Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Goldfein shares space focus

Goldfein shares space focus: Space is no longer the final frontier for the joint warfighter as the Air Force will organize, train and equip those who rely on the critical domain of space.

During the Mitchell Institute's Space Power Breakfast Feb. 3 at the Capitol Hill Club, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein described space as a warfighting domain, and said the Air Force is responsible for 90 percent of the Department of Defense's space assets. The Airmen responsible for securing these assets hold tremendous responsibility.

"Only when we think about and talk about space in the same way we talk about operations in the air, on land, at sea or in cyber will we move in the direction of truly integrating space across all warfighting domains," Goldfein said. "Because the opposite of integration is separation which moves us in exactly the wrong direction as a joint team."

Goldfein shared anecdotes from his recent trip to California where he met with Airmen and leadership from Vandenberg and Los Angeles Air Force Bases. Overall, the general said he was in awe of the Air Force's space warrior and proud of the achievements made thus far.