The reusable X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (pictured) returned after an almost two-year mission in orbit, according to the US Air Force
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force has reorganized how it handles space, creating a three-star billet as deputy chief of staff for space operations.
The new directorate, which represents the firsts major organizational move by Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, will be known as A-11 and will stand up sometime in August. It was not immediately clear who would become the first general to fill that spot.
“This is the next step in our effort to integrate, normalize and elevate space operations in the Air Force,” Wilson said in a service statement. “The United States is dependent on space, and our adversaries know it. We must organize and train forces to be able to prevail in any future conflict which could extend into space.”
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WNU Editor: For as long as I can remember .... the major powers have always viewed space as a military platform. This U.S. Air Force reorganisation is just making it official from the U.S. side.
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