written by sandra erwin, on may 12th, 2022

who: senator joe manchin (d-wv)
what: introduces legislation to create a national guard for the u.s. space force
when: may 12, 2022
where: In the us senate
why: when the space force was established in 2019 as an independent military service, active-duty space units were moved out of the air force and placed in the new space force, but no corresponding move was made to create a space national guard.

interesting fact: similar legislation was introduced in the house of representatives last year but did not pass the senate. 

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