8,500 airmen signed up to transfer to the Space Force

Elizabeth Howe
June 10, 2020 - 12:34 pm
Space Force

Space Force

For the month of May, the newest branch of the Armed Forces -- Space Force -- put out an invitation for airmen to apply to transfer over from the Air Force. And 8,500 of them signed up. 

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Only airmen from 13 specific career fields were eligible, and only 6,000 out of the 8,500 who signed up to transfer will be selected in this first wave of applications. 

“I am incredibly proud of the men and women who made the bold decision to volunteer to join the U.S. Space Force and defend the ultimate high ground,” Gen. Jay Raymond, chief of space operations, U.S. Space Force said in a statement. "It is a critical time for space, and those Airmen will build the Space Force necessary to compete, deter, and win as required to meet the needs of the National Defense Strategy."

The United States Space Force (USSF) was established on Dec. 20, 2019, to "protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force." 

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As it works to build its force, the Space Force is also working to secure its name -- from its Netflix counterpart. "Space Force," a Netflix show produced by Steve Carrell has aggressively trademarked the name of their show. It is now unclear who owns the trademark to the name of the Space Force -- the U.S. government or the corporate entity that makes fun of it?

Does Netflix own the trademark on America's Space Force?

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Reach Elizabeth Howe on Twitter @ECBHowe.

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