National Guard leaders oppose Air Force plan to transition state space units into Space Force

By Vanessa Montalbano, Shelley K. Mesch / April 8, 2024 at 3:36 PM
A legislative proposal from the Air Force to shift National Guard space operations directly into the Space Force would create a significant strategic and tactical gap in national security, top National Guard officials told reporters Monday. “When they transition out of the National Guard to the active duty, there’s nobody to take that mission right now,” Illinois Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Richard Neely said during a media roundtable to discuss completion of the Vulcan Guard Space Exercise. “And so, you’re...

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