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Habebe
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Sun Dec 22 18:58:00
http://amp...creates-space-force/index.html

Washington(CNN)When President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law Friday, he also created the newest military service and the first new service since the US Air Force came into being in 1947.

With his signature, the US Air Force Space Command was designated the United States Space Force, a step that White House officials are touting as a historic step.

"The law states that Air Force Space Command will be re-designated the United States Space Force, that will happen immediately," Gen. John Raymond, the commander of US Space Command and Air Force Space Command, told reporters at the Pentagon Friday.


Raymond said that the 16,000 active duty airmen and civilians currently in the Air Force Space Command will be assigned to the new United States Space Force, though officials made clear those personnel will not actually become members of the Space Force and will remain in the Air Force for the time being.

'Lean and agile'
A senior US Air Force official said that some 5,000 to 6,000 personnel out of the 16,000 will eventually be transferred to the Space Force.

The military service members that focus on space, space operators, will eventually be transferred to the Space Force on a voluntary basis at some point in the future, officials say. Support personnel, such as security officers and civil engineers, will remain in the Air Force even though they are assigned to the Space Force.

"We want to build this service to be lean and agile, we're going to rely very heavily support functions from the Air Force," Raymond said Friday.

A relatively small number of airmen that specialize in intelligence, engineering and acquisition will also be transferred to the new Space Force.

Air Force officials said that the number of personnel transferred to the Space Force could reach 15,000.

"There will be additional segments to come, so for example there might be other units that are outside of Air Force Space Command purview that would also come into this

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service as well," Raymond said.
obaminated
Member
Sun Dec 22 19:31:22
Good, when new a space force to be able to respond once the arachnids launch their asteroids at us.
Habebe
Member
Sun Dec 22 19:40:08
Can we finally get a moon base?

I want a moon base, I want to terrarium Mars and space sharks with fricking laser beams on there heads...is that so much to ask?
Habebe
Member
Sun Dec 22 19:40:42
Terraform*
obaminated
Member
Sun Dec 22 19:44:21
We should definitely install some form of a permanent base with turrets on the moon.
Habebe
Member
Sun Dec 22 19:55:47
I'm serious though about a moon base mainly as launch pad for further exploration.
hood
Member
Sun Dec 22 19:56:12
There seems to be a distinct lack of mention of how this is probably illegal, as we've signed treaties against such things. But that depends greatly in how it's implemented.

Moon turrets are definitely out.
Habebe
Member
Sun Dec 22 22:24:09
Turrets technically i think are ok, only " weapons of mass destruction"

But conventional and kinetic weapons seem ok.
hood
Member
Sun Dec 22 22:38:54
I'm pretty sure any weaponization of space is illegal under current treaties.
Habebe
Member
Mon Dec 23 00:12:46
My statement was only about the space treaty, in am fairness there are a hand full of others that were into.

We can all sleep a little better knowing that Afghanistan has signed off to not send end to space nor will they claim territory...that was a close one.
jergul
large member
Mon Dec 23 01:05:04
Would it not be best to regain manned spaceflight capability before actually designating a new military service in space?
hood
Member
Mon Dec 23 01:11:33
You say that like we don't have 2 different vehicles that are highly likely to be certified for human spaceflight within 12 months.
jergul
large member
Mon Dec 23 02:42:58
I was thinking mostly of the US military having that capability. It has always been able to hitch a ride into space. That was never the problem.

Out of curiousity, which two programmes are you referring to?
hood
Member
Mon Dec 23 07:12:11
Starliner and Dragon.

And the US Military has never been one to send people to space. That's always been NASA. Maybe you were thinking of the Air Force satellite network? US rockets have been facilitating those without a hitch in capability since the Air Force started launching satellites.
The Children
Member
Mon Dec 23 07:40:11
BUHAHAHAHA

u gonna make a star destroyer now?

space force lmao.

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