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Space Force Needs Help Naming Its Troops

'Spacemen' has been ruled out

(Newser) - The Air Force calls its personnel airmen, but the Space Force isn't planning on calling its troops "spacemen"—and "space cadets" has also been ruled out. The new branch of the US military said in a press release this week that it would like members of... More »

Space Force Logo Revealed, Looks a Teensy Bit Familiar

No, we are not living in the Star Trek universe

(Newser) - The Pentagon's new US Space Force is not Star Trek's Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity, the AP reports. President Trump unveiled the Space Force logo Friday, writing on Twitter that he had consulted with military leaders and designers before presenting the blue-and-white symbol, which... More »

US Space Force Defends Its Uniforms

It's a better look for Earth than orbit, military and online fashion critics agree

(Newser) - The Space Force has unveiled its utility uniforms, which look a lot like the other military branches' uniforms. There are reasons for that, the Hill reports. The nation's newest branch of the military "is utilizing current Army/Air Force uniforms, saving costs of designing/producing a new one." The... More »

Space Force Is Here

Trump signs the sweeping act that includes it

(Newser) - President Trump celebrated on Friday the launch of Space Force, the first new military service in more than 70 years, the AP reports. In signing the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that includes Space Force, Trump claimed a victory for one of his top national security priorities just two days... More »

House Passes Bill Including Space Force, Parental Leave

Trump urges Senate to pass defense bill

(Newser) - The military will get a new branch and federal workers will get up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave under a massive $738 billion military bill policy passed by the House Wednesday. The Hill reports that the National Defense Authorization Act passed 377-48, with most of the votes against... More »

Space Command Is Resurrected

Trump says Pentagon has established the command, which is different from Space Force

(Newser) - Declaring space crucial to the nation's defense, President Trump said Thursday the Pentagon has established US Space Command to preserve American dominance on "the ultimate high ground." "This is a landmark day," Trump said in a Rose Garden ceremony, "one that recognizes the centrality... More »

Pence Announces Big Step Toward Space Force

US Space Command to be established Aug. 29

(Newser) - We're a week away from having a US Space Command—not to be confused with a US Space Force . "Next week we will formally stand up the new unified combatant command that will be known as the United States Space Command," Vice President Mike Pence announced Tuesday... More »

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