President Trump signs a $738 billion defense bill (NDAA), calling it the largest investment in the US military. The bill authorizes the creation of a Space Force and the first-ever paid family leave.
Trump signing the NDAA at Joint Base Andrews not only authorized the $738 billion, but the bill gives a 3.1% pay raise for troops, 12 weeks of paid family leave to nearly all Federal employees.
When President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law yesterday, he also created the 1st new military service since the U.S. Air Force 1947. The U.S. Air Force Space Command was designated the United States, Space Force.
General John Raymond, the commander of US Space Command and Air Force Space Command said that the 16,000 active-duty airmen and civilians currently in the Air Force Space Command will be assigned to the new United States Space Force, though officials made clear that personnel will not actually become members of the Space Force and will remain in the Air Force for the time being.
The act signed by Trump also creates a new senior military post to oversee the Space Force, chief of space operations who will also eventually sit on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joining their counterparts from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Trump on Friday announced Air Force General Jay Raymond as the first chief of space operations.
Only about 5,000 to 6,000 personnel out of the 16,000 will eventually be transferred to the Space Force on a voluntary basis. The locations to be designated will be in at least four States, two in Colorado, one in California and the other in Alabama.
I’m intrigued to see what the logos and uniforms look like if they come out running looking as good as the XFL uniforms and with Trump’s taste, I expect they should be killer. Not even the sky is the limit for Americans with President Trump at the helm.