US Space Command site to be located in Huntsville, Alabama
The U.S. Air Force is expected to announce Huntsville, Ala. as the location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters, according to Gov. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama, after the state was selected over five others competing for the project, including Colorado, where Space Command is provisionally located. The role of Space Command is to conduct operations such as enabling satellite-based navigation and troop communication and providing warning of missile launches. That is different from the Space Force, which is a distinct military service like the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. “I couldn’t be more pleased to learn that Alabama will be the new home to the United States Space Command,” Alabama Republican Gov.
Air Force: Black people more often investigated, punished
FILE - This Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, file photo, shows the logo of the Department of the U.S. Air Force at the United Staes embassy, in Berlin. And it concluded that “racial disparity exists" for Black service members, but that the data did not explain why it happens. It said that a large number of Black service members reported experiences with bias and racism. "Black service members need to work twice as hard and you can’t mess up.”Discrimination beliefs cut across the ranks. Gen. Charles Brown Jr., chief of staff of the Air Force, said service leaders must rebuild trust with their force.
WATCH: White House holds celebration to mark Space Force’s first anniversary
Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman (R), Space Force and Command Senior Enlisted Leader and CMSgt Roger Towberman (L), with Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett present US President Donald Trump with the official flag of the United States Space Force in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on May 15, 2020. (Photo by Samuel Corum-Pool/Getty Images)Vice President Pence is hosting an event with senior leadership of the Department of Defense, the U.S Air Force and the U.S. Space Force to commemorate the first birthday of the USSF as the sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. The celebration is happening at the White House and is expected to begin at 4 p.m.