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‘Guardians’ of the Galaxy? Space Force members get new name

“Troopers, sailors, airmen, Marines and guardians will likely be defending our nation for generations to return,” Pence stated throughout Friday’s announcement.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration celebrated the primary birthday of the U.S. Area Drive on Friday by asserting that its members will likely be often called “guardians.”

Vice President Mike Pence made the announcement at a celebratory occasion tracing the event of the latest department of the army over the previous 12 months.

“It’s my honor, on behalf of the president of the US, to announce that henceforth the women and men of the US Area Drive will likely be often called guardians,” Pence stated. “Troopers, sailors, airmen, Marines and guardians will likely be defending our nation for generations to return.”

President-elect Joe Biden has but to disclose his plans for the Area Drive within the subsequent administration.

The Area Drive announcement stated the identify was “chosen by area professionals, for area professionals.” 

The official Area Drive account tweeted that “Guardians is a reputation with a protracted historical past in area operations, tracing again to the unique command motto of Air Drive Area Command in 1983, “Guardians of the Excessive Frontier.” 

Friday’s announcement naturally led to some jokes connecting the identify to Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise.  

Walter Shaub, former director of the Workplace of Authorities Ethics, tweeted: “I need to be sure you use their full title precisely, so has there been any phrase on whether or not they’re Earth Guardians, Area Guardians or Guardians of the Galaxy? And what’s being carried out to maintain the opposite providers from calling them Trekkies? 

“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn chimed in too, later asking whether or not they might sue over the identify alternative

The film franchise’s official account even jumped in, tweeting “Who, us?” 

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