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A day in the life of those who protect everyday life

Guardians defend our country and freedom to operate in space—keeping it secure and accessible for military space power and new waves of innovation. Explore their day-to-day lives and what goes into operating the world’s most-advanced space power.

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Base Salary
Every active duty Guardian is paid equally based on rank and years of service. But your salary is just part of the package. From the moment you put on your uniform, you’re eligible for additional compensation based on your job and station.

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The Space Force offers Guardians and their families top-of-the-line, low-rate insurance plans, each with comprehensive medical and dental care at military or civilian facilities. Additionally, we provide full pay and allowances for sick days and life insurance.
The Space Force offers a generous retirement plan which operates within the Blended Retirement System, providing benefits similar to those of many civilian 401(k) plans with employer-matched contributions. This plan combines two main sources of retirement savings: a monthly retirement income for Guardians who serve a minimum of 20 years and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which includes automatic and matching government contributions.
Most Space Force bases are equipped with golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools and full-service gyms, along with arts-and-crafts facilities. All are either free for use or are available at lower rates than similar facilities off base.
Vacation and Travel
All military Guardians get 30 days of paid vacation per year. They can travel on Air Force aircraft to almost any U.S. state and many international destinations. Additionally, for destinations near military facilities, Guardians qualify for reduced-rate hotel lodging.
Enlisting in the Space Force offers a wide range of educational opportunities, which include scholarships for Guardians who wish to pursue ongoing education. Enlisted Guardians can receive up to 100% tuition assistance through the Air Force Tuition Assistance Program, the Montgomery GI Bill or Post-9/11 GI Bill. Members select which option to take based on what’s best for them.

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Targeting Analyst

Supervises and develops intelligence to analyze targets, assess threats and achieve objectives

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Cyberspace Effects Operations Officer

Ensures the effectiveness of cyberspace operations, from planning missions to supervising satellite communications

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Intelligence Officer

Protects our intelligence across a full range of military operations

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Space Systems Operator

Performs vital tasks to assist in rocket launches and space-flight operations

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Space Operations Officer

Plans, organizes and directs space operations

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