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US conference report kills US Air Force A11 space position, starts Space Corps progress

08 November 2017

Key Points

  • The NDAA conference bill would kill the USAF’s proposed A11 space position
  • The bill also starts progress of the proposed Space Corps concept

The US Congress would kill one proposed US Air Force (USAF) space reorganisation plan while starting the progress of another under a deal worked out between House and Senate lawmakers.

The fiscal year 2017 defence authorisation bill, if signed into law after being passed by the House and Senate, would drop the Space Corps requirement, according to House Armed Services Committee (HASC) minority spokesperson Barron Youngsmith. The bill would also kill the USAF’s proposed A11 space reorganisation that would place a new space officer on the service’s air staff.

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