Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday in May pays tribute to the military personnel serving in the United States Armed Forces. The celebration takes place each year during Armed Forces Week.The listing of Space Force is apropos for today, as Reuters reported Trump unveils U.S. Space Force official flag yesterday while President Trump signed a declaration for Armed Forces Day.
The United States Military is composed of six branches, including the Army, Air [Force], Space Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. As of 2019, more than 1.3 million active-duty service members are stationed in the United States and around the world. An additional 800,000 reservists stand ready in the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. The holiday unites the country behind the men and women who currently serve in the United States military.
The official flag of the United States Space Force was presented to President Trump at an Oval Office ceremony.I still think it looks like a United Federation of Planets flag from Star Trek.
Space Force didn't wait for its flag to begin operations and recruiting. Follow over the jump for videos about both.
Space.com explained the first Space Force mission in US Space Force's AEHF-6 launch profile explained.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is scheduled to launch the AEHF-6 military communications satellite in March 2020. See the launch profile in this animated view.For the real launch, watch First U.S. Space Force mission underway with launch of Atlas 5 rocket from Global News.
An Atlas 5 rocket carrying the U.S. Air Force’s AEHF-6 satellite launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Thursday as part of the first mission of the U.S. Space Force, which was established by U.S. President Donald Trump in December 2019.Space.com also posted a video about the next Space Force mission, US Space Force to launch X-37B space plane on OTV-6 mission.
The X-37B is scheduled to lift off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in May 2020.The newest branch of the U.S. Military also began recruiting. Watch The United States Space Force releases first ad encouraging people to apply for jobs from KUSI News.
Nice ad. Let's see if it gets recruits.