space
Commercial and government partnerships essential for space innovation
Commercial and government partnerships essential...
Sep. 22, 2023
Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, joined the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy...
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JCO global welcomes NZDF
Sep. 21, 2023
Joint Task Force-Space Defense Commercial Operations Cell (JCO) welcomes the New Zealand Defence Force’s...
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JTF-SD commander attends inaugural NATO Space Op...
Sep. 19, 2023
U.S. Space Force Brig. Gen. Dennis Bythewood, Joint Task Force-Space Defense commander, attends the inaugural...
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Department of Defense Releases Space Policy Revi...
Sep. 14, 2023
The Department of Defense recently released to Congress a combined response to the Fiscal Year 2022 NDAA...
JCO hosts USSTRATCOM Commander
August 22, 2023
— U.S. Air Force Gen. Anthony Cotton, United States Strategic Command commander, met with U.S. Army Elizabeth Helland, Joint Task Force-Space Defense deputy commander, U.S. Space Force Capt. Carl Poole, JTF-SD Commercial Operations Cell (JCO) site lead, and U.S. Air Force Capt. Rishi Patel, Air Force Research Lab’s DRAGON Army program manager, at the JCO personnel at the facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 27, 2023. The JCO is an extension of the National Space Defense Center operations floor, and it leverages best-of-breed commercial providers to deliver diverse, timely Space Domain Awareness (SDA) in direct support of the NSDC’s core protect and defend mission. (U.S Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)...
JCO hosts USSPACECOM LNO
August 17, 2023
— Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col Toshihide Ajiki, incoming U.S. Space Command Japanese Liaison Officer (LNO) listens to a briefing at the Joint Task Force-Space Defense Commercial Operations Cell (JCO) facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 26, 2023. LNOs provide host nation expertise and insights to U.S. Space Command, and its components, and strengthen bilateral and multilateral partnerships. The JCO is an extension of the National Space Defense Center operations floor, and it leverages commercial providers to provide diverse, timely Space Domain Awareness in direct support of the NSDC’s core protect and defend mission. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)...
PERU BOLSTERS INTERNATIONAL SPACE COLLABORATION WITH KEY U.S. PARTNERS DURING RS23
July 28, 2023
— OPERATION HARPY SUR, a space exercise nested under Exercise RESOLUTE SENTINEL 2023, has opened a new chapter in international space collaboration at the Centro Nacional de Operaciones de Imágenes Satelitales, or CNOIS, in southern Peru. The space exercise aims to bolster the region's emerging space programs...
JCO hosts Qatari Delegation
July 24, 2023
— U.S. Space Force Brig. Gen. Dennis Bythewood, Joint Task Force-Space Defense commander, speaks with Qatari Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz Al Doseri, Advisor to Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister for Defense Affairs for Space and Telecommunications, during a visit to the JTF-SD’s Commercial Operations Cell (JCO) in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 14, 2023. While visiting the JCO, the Qatari delegation observed one of the JCO’s Sprint Advanced Concept Trainings (SACT). SACT exercises are designed to improve collaboration between USSPACECOM and its components, allied and partner nation space enterprises, and the commercial space industry. The JCO is an extension of the National Space Defense Center operations floor, and it leverages commercial providers to provide diverse, timely Space Domain Awareness in direct support of the NSDC’s core protect and defend mission. (U.S. Space Command photo by Christopher DeWitt)...
RS23 Space Team ACEs Space Deployment
July 18, 2023
— A coalition space team made history during exercise Resolute Sentinel 23, executing the first-ever defensive space control operation in U. S. Southern Command history and demonstrating the real-world impact of Agile Combat Employment operations for space...
DEL 15 activates two subordinate squadrons: 15th CACS, 15th ISRS
July 18, 2023
— Space Delta 15 stood up its first two subordinate squadrons, the 15th Command and Control Squadron (CACS) and the 15th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Squadron (ISRS), and during respective activation ceremonies here, June 30 and July 14, 2023...
JCO conducts SMEE with COLAF, AFSOUTH personnel
July 5, 2023
— Joint Task Force-Space Defense Commercial Operations Cell (JCO) personnel provide briefings to Colombian Air Force (COLAF) and 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) personnel during a space operations subject matter expert exchange in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 21, 2023...
UKSpOC stands up JCO-UK cell
June 26, 2023
— The UK has joined the Joint Task Force-Space Defense Commercial Operations Cell (JCO) global construct by standing up a national JCO-UK cell, June 26, 2023...
Schriever SFB celebrates 25 years
June 22, 2023
— Schriever Space Force Base held a ceremony June 21, 2023, to celebrate both the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking for Falcon Air Force Station and the 25th anniversary of the renaming of the installation to Schriever Air Force Base, which in 2021 was renamed to Schriever Space Force Base...
BYU AFROTC Detachment 855 visits JTF-SD
June 9, 2023
— Cadets of Brigham Young University, Air Force ROTC Detachment 855, pose for a group photo at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, June 6, 2023...