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‘Space Pitch Day’ yields innovative technologies and new partners for the Air Force

Pitch Days are a combination of product expo and reality series where the most promising developers are selected from an initial review. That group then pitches their ideas live to a team of Air Force experts and defense partners for an opportunity to compete for on-the-spot contracts.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2012708/space-pitch-day-yields-innovative-technologies-and-new-partners-for-the-air-for/ DoD News

Raymond outlines ambitious U.S. space activities, embraces Space Force as a new, separate military branch

“We’re planning for a Space Force. We need a Space Force. Our nation needs a Space Force,” Raymond said in remarks at a Mitchell Institute breakfast on Capitol Hill attended by influential members of Congress and staff as well as defense analysts, industry officials and media.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1973703/raymond-outlines-ambitious-us-space-activities-embraces-space-force-as-a-new-se/ Charles Pope

Vice President Pence visits Vandenberg AFB

Vice President Michael R. Pence made his way to the Combined Space Operations Center where he was greeted by Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, 14th Air Force commander, and received briefings on the evolution of launch operations at the Western Range and CSpOC operations, which concluded with an all-call to the service members of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Vice President Michael R. Pence hosts an all-call in the Combined Space Operations Center July 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Pence received briefings on the evolution of launch operations at the Western Range and CSpOC operations. He also thanked the service members as well as touched on the importance of Vandenberg’s role in protecting space as a warfighting domain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1901612/vice-president-pence-visits-vandenberg-afb/ Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy

Air Force announces basing candidates for US Combatant Command for Space

The secretary of the Air Force selected six locations as candidate bases to potentially host the headquarters for United States Space Command.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1847640/air-force-announces-basing-candidates-for-us-combatant-command-for-space/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Air Force space legend visits the Pentagon

Air Force legend, space pioneer and Guinness Book of World Records record holder, retired Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford held a question and answer session at the Pentagon, Jan. 29.
Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, retired NASA astronaut, speaks to an audience of Airmen, coalition partners and industry leaders at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Jan. 29, 2019. Stafford was the commander of Apollo 10, the second manned mission to orbit the Moon and the first to fly a Lunar Module in lunar orbit, descending to the altitude of nine miles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1743886/air-force-space-legend-visits-the-pentagon/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs