Space Force logo tweeted by Trump bears uncanny resemblance to 'Star Trek' insignia
Jamie Ehrlich byline
By Jamie Ehrlich, CNN
Updated 7:16 PM ET, Fri January 24, 2020
(CNN)President Donald Trump unveiled the new US Space Force logo on Friday -- which seems to boldly go where one logo has gone before.
Trump posted an image on Twitter of the insignia for the newest branch of the US military, drawing immediate comparisons of the new logo to the "Star Trek" Starfleet Starship duty insignia. The logo is also similar to the insignia of the Air Force Space Command, which was the precursor to the Space Force, hosting 16,000 active duty airmen and civilians.
"After consultation with our Great Military Leaders, designers, and others, I am pleased to present the new logo for the United States Space Force, the Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Military!" the 45th President tweeted. ...
...Maj. William Russell, a separate Space Force spokesperson, said Trump was the one who chose the new logo from a series of options presented by the Department of the Air Force.
The similarities between the apparent Space Force logo and the "Star Trek" logo were immediately apparent to many Twitter users -- including one who was on the classic science fiction show.
George Takei, an actor who played Hikaru Sulu in the "Star Trek" series and is a vocal opponent of Trump, responded to the tweet by saying, "Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this..."
Infanteer said:Of course, CNN continues to show its decline as a real news organization due to its never ending effort to make the current administration look bad at all costs.
Not an extremely hard task to accomplish. But personally I have pretty well switched to MSNBC.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- (Published January 25, 2019)
For the first time ever, three Canadian space operators assigned to Vandenberg AFB, Calif., were certified and formally awarded the U.S. Air Force Space Operations Badge in the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) 25 Jan. 2019.
The newly certified space operators, along with one senior space operator, were recognized and formally presented basic and senior space badges by Col. Scott Brodeur, Director of the CSpOC and Commander of the 614th Air Operations Center.
“This is the first time we’ve officially pinned space wings on our coalition partners in the CSpOC. Today’s winging recognized the fact that our newest coalition teammates are being trained, certified, operating and fully integrated into every aspect of what we do here at the CSpOC,” said Brodeur.
International exchange and liaison operators were previously trained by Air Education and Training Command. After completion of Initial Qualification Training (IQT) the operators were officially awarded the USAF Space Operations Badge by the 533rd Training Squadron Commander.
The certification criteria for coalition members to officially receive and wear the USAF Space Operations Badge is specified and agreed upon between liaison and exchange operators’ respective nations and Air Force Space Command. The 614th Combat Training Squadron at the CSpOC validates coalition and U.S. personnel have met or exceeded IQT requirements prior to formal approval and issuance of the space badge.
“As allies and partners, we are all in at the CSpOC. It’s great to see Canadian operators receiving the same formal recognition as our U.S. counterparts. We’re also working to award space wings to our United Kingdom and Australian partners here soon,” said Royal Canadian Air Force LCol Alain Dallaire, Deputy Director of the CSpOC and Commander of the Canadian Space Detachment. “Training together, fighting together, and winning together – we’ve been doing it in every other domain for decades; and now we’re doing it in, with and through space.”
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Blackadder1916 said:How was this missed over a year ago? It's about Canadian spaceymen and bling.
(photos at link)
Baz said:That's... interesting. I wore basic space operations badge when I was at CMOC. I think it is just saying that it's the first for that center?
I liked the old ones better. We switched when I was there. Less blingy.
Dimsum said:Are Canadians allowed to wear that all the time, or just during that posting? I'm sure that comes with a lot of puzzled looks and conversation.
Oldgateboatdriver said:Obviously, they will have to build their own Space Academy, or will it be called Starfleet Academy ???
That badge looks like a hood ornament for the sort of car you can land small helicopters on.Blackadder1916 said:How was this missed over a year ago? It's about Canadian spaceymen and bling.
(photos at link)