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Joint Task Force-Space Defense
Joint Task Force-Space Defense
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2023 U.S. Space Command Magazine
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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...
Colorado Springs to host DEL 15, two Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Squadrons
May 31, 2023
— The U.S. Space Force’s Space Delta 15, activated in March 2023, is expected to be permanently based at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, along with the new 75th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Squadron. Additionally, the service expects the 74th ISR Squadron, activated in November 2022, to be based at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado...
First USSF SDA site in Chile strengthens space security
May 17, 2023
— The collaborative efforts between the Chilean Air Force, U.S. Southern Command, and U.S. Space Command to advance combined space domain awareness, came to fruition when the half-meter class telescope, typically referred to as a “Raven-class” telescope, was implemented on Cerro Moreno Air Base in Antofagasta, Chile, on March 27, 2023...
JCO hosts Japan Air Self-Defense Force Gen. Hiroaki Uchikura
May 9, 2023
— Gen. Hiroaki Uchikura, Japan Air Self-Defense Force chief of staff, center, poses for a photo with Joint Task Force-Space Defense and U.S. Space Command leaders at the JTF-SD Commercial Operations Cell (JCO) facility during Space Symposium 38 in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 20, 2023. 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)...
Sole active-duty Marine brings operational planning expertise to the JTF-SD
May 1, 2023
— U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Benjamin Tuck, special technical operations chief for the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, is the sole active-duty Marine in the organization who brings critical operations planning knowledge and strategy to the protect-and-defend mission...
JCO hosts Lt. Gen. Julazadeh, Air Marshal Stringer, NATO Delegation
April 28, 2023
— From left, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. David Julazadeh, Allied Command Transformation’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Capability Development, Royal Air Force Air Marshal Johnny Stringer, Deputy Commander of NATO's Allied Air Command, Ramstein, Germany, and staff members listen to a briefing at the Joint Task Force-Space Defense Commercial Operations Cell (JCO) facility during Space Symposium 38 in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 20, 2023. During the visit, Julazadeh, Stringer, and staff members gained a better understanding of how to provide support to the Meridian cell and discussed opportunities for collaboration including extending JCO services to the NATO Space Centre. 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)...
JCO hosts French Delegation
April 27, 2023
— Joint Task Force-Space Defense Commercial Operations Cell (JCO) hosts a French Delegation during Space Symposium 38 in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 19, 2023. During the visit, French Space seniors and experts (General Secretariat for Defence and National Security, Space Command, Procurement agency, General Directorate for International Relations and Strategy, Space Agency) discussed how the French government may further integrate into JCO global initiatives. 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 Dennis Rogers)...
JTF-SD member participates in Space Infrastructure panel at Space Symposium 38
April 20, 2023
— U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. A. Walter Shedroff, Joint Task Force-Space Defense plans transition branch chief, addresses audience members as a panelist during the 38th annual Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 19, 2023. Shedroff participated in the GVF Moderated panel, ‘Enabling the Space Infrastructure,’ and discussed the role that the JTF-SD and the National Space Defense Center play in ensuring the safety, stability, security, and long-term sustainability of space activities. 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. (Courtesy photo by Space Foundation)...
Space Operations Command Space Symposium 38 Speaker Series: Delta 15
April 18, 2023
— U.S. Space Force Col. Stephen Lyon, Space Delta 15 commander, provided a mission brief during the 38th Space Symposium at the Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo., April 18, 2023. Lyon discussed DEL 15's mission to provide service command-and-control (C2) capability, mission ready crew forces, skills training, certifications, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), and support and cyber mission defense, and special mission support to the Joint Task Force-Space Defense and its National Space Defense Center. (US. Space Force photo by SSgt Jose A. Rodriguez Jr)...
JTF-SD hosts Under Secretary of the Air Force
April 13, 2023
— Joint Task Force-Space Defense and National Space Defense Center leaders hosted the Hon. Kristyn Jones, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, performing the duties of Under Secretary of the Air Force at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, April 11, 2023. During the visit, Jones learned about the mission sets of the JTF-SD, NSDC, and Space Delta 15, and toured the Senior Master Sergeant Harold Robert Mosley II operations floor. Through the partnering of the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and National Reconnaissance Office in the NSDC, JTF-SD brings to bear the full force of the U.S. Government and synchronizes space superiority planning and operations. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)...
JTF-SD hosts Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security
April 7, 2023
— The Honorable Milancy D. Harris, left, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, shakes hands with U.S. Army Col. Elizabeth Helland, right, Deputy Commander of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, during a visit to the JTF-SD and the National Space Defense Center at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, March 28, 2023. During the visit, Harris and the NSDC strategized opportunities for collaboration between the center, the Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community. The NSDC is a national operations center that rapidly detects, warns, characterizes, attributes, and defends against threats to our Nation's vital space systems. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)...