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US Space Force to Train in Space Warfighting Disciplines

Article by Peterson Space Observer                            June 1, 2020                         (csmng.com)

• Space is a warfighting domain — secured and protected by the Space Force — in the same way the land, sea and air are protected by the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. “The Space Force must develop a cadre of space warfighters to protect U.S. interests in space, deter aggression in, from and to space and conduct space operations,” says Combat Training Squadron commander Lt. Col. Daniel Sebeck. “With the implementation of SWD (Space Warfighting Domain) training, the U.S. Space Force is transforming the way the U.S. military develops its space warfighters and is laying the foundation for a highly trained, ready force,” Sebeck said.

• The U.S. Space Force has developed a new series of courses designed to give new space professionals warfighting mindsets they will carry with them throughout their careers. Upon graduating from Undergraduate Space Training, Space Force trainees will move on to the Space Warfighting Follow-on courses. Starting June 1st, Space Force Combat Training (CTS) will begin teaching Space Warfighting courses at Peterson’s Moorman Space Education and Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

• Each course is based on a core Space Warfighting Discipline: Orbital Warfare, Space Battle Management and Space Electronic Warfare, “and builds on operator’s threat based training,” said Sebeck. “We must be ready and lethal, and it is our responsibility as the U.S. Space Force to provide space warfighters the training to defeat threats in the crowded, contested space domain.”

• “Space warfighters will learn about threats and how space combat disciplines are utilized.” Sebeck says that a passive mindset toward tactical operations is dangerous. The warfighting curriculum was developed with input from a mix of active duty, Reserve and contractor personnel. From those inputs, a team of instructors built final objectives lists that guided the development of each lesson.

• CTS instructors will consist primarily of active duty personnel, contractors, civilians, and Reserve personnel from the 42nd Combat Training Squadron with extensive expertise in space operations. Says Sebeck, “These courses are designed to… develop ready and lethal joint warfighters in order to enhance space warfighting readiness and lethality” and to “execute combat operations in the complex space environment of today and tomorrow.”

• “Our modern lives depend on our space capabilities, and potential adversaries are actively attempting to exploit the benefits space provides us,” said Sebeck. “Every day our space warfighters purposefully prepare to negate potential adversaries’ attempts to claim space superiority over us.”

 

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Without highly trained space professionals, the U.S. Space Force cannot effectively utilize space systems to increase joint force lethality, cannot ensure the safety of the American public, nor can it defend against near-peer adversaries.

“Our modern lives depend on our space capabilities, and potential adversaries are actively attempting to exploit the benefits space provides us,” said Lt. Col. Daniel Sebeck, 319th Combat Training Squadron commander. “Every day our space warfighters purposefully prepare to negate potential adversaries’ attempts to claim space superiority over us.”

The U.S. Space Force has developed a new series of courses designed to give new space professionals warfighting mindsets they will carry with them throughout their entire careers.

Starting today, the 319 CTS instructor cadre will begin teaching Space Warfighting Follow-on courses at Peterson’s Moorman Space Education and Training Center.

Each course is based on a core Space Warfighting Discipline: Orbital Warfare, Space Battle Management and Space Electronic Warfare.

“With the implementation of SWD training, the U.S. Space Force is transforming the way the U.S. military develops its space warfighters and is laying the foundation for a highly trained, ready force,” Sebeck said. “The Space Force must develop a cadre of space warfighters to protect U.S. interests in space, deter aggression in, from and to space and conduct space operations. The SWF courses are the first step toward mastering and applying space warfare discipline.”

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Mysterious UFO Above Secretive US Military Space Base Sparks Online Frenzy

Article by Oli Smith                           May 28, 2020                              (express.co.uk)

• A YouTube video uploaded on May 22nd shows a white, orb-shaped “cloud” UFO zooming around in the air above a wooded area close to the tightly-guarded NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) base. In the footage, the eyewitness recording the encounter can be heard to say, “What the fuck is that?” The UFO also appears to be making a mysterious rumbling sound as it hovers and moves around the sky. In the final few seconds of the video, the orb appears to flicker before disappearing behind the trees. (see xx minute video below)

• The NORAD base, located inside Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is designed to warn the Pentagon and the White House in the event of a nuclear attack against the US. Situated 610 meters (2000 feet) under the mountain and sealed off by massive concrete and steel blast doors, the base’s bunker system was built to withstand a nuclear blast.

