The Space Force released a recruitment video on Wednesday. The branch posted the video to Twitter, telling potential cadets: “Maybe your purpose on this planet isn’t on this planet.” The video is aimed to inspire men and women to join and protect the United States and its interest “in space and to provide space capabilities.” The Space Force became the sixth branch of the U.S. military in December 2019 and welcomed its first class of cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation in late April. President Trump authorized the act to create the Space Force at the end of last year. The last time a branch of the armed forces was added was in 1947 when the Air Force split from the Army. The Space Force operates under the Department of the Air Force, much like how the Marine Corps operates under the Department of the Navy. The newest 86 officers to join will be sent for space training at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, while others will fill positions relating to cyberspace operations and intelligence. The newest recruitment video posted Wednesday ends with a recruit looking to the stars as the narrator says: “Maybe your purpose on this planet isn’t on this planet.” Twitter has been quick to compare the Space Force to “Star Wars” and “The Last Star Fighter.” President Trump is expected to pick a location for where the new Space Force headquarters will be by the end of the year. Click here to see the new Space Force recruitment video.
Cheesy…yet cool! As many of you know, I spent a couple years in the Army’s Space Command (“SMDC”) in Colorado Springs, CO. And yes, I have my “Spings” (i.e. Army Space Badge) for those of you who are curious. …which is why we’ve been very adamant from day one here at The Daily Buzz about the need for our federal government to invest more in both our civilian (i.e. NASA) and military (i.e. Space Force, SMDC, etc.) space programs. Whatever those budgets are, they need to be doubled, if not tripled. We’re still ahead of our competitors…but that edge is quickly fading. For every launch of ours, China has about 100 launches. They’re catching up, and fast. And, that is NOT a good thing. And that’s just China. Remember we have Russia to contend with, and now both N. Korea and Iran (yes, Iran) have launched military satellites into space. They all know the next BIG war we fight will be in space, as it is the ultimate “high ground.” And the country that has dominance there, will have the advantage. Some time ago we posted an article written by a retired Air Force 3-star general called “The Urgent Need for a Space Force.” To find it, type “Space Force” in the search field on the right…and read it. We agree with the good general’s assessment 100%. Go Space Force! 🙂