WASHINGTON – For the primary time in 72 years, the official flag of a brand new U.S. military service shall be unveiled on Friday. Army leaders will current the flag of the newly created Area Drive to President Trump within the Oval Workplace throughout a signing ceremony for the 2020 Armed Forces Day proclamation.
In keeping with a senior administration official, the flag is derived from the Area Drive’s seal, which includes a silver delta image surrounded by two constellations forged in opposition to the darkish blue of outer area.
“The flag takes the important thing and central components of the seal and locations them on a black discipline fringed in platinum with the phrases ‘United States Area Drive’ and Roman numerals MMXIX (2019) under,” the administration official mentioned.
It was produced by the Protection Logistics Company’s “Flag Room” in Philadelphia, the identical entity that has made the president’s private flags.
The disclosing of the flag comes because the five-month-old Area Drive is accepting purposes for eligible active-duty personnel to switch into the service, and the service simply launched a slick new recruiting video final week.
When President Trump directed the Protection Division to ascertain the sixth department of the army in 2018, he mentioned, “it isn’t sufficient to merely have an American presence in area, we should have American dominance in area.”
Since then, the Trump administration has directed NASA to return American astronauts to the floor of the moon by 2024 below the Artemis program.
NASA can be two weeks away from trying to launch American astronauts from U.S. soil for the primary time for the reason that retirement of the Area Shuttle fleet. After practically a decade of NASA astronauts hitching rides into area on Russian Soyuz rockets, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are poised to turn out to be the primary to fly on a personal firm’s spacecraft: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch automobile with the Crew Dragon spacecraft.
They’re scheduled to launch Might 27 from the Kennedy Area Middle.
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