US Space Force reveals utility uniform: ‘Camo in space?’

Joanna Estrada
January 19, 2020

What distinguishes the Space Force's utility uniforms from the other branches, as revealed Friday, are blue nametapes.

Trump officially launched his Space Force in December as part of the 2020 National Defense Authorisation Act.

Above the left breast pocket in Navy embroidery reads: U.S. Space Force.

Similar criticism also gained traction online.

Others cast doubt on that logic, however, as the Pentagon, with its mammoth budget, has rarely been accused of playing Scrooge with its expenditure, burning through billions of tax dollars on such urgently needed items as $640 toilet seats and $7,600 coffee makers. "Great job!" one critic said.

A few lone defenders of the concept argued that it would have been more expensive for the Space Force to come up with a completely new design, instead of simply reusing a default template.

However, others pointed out that there are no immediate plans to put space troops in space, so the uniforms will be worn by people still on Earth - and camouflage doesn't have to serve an actual camouflaging objective, it has just became the traditional print for United States military members. It saves taxpayer dollars, in addition to establishing uniformity within the USA military.

Space Force, which is organized by the Department of the Air Force, later explained that it used "current Army/Air Force uniforms" to save costs.

"Members will look like their joint counterparts they'll be working with, on the ground", the branch tweeted.

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