From the NFRW Armed Services Committee
The U.S. Space Force (USSF) will celebrate its 4th Birthday on December 20. The establishment of the USSF occurred due to the widespread recognition that space is a national security imperative. Our national security requires that we have unfettered access to operate in space both for military and economic reasons. President Trump and Congress agreed that there was a need for a military service focused solely on pursuing superiority in the space domain.
Modern military operations rely on space satellites for communications, navigation, weather, and intelligence. Because of the investments we have made in space technology the U.S. military is faster, better connected, more informed, precise, and lethal. However, space is no longer free from conflict; potential adversaries seek ways to deny the U.S. access to the space capabilities fundamental to our way of war and modern way of life.
Space is also critical for our civilian population. Satellites connect people throughout the world, as well as monitor weather, carry television broadcasts, and the timing and navigation services of the Global Positioning System (GPS) for financial networks, enable international commerce, synchronize cell phone networks, and optimize critical infrastructure.
The Guardians of the USSF protect and defend American interests and ensure our forces, our allies, and the world have access to the satellite systems deployed into space. USSF personnel are stationed throughout the world, working 24/7 to defend the critical space systems our nation and the world rely upon.