Official Space Force Flag Unfurled at White House

Flag represents first new military branch in 72 years.

At a private ceremony in the Oval Office on Friday, the U.S. Space Force unveiled its service flag. Top Pentagon officials presented it to President Trump.

The U.S. Space Force was officially stood up in December when the president—who championed the force’s cause even as some Pentagon leaders initially pushed back on its necessity—signed a law mandating its creation. It is the first new service branch in 72 years.

The ceremony was brief and open only to the daily White House press pool, Among people attending the ceremony were the Space Force’s top officer Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett, Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who said the flag reveal was “a very historic moment.”

Gen. Richmond, the chief of space operations, told President Trump that the prominent star design on the black and platinum-colored flag represented the North Star, which “signifies our core value, our guiding light.”

Today, the Space Force is set to conduct a launch of the Air Force’s secretive X-37B space plane into orbit for a series of missions, including scientific research.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the men and women who are now serving in the United States Space Force.
  • For a successful launch of the new space plane and its mission.

Sources: Stars & Stripes, Reuters


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