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The SFA Magazine, a publication of the Space Force Association (SFA), focuses on educating the public about the United States Space Force (USSF), its Guardians and their family members, ensuring that military and civilian leaders have the knowledge needed for critical decision-making, while providing information on programs and policies that affect military and industry leaders.

Featured Articles
  • A Strategic Imperative For Space Superiority: Responsive Spacelift
    In the space domain, the United States Space Force must recognize the need for rapid reconstitution and augmentation of space-based capabilities to maintain an advantage. This article explores the concept of the OODA Loop and its application in space operations, the challenges of responsive spacelift, and the importance of proactive on-orbit reconstitution. It also delves into a brief historical perspective of launch systems, the future considerations for operability and resiliency, and why rapid force reconstitution in space should be a critical national priority.
  • Hon. Frank Calvelli Focuses on Space Acquisition Speed and Training
    Honorable Frank Calvelli, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, emphasizes the need for speed in space acquisition and integration to transform space architecture into a more diversified, proliferated, and resilient system.
  • Cultivating the Guardian Spirit of Mission Command
    Culture is inevitable. It will develop whether we make it a focus or not; therefore, we must be intentional. An organization’s culture is a collection of normalized values, expectations, and behaviors dictated by the unit’s roles and responsibilities. Culture shapes how we execute the mission. The U.S. Space Force’s culture is under construction. Our senior leaders are prioritizing its development as we look to advance our lethality through more creative leadership approaches like mission command.
  • 392d Combat Training Squadron Meets CSO’s Intent with Expanded Exercise Program
    The 392d Combat Training Squadron is revolutionizing space combat training with purpose-built exercises designed to improve readiness. By tailoring agile training programs and hosting small force exercises in distributed Space Battle Laboratories, the squadron is driving the number of exercises from two events in 2021 to over 90 per year in 2023. With two brand-new service-level exercises already established and plans for two more in the works, the Guardians of the 392d Combat Training Squadron are leading the way in preparing space warfighters to win.
  • Thirty-six General Officer Billets Needed to build the Space Force Leadership Bench
    The USSF was established to ensure the space domain received the attention it deserves as one of the most critical warfighting domains. As technology continues to progress, all military services rely on not only the connectivity the space domain provides, but also the offensive and defensive options needed to ensure freedom of action in the domain. With this overwhelming reliance, it is time to examine current general officer billets across the services to right size the leadership needs of the newest branch of the military.
  • Lindsey Heroux Making History and Honoring a Legacy
    Sgt. Heroux graduated from Air Force BMT at JBSA in 2017 as an honor graduate and was invited to apply to transition to the USSF in 2020 based on her career field in intelligence. She was officially sworn into the Space Force in February of 2021, where she is making history as one of the women to serve in the U.S. Space Force.

SFA Magazine Submissions

SFA welcomes opinion articles for publication in an upcoming issue of The SFA Magazine. Articles must be exclusive to SFA Magazine and are only accepted by SFA members. Not a member? Join today.

Articles should be 800 words or less, with optional photo submission. Topics may include, but are not limited to: insightful commentary and opinion on the current issues USSF faces, well-reasoned analysis, industry and historical perspectives, and other articles of interest.

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