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News | Aug. 29, 2023

JTF-SD turns four

Joint Task Force-Space Defense

The Joint Task Force-Space Defense celebrated its fourth birthday, Aug. 29, 2023.

The JTF-SD was formed as a functional component command under U.S. Space Command Aug. 29, 2019, and recognized in an establishing ceremony Oct. 21, 2019. 

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.

Through the partnering of the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and National Reconnaissance Office in the National Space Defense Center, JTF-SD brings to bear the full force of the U.S. Government and synchronizes space superiority planning and operations.