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US Space Force by YNot1989 US Space Force by YNot1989
The United States Space Force (USSF) is the space and aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services. The Space Force was formed as a separate branch of the military on 30 November 2051 under the Space Security Act of 2051, bringing the various smaller departments and commands from the Air Force, Navy and Intelligent services under one service branch. It is the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed, and is world's only space force, as well as the largest and one of the world's most technologically advanced air forces. The Space Force also commands its own specialized division of Marines, independent of the Navy.

Originally conceived as a way to better organize the command structure of American military operations in space, the Space Force was eventually given the power to absorb the entire US Air Force, which had become a very understaffed branch of service as unmanned systems became more and more advanced. The Space Force was charged with full command and control authority over all space and near space systems, i.e. long range-hypersonic weapons.

The Space Security Act that created the Space Force, almost didn't pass, as it would allow American Lunar colonies to reactivate previously banned Lunar National Guard forces, and grant the colonies a degree of political recognition. The ultimate fear being that the colonies would eventually demand equal representation in Congress, in effect taking some representative power in Congress away from Earth and giving it to the colonies. These fears were ultimately brushed aside after the Coalition attack on the American Orbital Command and Control network on Thanksgiving 2051. The SSA passed almost immediately after Congress reconvened following the attacks.

The first operation conducted by the new branch of the military was the defense of the Tycho shipyards. A group of US Force Recon Marines experienced in microgravity operations were transferred over to the Space Force and quickly deployed to secure Tycho from Japanese invasion, retake the city of Armstrong, and wipe out the Japanese military presence on the Moon.

Following the operations on the Moon, the Space force spent the remainder of the Third World War re-establishing American supremacy over Space and in the Air on Earth, with the launch of a next generation fleet of hypersonic drones, and the launch of a mothballed Mark 2 Orbital Command Station. This marked the turning point in the war, for the American-Allied Victory over the Coalition.

By wars end the Space Force saw a massive surge in funding. The attack on American operations in space had a similar psychological effect on the US after Pearl Harbor, and the military became obsessed with securing America's dominance over space. The Mark 2 OCS became one of a fleet of Orbital Command Stations positioned in high orbit around the Earth and the Moon. Space infrastructure received enormous funding from new dry-docks at the Tycho shipyards, to refueling stations, to the largest surge in demand for Helium 3 and Hydrogen to fuel all of these facilities in history.
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jacktheechidnafox15 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
so what your saying its both the space navy and a space airforce  those it have its own armada fleet
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep
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jacktheechidnafox15 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
is there a space navy
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats what the space force is.
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destructive-taco Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Why not Aerospace Force? 
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doesnt really role off the tounge like Space Force.
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mustafa931 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
İf this turns into a reality i am sooo gonna join this force no mather what :D
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Impressive.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
nice.
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STAN4US Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013

So, this must be, in my imagination thanks to your inspiration art here, what the US Armed Forces command branch logo looks like for the Aliens' US Colonial Marines. ;)

 

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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its nothing like that. There are only a few USSF Marines and they are trained to operate primarily in micro-gravity environments. Only their equivalent Force Recon detachment sees action on Earth. Think ODST soldiers fighting on the Moon.
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STAN4US Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Oh. Okay. Still, love the idea. :)
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AirRaidFury Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It would be so awesome to have a Space Force!
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Zifker Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Are those two stars supposed to be crucifix shaped?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No.
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Neville6000 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This sounds a little bit like the basis for the TV show/toy line Starcom: The U.S. Space Force.

