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Fight for a Space National Guard Taking Shape

October 28, 2021

From the National Guard Association of the United States website

Lawmakers from states with Guardsmen involved in space missions have begun the push for the creation of a Space National Guard as Congress prepares for a “political brawl” over whether such a force should exist, according to Politico.

The debate was teed up last month after the White House budget office officially came out against a Space Guard. Such a force is also one of the biggest differences between Senate and House versions of the fiscal 2022 National Defense Authorization Act.

The House version of the annual policy bill would create a separate Space Guard, while the Senate version would keep those troops under the Air Guard, changing the name to the Air and Space National Guard.

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