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Kendall, Raymond stress importance of space and Space Force’s success in separate, high-profile speeches

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall and Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond highlight the importance of space during speeches at the 36th Space Symposium. Charles Pope

Senate confirms Gina Ortiz Jones to be Air Force Under Secretary

In explaining the basis for choosing Jones, the White House highlighted that she was commissioned through the Air Force ROTC program while a student at Boston University and “has spent her career working to protect U.S. economic and national security.” DoD News

Air, Space Forces leaders discuss, defend budget requests in congressional hearings

Across two days of hearings before the House Armed Services Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee, Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond laid out both the near term and longer range budget and operational plans. Charles Pope

USSF field command structure reduces command layers, focuses on space warfighter needs

The Department of the Air Force and the United States Space Force have finalized the new service’s organizational structure for echelons below the headquarters, reflecting the newest branch of the armed forces’ guiding principles of being a lean, agile and mission-focused organization.
The U.S. Space Force organizes, trains, and equips space forces in order to protect and defend U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Lynn Kirby

Barrett, Raymond speak with US astronaut ahead of historic launch

The conversation with Behnken, an Air Force colonel, came six days before the scheduled May 27 launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft in Florida. The launch and the mission to the International Space Station (ISS) are significant because it is the first time since the space shuttle was retired in 2011 that a U.S.-manufactured rocket rising from a U.S. spaceport is taking astronauts into space. Charles Pope