MIAMI (WTHR) — Twitter reacted to the Space Force not being represented in the Super Bowl color guard.
While this may have happened, the Space Force was mentioned along other U.S. military branches, the Navy, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Air Force. Its flag and colors were not on the field.
"Very cool to hear them announce six armed services for the first time at a Super Bowl, including the Space Force," said Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's oldest son.
The Space Force, which is under the Department of the Air Force, was first founded in December 2019. In an August 2018 address at the Pentagon, Vice President Mike Pence announced the initial plans for space military force, citing a need to be proactive in protection.
"What was once peaceful and uncontested is now crowded and adversarial," Pence said. "It’s not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space. And so we will.”
The newest military branch posted open positions this week, ranging from program analyst work to intelligence specialists.
The Super Bowl color guard did feature military members who are stationed in Washington. According to an announcer on FOX, it was the Joint Service Color Guard for the Military District of Washington, D.C., that performed the ceremony.
Humorous Space Force tweets from those on Twitter: