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The U.S. military has officially unveiled the uniforms for its newly created Space Force. The United States Space Force (USSF) is the space operations branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. It was officially created alongside the U.S. Space Command when President Donald Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act in December 2019. Special uniforms have been designed for Space Force personnel, but they have created quite a stir on social media. The uniforms were launched on the Space Force Twitter account. The tweet announced the uniforms had "touched down in the Pentagon". However, the design is the usual camouflage green, black and brown and not camouflaged for space.
The USSF is the sixth branch of the U.S. military. It is America's first new armed service since the establishment of the U.S. Air Force in 1947. President Trump said: "The Space Force will help us deter aggression and control the ultimate high ground. Space is the world's new war-fighting domain. Amid grave threats to our national security, American superiority in space is absolutely vital." Many people thought the force needed a special uniform. Some critics said it needed to be black, so as to blend in with the dark of space. Military officials pointed out that designing new uniforms would be a waste of taxpayers' money and that no combatants would be floating around in space in the near future.Comprehension questions
- Who unveiled the new Space Force uniforms?
- When did Donald trump sign the act that created the Space Force?
- What did the uniforms create on social media?
- What platform was used to launch the uniforms?
- What did the article say the uniforms were not camouflaged for?
- How many branches are there in the U.S. military now?
- When was the U.S. Air Force established?
- What did President Trump say the Space Force would deter?
- What did critics say the uniform needed to blend in with?
- What will combatants not be doing in space any time soon?
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