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United Launch Alliance and SpaceX will continue in the Space Force’s National Security Space Launch program. Challengers Northrop Grumman and Blue Origin were left to hope for future military launch wins in subsequent competitions. ULA will provide the rockets for 60 percent of Space Force launch missions through 2024, while…
Most of the Defense Department's uniformed and civilian personnel and their families must complete a risk assessment and quarantine for 14 days before moving overseas to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to a new Pentagon memo. Matthew P. Donovan, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness,…
More than a year after the Air Force released its “Science and Technology 2030” strategy, the officer in charge of carrying it out says the future should come a little faster. “The strategy is important, but accelerating it, … that's at the top of my list,” Air Force Research Laboratory…
An F-15 from Kadena Air Base, Japan, dropped an “eagle claw” at some point during a training flight Aug. 4, and the 18th Wing is looking into what caused the part to fall. The part is a C-shaped metal object that is about 7 inches long and weighs 8 pounds,…
Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson is nominated to formally become the Vice Chief of Space Operations, the Space Force’s second-highest officer, and is up for a promotion to four-star general, the Pentagon said Aug. 7. Thompson took the job of vice commander of Air Force Space Command in April 2018,…
Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, twice U.S. National Security Adviser, unelected statesman of international affairs, and adviser to six U.S. presidents, died Aug. 6 at age 95. Scowcroft was a pragmatist who helped the U.S. navigate the collapse of Soviet Communism and the 1991 Gulf War, and predicted…