Vice President Mike Pence (left) announced the Pentagon's detailed plan to establish a Space Force as the first new military branch in over 70 years. (DoD via Flickr)
A Chinese military communications satellite launches atop a Long March 3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in November 2015. Credit: Xinhua
“[Project Maven] is not
weaponizing. We are trying to take repetitive tasks that
are routine, like processing of pictures, and automating them,” said U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson, shown above testifying before
the Senate Armed Services Committee in February. Credit: Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
Congress slipped an extra pair of WGS satellites into the 2018 omnibus bill. Credit: Boeing
Most of the Army's advanced weapons, including missile defenses, depend on space systems (Army photo)
U.S. Air Force Heather Wilson speaking in July at the Air Force Sergeants' Association conference in Reno, Nevada. Credit: U.S. Air Force/Scott M. Ash
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein. (Credit: USAF)
VCJCS Nomination Hearing
President Trump
U.S. Air Force crew chiefs assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron direct a forklift to load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 21, 2017. The 379th EAMXS is a total force team comprised of Airmen and aircraft from more than 70 different active duty, guard, and reserve force providers supporting six different airframes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe)
A U.S. Air Force airman plugs coordinates into a Defense Advanced GPS Receiver, or DAGR. (Credit: U.S. Defense Department)