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01 April 2007

Division of Air and Space Forces

In a prepared statement released this morning, General T. Michael Moseley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, announced that due to the increased use of space assets and need for specially trained space operators; by the year 2015 the Air Force will divide into two distinct entities: the Air Force, and a separate Space Force. This will bring the total number of U.S. armed services to four (Air Force, Army, Navy and Space Force). The U.S. Space Force will maintain a close relationship with the Air Force (and other services) as one of its primary missions will be intelligence gathering in support of joint warfighting efforts around the globe. Creating a new armed service will ensure space programs are adequately funded and allow for the development of a specialized space cadre who are experts in orbital mechanics and the other particularities related to operating in the space environment. Prospective candidates for officership in the Space Force will be affectionately known as “Space Cadets.” The official uniform design (click here to see the official artist’s rendering) has also been released to the public, and the Air Force is taking bids for the contract. Production is expected to begin in 2014 so as to allow for a full compliment of uniform items by the 1 January 2015 implementation date.

8 comments:

Big Morty said...

If they are waiting until 2014 to begin production of uniforms it won't be until at least 2020 before a full compliment of uniform items will be available.
With the trends in research toward UCAVs I wouldn't be surprised to see the US Air Force dissolved, or becoming a subsidiary of the Space Force with a small number being rolled into the Army Air Corps.

bekibug5 said...

April Fools...? (I know I'm a day late)

jvjw said...

Reminds me of your best (worst?) April Fools stunt a few years ago - the letter your parents received from Columbia, remember???

Pop said...

I knew it was an April Fools joke even early on--you forgot Marines and Coast Guard.
Mom

Deborah said...

figured it was april fools joke but i think they should definately make those suits cuz they'repretty dang awesome :P

lizbit said...

wow! a person who actually did something for April Fools! *admires the effort* yay!

Leslie said...

Dang it! I should have blogged an April Fools joke too. I only pulled one over on Troy for about 45 seconds that morning. Anyway, good one! I almost totally believed it.

Adam Rich said...

HAHAHAHAHHA! i almost Forwarded this article to all of my contact list! good one bro!

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