Space Force Goes Operational

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The newly created U.S. Space Force held a ceremony on one September to enlist Air Force personnel into the sixth branch of the Armed Forces. The historical event, conducted at Al Udeid Air Base in the State of Qatar, deployed the first twenty inducted recruits into active roles in space defense:

While a sunset would usually have signaled the end of just another day at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, for 20 military members the golden hour glow seemed to symbolize the promise of a new beginning. Enlisted and commissioned Airmen assigned to the 16th Expeditionary Space Control Flight and the 609th Air Operations Center joined the U.S. Space Force during enlistment and oath of office ceremonies at the Silent Sentry compound Sept. 1, 2020.

Al Udeid Air Base, established back in '96, is the base of operations for Central Command (CENTCOM) in the Persian Gulf. During operation Desert Storm, Qatar and the U.S. negotiated a ONE-BILLION-DOLLAR deal to have a permanent outpost in the region. The base, said to possess the best and the latest in electronic warfare technology, is the logical choice to station the newly-minted 'space cadets'.

While their specific activities are for the most part classified, we've learned that there is an active program to analyze and neutralize active threats to U.S. space-based assets such as satellites and other unspecified vehicles. Most of the new recruits, were former space systems operations specialists assigned to the 16th Expeditionary Space Control Flight and the 609th Air Operations Center before joining the Space Force. With any luck, they will soon test their mettle against all those belligerent alien species intruding in our planet. :alien:
 
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I have not gotten over the insult to Star Trek yet. Trump and the US are about as opposite to everything Gene Roddenberry had in mind as any opposite I can think of. Its is disgraceful,
 

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I have not gotten over the insult to Star Trek yet. Trump and the US are about as opposite to everything Gene Roddenberry had in mind as any opposite I can think of. Its is disgraceful,
Gene was friends with L. Ron Hubbard of Scientology fame. He also allegedly participated in seances with members of Caltech where they summoned aliens from the Council of Nine, a group of cosmic entities that purportedly gave him the idea for the Star Trek series.
 
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Gene was friends with L. Ron Hubbard of Scientology fame. He also allegedly participated in seances with members of Caltech where they summoned aliens from the Council of Nine, a group of cosmic entities that purportedly gave him the idea for the Star Trek series.
Haha didnt know any of that, guess you have to be a bit crazy. battlefeild Earth was an awsome book, even though it has the same creeator as scientology
 
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HAL

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What are these Space Force people supposed to do anyway ? We are a long way from Flash Gordon.
Any attempt to shoot down a satellite will result in the possible loss of all the satellites.

When Musk's 40,000 sat system is deployed, not only will it ruin optical astronomy, but will present a serious collision risk with other space items. Timing a rocket launch to get through this net will become very hard indeed.
 
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HAL

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Haha didnt know any of that, guess you have to be a bit crazy. battlefeild Earth was an awsome book, even though it has the same creeator as scientology
Yes, great book. I have it on my shelf.

Never could work out why he decided to call the Earth Clito.
 
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Dr Wu

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Yes, great book. I have it on my shelf.

Never could work out why he decided to call the Earth Clito.
People either hate or love that book...has both good and very bad reviews from readers.
But ...if you drop the o from Clito you get.....:wink:
 
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HAL

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'Hey. Pa'

Yes son.

"were you in the Army'

No son, I was a Guardian.

'What's a Guardian Pa ?'

Well, son, he's a soldier in the Space Force.

'Who's he fighting Pa'.

Well, anything to do with space and who our enemy.

'You mean Aliens Pa ?, cool'

Well, not quite Aliens. You see, we haven't actually found any aliens yet. So we can't fight them.

'So Pa, what is this Space Force doing until the Aliens come along ?'

Well, son, it's paying for your college education. Don't you just love President Trump ?

'President who ?, Pa'.

That's my boy.
 
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What irks me the most, is to have the space force patch so closely match Star Treks UFP, I am sure there are old farts like me that remember Star Trek the first time round way back when we were young. It is sacrilege to pollute the noble ideals that Gene Roddenberry created with the corrupt scheming of the vermin Trump.

I only hope that long after Trump is relegated to trash history that the good soldiers of the US can do the ideals proud.
I separate clearly between the politics and nonsense of Trump and his cronies to the brave folks worldwide who man our defense forces.
You all do us proud, whatever your role, Trump...not so much.

Disgraceful...
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