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More Than 8,500 Airmen Have Volunteered to Join Space Force

More than 8,500 active-duty airmen have volunteered to transfer into the U.S. Space Force.

Officials announced Tuesday that thousands of airmen across 13 eligible officer and enlisted career fields have signed up to move permanently into the newest military branch.

“I am incredibly proud of the men and women who made the bold decision to volunteer to join the U.S. Space Force and defend the ultimate high ground,” Gen. Jay Raymond, Space Force’s chief of space operations, said in a release. “It is a critical time for space, and those Airmen will build the Space Force necessary to compete, deter, and win as required to meet the needs of the National Defense Strategy.”

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