(WNY News Now) – Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24), a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, has voiced support for creating a Space National Guard as the reserve segment of the Space Force, building on her prior endorsement of the Space Force during the Trump administration.
Tenney has co-sponsored the Space National Guard Establishment Act (H.R.3048), aiming to formalize the Space National Guard as the main reserve arm of the U.S. Space Force. This move addresses the current scenario where Space Force reserve personnel are integrated into the Air National Guard, potentially impeding their participation in specialized Space Force training and generating administrative challenges.
H.R. 3048 was introduced by Representatives Jason Crow (D-CO) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO). Tenney emphasized the need to bolster national space capabilities in the face of escalating space capabilities among adversaries. The proposal has gained bipartisan support showcasing collaboration in enhancing military potential.
The initiative directly impacts the 222nd Command and Control Squadron (222 CACS) based in Rome, NY, forming part of the 107th Attack Wing at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. The Space National Guard could alleviate vulnerabilities and better align the squadron’s expertise with evolving Space Force strategies.