Space Force claims credit for GPS — days after being established by Trump
Airmen assigned to the 4th Space Launch Squadron perform operations once a quarter that require them wear to Self-Contained Atmospheric Protective Ensemble suits at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Airmen of the 4th SLS enable assured access to space year-round, and in doing so, don SCAPE suits to perform duties near rocket fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear.)

President Donald Trump on Friday signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which established the United States Space Force (USSF) as the sixth branch of the armed services.


By Tuesday, the Space Force was already bragging on Twitter about all they do.

"Traveling to grandma's house for holiday dinner tonight? Space Force operators are working around the clock to provide space capabilities like GPS," USSF posted.

GPS, which stands for Global Positioning System, was first launched in 1978. Before Trump established the Space Force, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) operated the satellite network.

While bragging on Twitter about the accomplishments of one's predecessor might seem Trumpian, the Space Force wished Twitter, "Happy Holidays."

Trump hates the term and would prefer people say, "Merry Christmas."