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Space Force members will be called 'guardians'

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 12/18/2020 Haley Victory Smith
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Members of Space Force will from here on be known as "guardians."

Vice President Mike Pence announced the name during an event to celebrate the Air Force department's one-year anniversary on Friday.

"It is my honor, on behalf of the president of the United States to announce that henceforth, the men and women of the United States Space Force will be known as guardians," he said, after which the audience stood and applauded.

"The opportunity to name a force is a momentous responsibility," the Space Force said on its Twitter account. "Guardians is a name with a long history in space operations, tracing back to the original command motto of Air Force Space Command in 1983, 'Guardians of the High Frontier.' The name Guardians connects our proud heritage and culture to the important mission we execute 24/7, protecting the people and interest of the U.S. and its allies."

Many on social media poked fun at the name, remarking on its similarity to the popular Marvel franchise Guardians of the Galaxy.

Political commentator Stephen Kent, who has written for the Washington Examiner, said, "I need to go back to bed."

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat wrote, "Prepping for the UFO reveal continues apace."

Tags: News, Space Force, Air Force, Mike Pence, Military

Original Author: Haley Victory Smith

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