The Air Force recently changed its policy toward pregnant Reservists, allowing them to serve out their full Active Duty Operational Support orders. Previously, a pregnant Reservist needed to be taken off ADOS orders at 34 weeks, but the change will now allow them to serve through their full term on orders or when they give birth. The policy also states that airmen who are pregnant or give birth during a continuous period of service of at least 12 months are eligible for up to 12 weeks of non-chargeable maternity leave, according to an Air Force release.
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.”