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Gen. Thompson makes case for U.S. Space Force, encourages campaign to educate public

Invoking history and a vivid recent example, Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, the vice commander of the newly created U.S. Space Force, presented the case Feb. 27 for the new service and how its development as a separate, new force differs from circumstances surrounding the Air Force’s birth in 1947.

Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, United States Space Force vice commander, talks about the future of the Space Force at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 27, 2020. The Air Warfare Symposium is a premier event for the aerospace and defense industry geared toward the professional development of Air Force officers, enlisted members, civilians, retirees and veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

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