First Members of Space Force Just Deployed to the Middle East

The U.S. Space Force has marked another milestone for the history books: the first official deployment of its troops -- and it's not to the moon.

Twenty airmen assigned to the 16th Expeditionary Space Control Flight and the 609th Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, transferred into the military's newest branch during enlistment or oath of office ceremonies earlier this month, according to a news release. The airmen are in organic space career fields such as space operations and space systems operations, officials said.

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