The original Capt. James T. Kirk would like a word with Space Force officials about the new service branch's rank structure.
China, Russia and Iran have watched how U.S. forces use space-based technologies on the battlefield.
Lt. Gen. Thompson reiterated that the Space Force will open up its application pool for interservice transfers next year.
The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built blasted off for the red planet.
The U.S. Air Force has realigned some of its major space wings and transferred their missions to the Space Force.
Engines blazing orange, a Long March-5 rocket took off under clear skies from Hainan Island, south of China's mainland.
The U.S. said the Russian actions were inconsistent with the stated mission of an inspector satellite.
The Space Force announced that it has chosen 2,410 members within the space operations and space systems operations fields.
The DoD unveiled its Defense Space Strategy designed to "serve as the roadmap to advance our nation's military space power."
The officials said they believe Anchorage meets eligibility requirements and would be competitive in the evaluation process.
The campaign of President Donald Trump released a letter from 235 retired senior officers backing his re-election.
The news comes four years after the Air Force laid out initial plans for what its future fighter jets might look like.
The recent exercises were one of many the Air Force is conducting to test its Advanced Battle Management System.
A veteran of the Marine Corps and Army National Guard, he went through boot camp more than four decades ago.
Cmdr. Robert Arias is at least the third Navy commander removed from his job in recent weeks.