The official flag of the US Space Force, the newest armed service division, was presented to President Trump by defense leaders in the oval office last Friday


The official flag of the US Space Force was presented to President Trump by defense leaders in the oval office last Friday, according to the official Space Force website. The flag of the newly created armed service will hang at the White House alongside those of the other military services. “I just want to congratulate everybody and thank everybody,” the president said. “Space Force is going to be … the future, both in terms of defense and offense in so many other things.” During a short ceremony, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said the presentation of the flag was historic. “The United States has been a space faring nation for decades,” he said. The official flag of the Space Force is derived from key and central elements of the seal of the United States Space Force, presented on a black field fringed in platinum with the words “United States Space Force” and Roman numerals MMXIX (2019) below the seal. ~

Esper claimed that the creation of the Space Force was necessary because adversaries have weaponized space and space is a warfighting domain. “The United States is now doing what it needs to do to protect our assets in space and ensure that space remains the heavens by which we not only protect America, but we sustain our economy, we sustain our commercial capabilities, we sustain Americans’ way of life,” Esper said. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called space critical to the United States. “If we are going to sustain our way of life, and we’re going to defend our nation, then we’re going to have to defend ourselves in space,” Milley said. ~

Commander of the U.S. Space Command and the nation’s first chief of space operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond thanked the president for his support of the 16,000 space professionals assigned to the Space Force. He said that those men and women come to work every day focusing on providing space capabilities for our nation for joint coalition forces and for the world. “We’re proud of this flag. We’re proud to have an opportunity to present it to you here for display in the White House,” he said. ~

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