Vice President Mike Pence on Friday announced that members of the Space Force will be officially called "guardians."
"Vice President Mike Pence announces that uniformed members of the U.S. Space Force will be called Guardians. [There] you have it: Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Guardians," Defense One editor Marcus Weisgerber reported.
The news was confirmed by AP reporter Jonathan Lemire.
BREAKING: Vice President Mike Pence announces that uniformed members of the U.S. Space Force will be called Guardia… https://t.co/ZBOZ8PlZx8— Marcus Weisgerber (@Marcus Weisgerber)1608328730.0
To mark the one year anniversary of its founding, VP Pence announces that the men and women of the United States Sp… https://t.co/qIzf9Vp4or— Jonathan Lemire (@Jonathan Lemire)1608328850.0
The Space Force confirmed the announcement.
The opportunity to name a force is a momentous responsibility. Guardians is a name with a long history in space ope… https://t.co/BmuaZpKH3N— United States Space Force (@United States Space Force)1608328758.0
Guardians. #SemperSupra!— United States Space Force (@United States Space Force)1608328758.0