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Resources to reach your potential

As a Guardian, dedication, balance and purpose are all part of a day's work.

Grow in more than just your career

As a Guardian, dedication and work-life balance are paramount.

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Benefits to accelerate your future—in uniform and out
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Competitive Salary
Our salaries for civilian employees compare well within the employment marketplace. All are based on years of expertise, job title and station location.
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Insurance
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.
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Retirement
The Space Force offers immediate coverage through a tiered Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), which includes a basic benefits plan, Social Security and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).
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Work-life Balance
The Space Force values a strong balance between work, family and other responsibilities. Therefore, 40-hour workweeks are the norm, and we maximize the use of remote work. Your work schedule will be predictable, yet flexible, giving you time to handle your personal needs as they arise.
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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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