• Scott C Waring, who runs ET Data Base, wrote: “Here is a great example of a white cloud orb flying low in a cloudless sky. …These orbs are white when they are 30 meters or further away from you, but when they are 2 meters from you they have a pearlescent surface that moves ever so slowly.”

• A YouTube skeptic commented, “Logically, I would say it was a plane or helicopter but it looks round and white, and the fact that it’s near a military base does make me think. A good sighting.”

 

A bizarre UFO recorded flying over the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) sparked a social media frenzy this week. Footage shows a white, orb-shaped craft zooming around in the air above a wooded area close to the tightly-guarded and secretive NORAD base. The anonymous witness who filmed the small flying vessel said they saw UFO “while out on a walk”

In the footage, the eyewitness recording the encounter can be heard saying: “Where is it? What the f*** is that?”

The UFO also appears to be making a mysterious rumbling sound as it hovers and moves around the sky.

The video was uploaded to YouTube by ET Data Base, a popular channel for UFO sightings, and set off a frenzy of theories about the object.
NORAD, at the centre of multiple conspiracy theories, is designed to warn the Pentagon and the White House in the event of a nuclear attack against the US.

The base is located inside Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was built to withstand a nuclear blast, with a bunker system situated 610 meters under the mountain, sealed off by massive concrete and steel blast doors.

1:40 minute video of white orb UFO over NORAD base (‘ET Data Base’ YouTube)

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US Space Force to Stand Up a Doctrine Hub

 

Article by Valerie Insinna                       January 10, 2020                        (defensenews.com)

• Space Force was formally established on December 20th as an independent military branch inside the Department of the Air Force. Major General John Shaw, who leads Space Operations Command as commander of the U.S. Space Command’s combined force space component, said on January 10th that the Space Force is setting up a “space doctrine center” where planners from both the Air Force and Space Force “can figure out how …(to) set up a United States Space Force.” “[E]ven as we speak,” said Shaw, “there are folks meeting in Colorado Springs trying to lay this all out.”

• Although Shaw predicts that “war fighting (in space) is going to happen very quickly”, much needs to be done from laying out an organizational structure and creating a Space Force logo, to establishing bases and recruiting personnel. In December the 14th Air Force “Space Command” (headquartered at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California) was re-designated as Space Force Operations Command.

• At the January 10th event in Washington D.C., Shaw assured the audience that they’ve been working on Space Force’s structure. In December, before President Trump had even signed Space Force into law, Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett told reporters an initial planning cadre was beginning to hammer out some details. They created monthly goals leading up to February 1st when an initial organizational structure for the Space Force is due to be presented to Congress.

• Shaw has told his planning team to “create a war-fighting service for the 22nd century.” “‘Don’t even think about… the next decade or even the century.” “We started with that.” Shaw predicts that next century technology is going to come ‘fast’, and envisions Space Force as “ a lean, agile service that can quickly respond to threats.”

• Shaw also spoke about the “nerdy” aerospace engineering students who normally wouldn’t be interested in joining the military, but are attracted to a career in the Space Force. “[T]here’s something going on,” says Shaw. “There’s an excitement about space that I feel we can tap into.”

 

WASHINGTON — The Space Force is setting up a “space doctrine center” where the brand-new American armed service can begin to hammer out how to optimally operate in space, the head of Space Operations Command said Friday.

                  Maj. Gen. John Shaw

The Space Force was formally established on Dec. 20 as an independent military branch inside the Department of the Air Force. But much still needs to be done to get the fledgling service up on its feet, including laying out its organizational structure, creating a logo, potentially changing the name of bases and transferring airmen over to the Space Force.

Both the Air Force and Space Force have been working to fulfill these tasks, said Maj. Gen. John Shaw, who leads Space Operations Command and holds the title of U.S. Space Command’s combined force space component commander. Space Operations Command was formerly known as 14th Air Force up until the creation of the Space Force.

“We have been authorized some billets for a space doctrine center, and we’ll be holding a space doctrine conference in Colorado Springs next month,” Shaw said at a Jan. 10 breakfast event. “So I think we’re already thinking about how do we think about this anew.”

In December, just hours before President Donald Trump signed off on legislation that would codify the Space Force into law, Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett told reporters that her service had identified an initial planning cadre that would hammer out many of the major details needed to stand up the Space Force.

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