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Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman speaks at the transition ceremony for the chief of space operations at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 2, 2022. Saltzman relieved Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond as the second CSO, the senior uniformed officer heading the Space Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya)
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III (left) and Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall in the background, Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman renders a salute during his transition ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 2, 2022. Gen. Chance Saltzman relieved Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond as the second CSO, the senior uniformed officer heading the Space Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya)
Jet flying over ocean
Man in uniform lifts his right hand to take the oath of office in front of his wife and two daughters
Man with headset on calls in airplane
Pilot wearing purple sunglasses takes selfie in jet
Man in uniform and woman in suit pose in front of an aircraft
Members from the 18 Space Defense Squadron (18 SDS), France’s Operational Center for Military Surveillance of Space Objects (COSMOS), and the 2nd Space Launch Squadron conduct a tour of Space Launch Complex-6 during an Operator Exchange event, hosted by the 18 SDS, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Oct. 6, 2022. The 4-day exchange aimed to advance global space domain awareness between the two groups by exchanging common practices, spotlighting mission capabilities, and explaining methodologies of their respective programs.  (U.S. Space Force phot by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)
A French space operator from the Operational Center for Military Surveillance of Space Objects (COSMOS) instructs about the COSMOS organization structure and mission set during an Operator Exchange event hosted by the 18th Space Defense Squadron (18 SDS) at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Oct. 5, 2022. The 4-day event aimed to advance global space domain awareness between the two groups by exchanging common practices, spotlighting mission capabilities, and explaining methodologies of their respective programs. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)
Diana McKissock, Space Situational Awareness Partnership and Coalition Engagement (SPACE) office lead and member of the 18th Space Defense Squadron (18 SDS), left, instructs French space operators from the Operational Center for Military Surveillance of Space Objects (COSMOS) during an Operator Exchange at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Oct. 5, 2022. The 18 SDS executes U.S. Space Command’s Space Domain Awareness (SDA) mission, including command and control of the U.S. Space Surveillance Network, and is also responsible for the SSA Sharing program, which provides data of resident space objects to commercial, international and academic partners. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)
U.S. Space Force Sgt. Brianna Vincent, 18th Space Defense Squadron (18 SDS) Space Situational Awareness (SSA) coordinator and lead planner for the COSMOS exchange, speaks with French space operators from the Operational Center for Military Surveillance of Space Objects (COSMOS) during an Operator Exchange event at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Oct. 4, 2022. The 4-day event aimed to advance global space domain awareness between the two groups by exchanging common practices, spotlighting mission capabilities, and explaining methodologies of their respective programs. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)
Members from the 18 Space Defense Squadron (18 SDS), France’s Operational Center for Military Surveillance of Space Objects (COSMOS), and the 2nd Space Launch Squadron conduct a tour of Space Launch Complex-6 during an Operator Exchange event, hosted by the 18 SDS, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Oct. 6, 2022. The 4-day event aimed to advance global space domain awareness between the two groups by exchanging common practices, spotlighting mission capabilities, and explaining methodologies of their respective programs. (U.S. Space Force phot by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)
Members from the 18 Space Defense Squadron (18 SDS), France’s Operational Center for Military Surveillance of Space Objects (COSMOS), and the 2nd Space Launch Squadron conduct a tour of Space Launch Complex-6, including its flame trench, during an Operator Exchange event, hosted by the 18 SDS, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Oct. 6, 2022. The 4-day event aimed to advance global space domain awareness between the two groups by exchanging common practices, spotlighting mission capabilities, and explaining methodologies of their respective programs. (U.S. Space Force phot by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)
U.S. Space Force 2nd Lt. Brady Pudwill, 2nd Space Launch Squadron responsible engineer, provides information to members from the 18 Space Defense Squadron and France’s Operational Center for Military Surveillance of Space Objects (COSMOS) during a tour of Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Oct. 6, 2022. The 4-day event aimed to advance global space domain awareness between the two groups by exchanging common practices, spotlighting mission capabilities, and explaining methodologies of their respective programs. (U.S. Space Force phot by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)
U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, greets U.S. Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Navy Adm. Christopher Grady, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Oct. 17, 2022, at Peterson Space Force Base, Colo.
U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, talks with U.S. Navy Adm. Christopher Grady, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Oct. 17, 2022, at Peterson Space Force Base, Colo.
Group of military members posing for a group photo in front of a birthday cake
Two Navy military personnel cut a birthday cake
Navy man in uniform holds microphone and reads remarks
Sheet cake with 'Happy Birthday Navy'