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Unlike Netflix’s ‘Space Force,’ the real thing is no longer a joke

General David Thompson, second in command of the US Space Force, is aware of the jokes about his job. Nickname teasing Guardians (of the galaxy?). The playful accusation – by George Takei no less – that his logo is a “Star Trek” rip-off. And the oldest joke of all: the netflix comedy “Space Force”, starring […]

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Space Force season 2: Netflix comedy release date, trailer and who’s in the cast with Steve Carell?

Steve Carrell’s Comedic Workplace Satire Returns to Netflix for Seven New Episodes Space Force, Steve Carrell’s comedic workplace satire, returns to Netflix for a second season on February 18, 2022. The series, which comes from The US Office creator Greg Daniels, denounces the new American military branch founded by Donald Trump – the space force. […]

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‘Space Force? Is it real?’ Guardians are still struggling with an unconvinced public

A Space Force captain traveling with his wife stood stunned at the Spirit Airlines ticket counter last October in hopes of taking advantage of the company’s waived baggage fees for active duty members. But there was a problem: the Spirit employee didn’t believe the Space Force existed. The officer showed a military-issued ID, checked the […]

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Space Force taps UT Austin to help with cutting-edge research

By Daniel Oberhaus in 40 acres, January | February 2022 to January 1, 2022 at 7:18 a.m. | Outer space has always been a combat domain. In the late 1950s, the first satellites were rocketed into orbit on modified ballistic missiles that were originally intended to send nuclear warheads to the other side of the […]

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This Space Force birthday cake is dark and empty, much like space itself

The newest branch of the US military just celebrated its second anniversary with what might just be the saddest cake in the history of warfare. The cake in question was photographed at the US Space Force Congress anniversary on December 2. This no-frills pastry featured the seal of the Space Force – the Pentagon’s homage […]

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WSU Adds Space Force Recognition | Local

The next batch of commemorative military coins at Washington State University will include the nation’s newest military branch: Space Force. An updated design commissioned by the WSU Bureau of Veterans Affairs includes space force among five other military branches – Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard – which are noted on the […]

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Space Force’s new service dress and PT uniforms have landed

NATIONAL HARBOUR, Md.—The Space Force unveiled its new service dress and training uniform designs this week as it continues to forge its own identity at the Pentagon. Two Guardians showed off the business uniform for the first time at the Air Force Association’s annual conference here, showcasing a unisex look that the Space Force originally […]

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The Space Force has its first Marines – and soldiers and sailors

The Space Marines are here. The US Space Force announced on Wednesday that it had selected its first small group of soldiers, sailors and Marines who will be transferred permanently to the sixth military branch – part of a larger effort to centralize space operations. and related missions within the fledgling service. The Space Force […]

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how this could be a problem for a major military branch

Mention “Space Force” to many members of the public, and they’ll think of the Netflix series starring Steve Carrell rather than the new military service. (credit: Netflix) by Wendy Whitman CobbMonday, March 29, 2021 The US Space Force has a serious role to play in the modern world. Its stated mission is to train and […]

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Space Force sounds like a joke – and it could be a problem for a major military branch

Problems and potential Despite the attention all of this brings to the Space Force, if people are so deeply influenced by fiction that they find the USSF funny or absurd, it could lead to a disconnect between public expectations and what the USSF actually does. Space Force, and ultimately, reduce public support. While missions such […]

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Space Force sounds like a joke thanks to pop culture – it could be a problem for a major military branch

The US Space Force has a serious role to play in the modern world. Its stated mission is to train and equip personnel to defend American interests in space. Given the growing military and economic importance of space, the USSF is likely to grow in importance. But a quick internet search shows that for most […]

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William Shatner wants US Space Force ranks to use captains, not colonels

In a weird and real plot worthy of any ‘Star Trek’ episode, none other than William Shatner, the actor who played famed Captain James T. Kirk in ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’, wants the US Space Force renames its colonels to captains. What Shatner is now supporting is a proposed amendment to the House of […]

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US Space Force names new unit ‘SpOC’ in apparent nod to Star Trek’s pointy-eared science officer

The new United States Space Force has named one of its new major field commands “SpOC” in an apparent nod to Star Trek’s pointy-eared science officer. Short for “Space Operations Command”, SpOC will join “Space Systems Command” and “Space Training and Readiness Command”, the force disclosed in a statement. While the new branch of the […]

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Elon Musk proclaims the launch of Space Force the start of Starfleet

On Friday, the Trump administration officially launched Space Force, the new US military branch tasked with defending American democracy in space. Space Force launched with a modest staff of 200 and a budget of $40 million to cover its first year. It was enough for SpaceX founder Elon Musk to announce it as the start […]