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Marine Corps Creates New Space-Focused Command

Space Marines? Not quite.

But the Marine Corps has activated a brand-new space component, Marine Corps Forces Space Command. At the direction of Commandant Gen. David Berger, the new command went live in October at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, as a component of U.S. Space Command.

The command, called MARFORSPACE for short, “will focus on providing space operational support to the Fleet Marine Force while building a convergence capability to increase warfighter lethality,” according to a Marine Corps release.

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Space Force establishes the first of three field commands

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force officially has its first field command, after the service redesignated Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado as the new headquarters of Space Operations Command during an Oct. 21 ceremony.

“The establishment of Space Operations Command adds powerful depth to our collective space combat capability,” said Gen. James Dickinson, head of U.S. Space Command “Make no mistake, we are the best in the world in space. With the stand up of Space Operations Command today, we are even better aligned to deliver combat power more effectively.”

Space Operations Command (SpOC) is one of three field commands — alongside Space Systems Command and the Space Training and Readiness Command — the Space Force is establishing. Space Systems Command will be in charge of developing, acquiring and sustaining systems for the service, while Space Training and Readiness Command will provide training and education to the service’s space professionals.

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