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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...
U.S. military, NASA relationship on display with Artemis 1 mission
December 14, 2022
— U.S. Space Command demonstrated the more than 50-year partnership between the Department of Defense and NASA through its support to the recovery and retrieval of the Artemis 1 Orion capsule Dec. 11...
Delta 2 leverages Space Domain Awareness in support of Artemis I
December 12, 2022
— Guardians at Space Delta 2 honed their skills in Space Domain Awareness by supporting Artemis I’s 25-day, 1.4-million-mile mission...
JTF-SD wins second annual Space Turkey Bowl
November 28, 2022
— U.S. Space Force Lt. Col. David Illsley, left, deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Office integration and synchronization team, catches a football during the Joint Task Force-Space Defense’s second annual Space Turkey Bowl at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 23, 2022. JTF-SD defeated its U.S. Space Command opponents for the second consecutive year with a final score of 32-13. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)...
USSPACECOM establishes a Combined Joint Task Force
November 15, 2022
— U.S. Space Command commander Army Gen. James Dickinson established the Combined Joint Task Force-Space Operations (CJTF-SO), here, Nov. 15, 2022...
JTF-SD celebrates the U.S. Marine Corps' 247th birthday
November 10, 2022
— From left, Oscar Reyes-Zavalla, personnel security specialist for the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, Mark Maisel, systems and capability integrator for the JTF-SD, U.S. Space Force Brig. Gen. Dennis Bythewood, commander of the JTF-SD, watch as U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Benjamin Tuck, special technical operations chief for the JTF-SD, cuts the U.S. Marine Corps birthday cake. In accordance with tradition, the first piece of birthday cake was presented to Bythewood, the guest of honor, the second piece to Maisel, the oldest Marine present, and the third piece to Reyes-Zavalla, the youngest Marine present. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)...
USSPACECOM, MDA execute inaugural SDA live radiate event, support AN/TPY-2
November 10, 2022
— U.S. Space Command and the Missile Defense Agency partnered to execute the first for Space Domain Awareness Army Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance live radiate event Oct. 24-26, 2022...
JTF-SD welcomes its second commander
November 4, 2022
— The Joint Task Force-Space Defense welcomed its second commander during a change of command ceremony held here, Nov. 4, 2022...
Saltzman formally elevated to Space Force’s highest position – Chief of Space Operations
November 2, 2022
— Pledging to build on the Space Force’s achievements while also infusing the nascent service with new approaches, Gen. B. Chance Saltzman was officially installed Nov. 2 as Chief of Space Operations, the service’s highest-ranking military post and only the second person to hold the position in the Space Force’s history...
JTF-SD Naval aviator becomes Guardian, immediately selected for command
October 28, 2022
— After more than 17 years of Naval service, Colorado native Galen Thorp transferred into the U.S. Space Force...
18 SDS, France’s COSMOS integrate SDA knowledge during ‘Operator Exchange’
October 24, 2022
— VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. — The 18th Space Defense Squadron (18 SDS) hosted five French space operators from the Operational Center for Military Surveillance of Space Objects (COSMOS) to integrate Space Domain Awareness (SDA) expertise during an ‘Operator Exchange’ here Oct. 3-6, 2022...