Armed Forces News

The U.S. Space Command is weeks away from its launch. Navy Vice Adm. David Kriete, deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told a group of reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Air Force Association last month that key details — including where the command would be based — are yet to be determined. Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., each will house key components, and the Senate confirmed Air Force Space Command chief Gen. Jay Raymond to lead the command, the Air Force Association reported. The Pentagon has asked Congress to approve $84 million to fund the command, it its budget request for fiscal year 2020, which begins Oct. 1.