Thursday, October 21, 2021

US Space Force Increases USF Presence With New Flag

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The USSF commissions new officers through a competitive selection process from cadets
in Air Force ROTC, the U.S. Air Force Academy and Officer Training School. In Detachment
158, there are five cadets pursuing a USSF commission as Guardians, the official title
of personnel serving the Space Force.
 “As soon as Space Force officer recruitment began, I raced to get my name on the
list,” Cadet Gretchen Strunk said. “I never would have believed an opportunity like
this would arise. Cadets like me across the country are eagerly waiting to hear whether
their dreams of becoming a Guardian have come true. I am hopeful I will make my family
and second grade-self proud by serving in the United States Space Force.”

The U.S. Space Force became the nation’s newest military branch on Dec. 20, 2019.
Its mission is to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space
capabilities to the Joint Force. USSF’s responsibilities include developing Guardians,
acquiring military space systems, maturing the military guidelines for space power
and integrating space forces with joint military operations.

The new flag waves in the wind alongside the American and State of Florida flags,
and the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force service flags.
“It is exciting to see the creation of the United States Space Force because a lot
of our day-to-day lives revolve around space whether we know it or not,” Klima said.
“Maintaining space superiority is an emerging capability required to protect U.S.
and our allied space assets.”

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