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Army. Navy. Air Force. Marines. Coast Guard.
The U.S. military currently has five branches. Today Vice President Mike Pence announced details on Space Force, the Trump administration’s idea for a sixth military branch.
Today’s @DeptofDefense report represents a critical step toward establishing #SpaceForce as the 6th branch of our Armed Forces
1️⃣ Create US Space Command
2️⃣ Establish elite Space Operations Force
3️⃣ Create Space Development Agency
4️⃣ Stand up—& scale up—US Space Force pic.twitter.com/ClgG4PaXai
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) August 9, 2018
The president is psyched.
Space Force all the way!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2018
Young people … not so much. Some used strong language to express themselves, so consider yourself warned.
Some say there might, maybe, possibly, could be better ways to spend that money because priorities.
We got folks in massive student debt, can’t afford health insurance, starving…but yesss let’s get a space force going!! to infinity and beyond 👽🚀👨🏽🚀⭐️ https://t.co/t5q8NdrP3u
— Juan (@JuanJZazuetaJr) August 9, 2018
To my friends who think I've turned,
Just because I am against Space Force doesn't make me a Liberal. We have a Student Debt Crisis, Welfare bubble, Vets homeless and unemployed, healthcare reform.
This takes precedence over stuff straight out of Star Wars
— Andrew Barness (@AndrewBarness) June 29, 2018
$8 million on a space force but fuck education and healthcare amiright ?!??
— sass master (@yvannabeltre) August 9, 2018
us government: space force
the rest of the us: please help several of us don’t make living wages flint has lead contaminated water puerto rico is dying the student loan bubble is about to burst-
us government: SPACE FORCE
— abby ✨💕 (@finnreypoerose) August 9, 2018
We can make a space force, increase our military budget by billions, pump billions into incarcerating people and locking throwing minorities and migrants into concentration camps. But somehow there's still no money for flint, healthcare, or a student debt bailout.
— Ascending Afro 👀➖ (@AscendingAfro) June 25, 2018
One wondered whether Space Force is actually a thing or what.
Space Force sound sounds like:
1. A joke
2. An action movie pitch
3. Something I debated about as a sophomore in high school
— Katie Damron (@damronkatie) August 9, 2018
Others realized their new life path is unfolding before their eyes: Space Force instead of college.
Im dropping out of college and joining the Space Force
— Big Bird (@ptak_attack17) August 9, 2018
Alrighty ladies and gentlemen, I'm quitting college and joining space force 🚀
— alana goes to space (@Worst3ver) August 9, 2018
Dropping out of college to join the Space Force!! https://t.co/Un5fG5wJWf
— Ashton (@AshtonKib) August 9, 2018
Fuck college I’m joining the space force
— mid city mitch (@The16Chapel) August 9, 2018
Or returning to college to prepare for all those space missions.
I’m going back to college to major in Space Force
— k_taylor2 (@thereal_shampoo) August 9, 2018
And joining the Space Force Reserves to help pay for grad school.
thinking about joining the space force reserves to finance grad school pic.twitter.com/tbdlgTywvy
— Hannah Foltz (@hlfoltz) August 9, 2018
And then there’s some very real excitement about playing space pirate.
cannot wait to shoot my space gun in the space force
— Matt Schubert (@mattschubert) August 9, 2018