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Space Force unveils flag, Trump touts ‘super-duper missile’

The president said during Friday's ceremony that the US is building a superduper missile that can travel 17 times faster than what we have right now.

By: AP | Published: May 16, 2020 11:21:38 am
US Space Force, US Space Force flag, trump on US Space Force, trump super duper missile, us airforce The Space Force which was officially established in December is the first new military service since the US Air Force was established in 1947. (Twitter/Mike Pence)

The US Space Force, the newest branch of the armed services, now has its own flag.

Defense Department officials presented President Donald Trump with the Space Force flag during a short Oval Office event on Friday. The dark blue and white flag includes elements intended to evoke the vast recesses of outer space.

The Space Force which was officially established in December is the first new military service since the US Air Force was established in 1947. The 16000 airmen and civilians that make up the Space Force technically remain part of the Air Force which previously oversaw offensive operations in space. But Trump has made clear he sees the newest service as critical to the future of American defense.

The president said during Friday’s ceremony that the US is building a superduper missile that can travel 17 times faster than what we have right now.

The flag includes a Delta Wing long a symbol in the Air Force meant to signify change and innovation Dark and light shades of gray within the delta were incorporated in a nod to the 247 nature of the Space Forces work.

The flag also features a globe for the Space Force fighters home turf and an elliptical orbit around the globe was incorporated to signify the forces mission to defend and protect from adversaries and threats emanating in space.

This flag was produced by artists and crafts people at the Defense Logistics Agency flag room in Philadelphia from a design finalized and documented by the Departments Institute of Heraldry at Fort Belvoir Virginia.

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