U.S. Air Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond.
Lockheed Martin is completing the Air Force Space Fence on Kwajalein Atoll. This image depicts coverage that would be provided and a second site in Western Australia. The S-band radars detects objects passing through the RF "fence" and begins tracking them. Credit: Lockheed Martin Space Systems
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson in conversation with SpaceNews at the 34th Space Symposium on April 18, 2018. Credit: SpaceNews
OmegA, the rocket formerly known as Next Generation Launch system, is Orbital ATK's answer to intermediate and heavy-lift launchers in the works at ULA, SpaceX and Blue Origin. Credit: Orbital ATK
Air Force Gen. John Hyten, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at U.S. Northern Command headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Credit: DoD
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith leads the 45th Space Wing, winner of the SpaceNews 2017 Government Agency of the Year award. (Credit: Capt. Christopher Merrian/U.S. Air Force)
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The winners of the 2017 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation. From left, Planet's Richard Leshner; H.E. Sylvie Lucas, ambassador of Luxembourg; SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell; ILS President Kirk Pysher; Col. Steven Lang, 45th Space Wing; Lt. Col. Jack Lovin, USSTRATCOM; Marcy Steinke, Maxar Technologies; Jason Crusan, NASA. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Alabama), chairman of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, is an advocate of the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which would create a Space Corps within the Air Force analogous to the Marine Corps within the Department of the Navy. Credit: C-SPAN

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