U.S. Space Force Website Goes LIVE!
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U.S. Space Force Website Goes LIVE!

By IndraStra Global News Team

Image Attribute: The Screenshot of Official Website of U.S. Space Force

On December 20, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the annual military budget, the US$ 738 billion National Defense Authorization Act. The new legislation cleared the way for a full-fledged United States Space Force (U.S. Space Force) for combat in outer space — the first new military service in seven decades. It is the sixth branch of the U.S. military and the first new armed service since the establishment of the independent U.S. Air Force in 1947.

A new website Spaceforce.mil went live shortly after President Trump signed the legislation. The website also connects to the branch's official social media pages, USSpaceForceDoD on Facebook and @SpaceForceDoD on Twitter.

According to the U.S. Space Force's factsheet (published on the new website), the role and mission of this new branch are to "organize, train, and equip space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force. The Space Force's responsibilities include developing military space professionals, acquiring military space systems, maturing the military doctrine for space power, and organizing space forces to present to the Combatant Commands."

The newly designated Space Force will be commanded by General John Raymond as the new Chief of Space Operations who, until December 20, headed the Space Command of the Air Force.

“We want to build this service to be lean and agile, we’re going to rely very heavily on support functions from the Air Force,” General Raymond said. He further added,“There are thousands and thousands of actions that are going to have to take place. Everything from what does a uniform look like, to a logo, to who is in the Space Force and who is not in the Space Force, and that work has been planned and will continue to be refined.”

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