“Space Force”

You knew this was coming: “House Defense Panel Would Create Space Force”.

A House Armed Services panel intends to create a new fighting force called Space Corps within the Air Force to improve the U.S. military’s ability to address threats in space, according to a summary of the Strategic Forces panel’s forthcoming fiscal 2018 mark.

That says “within the Air Force” but the article also says:

The Space Corps, they added, would be “a separate military service responsible for national security space programs for which the Air Force is today responsible.”

Either way, pretty interesting. And you knew it was coming.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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5 Responses to “Space Force”

  1. DaveO says:

    About time. I’ve been waiting 40 years.


  2. TomW says:

    So now there will be official space cadets???


  3. burkemblog says:

    I have couple BRs who are probably too old to join–they probably won’t be looking for 65+ year old men, alas.


    • DaveO says:

      Considering most astronauts are senior officers and scientists, 60+ year old folks are probably just what Space Command is looking for. Bonus points if one is older than the USAF.


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