WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member and Co-Chair of the Senate Space Force Caucus, marked the upcoming first-year anniversary of the creation of the United States Space Force today with Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett and Space Force’s Chief of Space Operations General Jay Raymond during a virtual meeting of the Space Force Caucus.

“Space is the next warfighting domain. Allowing America’s presence in space to diminish is not an option,” said Senator Cramer. “I have been impressed by the progress made in standing up Space Force during year one, and I am even more optimistic about what year two will bring. Our Space Force Caucus stands ready to help however it can.”

Senator Cramer was instrumental in the creation of Space Force last year, securing its inclusion in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which President Trump signed on December 20th, 2019.

Since then, Senator Cramer has helped with the implementation and creation of our newest military branch, using his seat on SASC to work with space leaders and bring them to North Dakota to see the state’s space potential firsthand. This includes General Raymond’s first official trip as the Leader of Space Force, where he visited the University of North Dakota’s (UND) School of Aerospace and the Cavalier Air Force Station.