U.S. Space Force Birthday
The U.S. Space Force was established on December 20, 2019, when the National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law, creating the first new branch of the armed services since 1947.
The establishment of the USSF resulted from widespread recognition that space is a national security imperative. When combined with the growing threat posed by strategic competitors in space, it became clear that there was a need for a military service focused solely on pursuing superiority in the space domain.
The Space Force consolidates satellite acquisition, budget and workforce from across more than 60 different organizations into a unified, efficient, effective service for space operations.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from graphic by U.S. Air Force civilian graphic designer David Perry.