The Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. Howie Chandler to receive a fourth star and take charge of Pacific Air Forces. The President nominated Chandler in the spring to replace Gen. Paul Hester, who is to formally retire Jan. 1. PACAF has scheduled the change of command for Nov. 30.
The White House announced its United States Space Priorities Framework in a document released concurrently with Vice President Kamala Harris' first National Space Council meeting. Listed among five U.S. priorities is to “defend its national security interests from the growing scope and scale of space and counterspace threats.”