8,500 Airmen Volunteer for Space Force

“Incredibly proud,” Chief of Space Operations Says.

May was the first month that applications to transfer to the military’s newest branch were accepted. There were more than 8,500 airmen who volunteered to join the Space Force. Those seeking to do so were from a mix of officers and enlisted personnel from within 13 career fields.  Some 6,000 will be chosen for transfer.

“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,” said General Jay Raymond, Chief of Space Operations.

Those accepted will be notified in July, with airmen already in space-related jobs transferring first, beginning in September. In February, more general career fields will also start the process of transferring.

Currently, there are some 6,000 personnel from the former U.S. Air Force Space Command assigned to the Space Force. The process is now underway for officially commissioning or enlisting military members to the force.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the men and women of the new Space Force as they assume their new duties.
  • For other American military personnel, particularly those deployed to global hotspots.

Sources:  Stars & Stripes, Newsmax


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