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Up in the Air Junior Birdman

“Up in the air Junior Birdman. Up in the air upside down. Up in the air Junior Birdman. Keep your noses off the ground.”

The Junior Birdmen of America was a national organization for boys and girls interested in aviation and model plane building (founded ca. 1934), and those of us members have been waiting for this day to come …

The United States Space Force was launched by Commander Donald J. Trump on Dec. 20, 2019, with enactment of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. It was established within the Department of the Air Force, meaning the Secretary of the Air Force has overall responsibility for it, under the guidance and direction of the Secretary of Defense. Additionally, a four-star general known as the Chief of Space Operations serves as the senior military member of the USSF. The CSO is a full member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Commander Trump Lightyear announced the Space Force’s new seal in a Tweet (the preferred form of telecommunications for high fliers) last week.

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