US Marines Activate Space Unit As Race To Secure Low Earth Orbit Intensifies  | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US Marines Activate Space Unit As Race To Secure Low Earth Orbit Intensifies 

On Friday, the Marine Corps activated a new, specialized unit called the Marine Corps Forces Space Command (MARFORSPACE) as a subordinate organization to US Space Command, which will "provide space operational support to the Fleet Marine Force while building a convergence capability to increase warfighter lethality," read a US Space Command press release.

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Matthew G. Gravy will be the "dual-hatted" commander of MARFORSPACE and Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command (MARFORCYBER).

MARFORSPACE will be based at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, while MARFORCYBER is headquartered at Fort Meade, Maryland.

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