The newly created U.S. Space Force unveiled its utility uniform nametapes on Twitter on Friday and prompted many people to ask the same mocking question.
Namely, why the woodland camouflage pattern?
The Space Force, which is organized within the Department of the Air Force, explained in a tweet many hours later that it is using “current Army/Air Force uniforms” to save costs and said that its members “will look like their joint counterparts they’ll be working with, on the ground.”
USSF is utilizing current Army/Air Force uniforms, saving costs of designing/producing a new one.— United States Space Force (@SpaceForceDoD) January 18, 2020
Members will look like their joint counterparts they’ll be working with, on the ground.
The delayed explainer did nothing to stop the post from being ridiculed:
Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?— Dylan Taylor (@SpaceAdvisor) January 18, 2020
How many trees are you expecting to find in space— James Felton (@JimMFelton) January 18, 2020
Will this camouflage work in space? Also, why not call it Starfleet. Missed opportunity.— Sarah Wood (@sarahwoodwriter) January 18, 2020
They are eerily similar to our Earth Force uniforms.— peregrinas (@dibelloholly) January 18, 2020
Just out of curiosity...— 𝕁𝕠𝕤𝕙𝕦𝕒 𝕍𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕖𝕤 (@cjoshuav) January 18, 2020
If enlisted members of the Air Force are "Airmen," are enlisted members of the Space Force "Spacemen?"
Also, if you get a service academy, will there be "Space Cadets?"
IS THIS FOR HIDING IN SPACE TREES— Mike B (@MadHominem) January 18, 2020
It'll probably be a collector's item once the #SpaceForce is disbanded by the next President because we barely have one space station, no shuttle fleet, haven't even been to the moon in nearly 50 years, and good luck finding a real planet matching your Endor camo there, morons. https://t.co/YmZFsYh3GX— Rus McLaughlin (@rusmclaughlin) January 18, 2020
In space no one can see your camouflage— Dreadful E (@EvilCEOE) January 18, 2020
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