Great logo and interesting idea; the only problem with it is, the U.S. is broke somewhat, and it looks like China might be the one going into space and doing all of these things, not the USA (unless the USA starts to do this because of pressure to keep up with China going into space, or if a Republican gets back into power and decides to send America into space as you've shown here.) Also, for this to happen, the USA would have to cut the military budget down to a nub (including shutting down all bases overseas and ceasing any foreign conflicts), increase taxes on the wealthy and most U.S. corporations, have said corporations bring manufacturing back to the USA itself (trust me, this'll all work better if every American can be employed in the corporations making all of this come to pass) make said military-industrial corporations shift from making military things to space things, and...oh yeah, convince the UN (and the rest of the planet) that this is a great idea.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is stunning to watch one human being so concisely regurgitate the same banal pop politics typical to an hour of CNN programming.
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Neville6000 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like to apologize for my previous comment. It was rude, and disrespectful to your views, and I don't want you to think that I'm an asshole. You see, I'm so used to explaining my assessment of China which ran contrary to the mainstream view that China was going to grow indefinitely, and that a temporary American economic problem constitutes a permanent geopolitical problem, and the general consensus on how debt works that when you made your comment I just snapped. I should have been more patient and taken the time to explain my analysis to you instead of being a compete shit. So, I'm sorry.
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GibbleGarp Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
How come Japan is the enemy in this scenario? Did the Imperial Government rise again?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No. When Russia collapsed in the 2020s, and China began to see internal divisions around 2030, Japan moved in to secure regional interests. Demographic problems from an aging population forced Japan to export industry to China and Pacific Russia. Doing so required a military buildup to secure their interests. Securing their interests ultimately ran contrary to US interests. And you have a World War.
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AnataraKentara Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank the gods you didn't call it a navy.

Space Force - not bland, not geeky, not wrong. Though it might be copied ad infinitum due to it's relatively realistic use. I've heard everything from Navy to Spacey to Orbit Guard, but Space Force is relatively unheard of.
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kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Artist
Space Force is quite neutral enough.

But I think the Trekkie in many of the US military will still creep in...
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AnataraKentara Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Possibly, but the military has a way of making people very realistic, especially when it comes to matters like this - high end, high tech.
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Scarfield Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
As always excellent work, I guess a Lunar Campaign map would be a good follow-up to this.
I was going to mention that Russia had a Space Force, later turned into the Aerospace Defence Force, though I then remembered that Russia is balkanized in Freidman's view of the future.
PS: Though if that's the case, what does "the Japanese military presence" consist off?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shock troopers and "Pebble Mob," launchers.
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dassuperpenguin39 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
What are Pebble Mob Launchers?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its what Kim Stanley Robinson called a form of space based weapon system in which a series of fairly small asteroids/meteors are launched via mass drivers at different intervals and varying orbits, all destined to strike a desired target simultaneously. Individually each meteor wouldn't be strong enough to damage an Orbital Command Station, but impacting at once their combined kinetic energy would destroy it. Combined with the small size of each meteor, the seeming randomness of the orbits, and the difficulty to detect launches from a small mass driver, orbital surveillance platforms and the OCSs themselves would either not notice the meteors, or believe that they were part of a natural event and easily survivable.
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dassuperpenguin39 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Yikes
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I suppose in this version of events, the 1960s-era polemics on space being a demilitarized, international zone have pretty much been abandoned.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They kinda already have been.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
So much for Carl Sagan's ideal for space. Then again, even the Pale Blue Dot speech has its limitations
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BullMoose1912 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the Star Trek emblem included in the seal design.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's actually from the current USAF Space Command shield.
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow nice :), how do the colonies on the Jovian moons cope with the massive radiation belts given off by some of the gas giants eg Jupiter and the travel time if they don't have ftl yet ?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They live below the ice, which on those two moons are hundreds of miles thick. Hydrogen is the best absorbed of radiation we know, and the Ice layer is the perfect shield against Jupiter.
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lmbednark Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
SIGN. ME. UP! It's a beautiful seal, well done!
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wilji1090 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this part of the Second Renaissance or is this a Friedman thing?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both.
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wilji1090 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh! :D
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hazardouswaste Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
If only, if only. A man can dream.
What's the status of America's/Earth's colonies? Where are they located and how many people live elsewhere in the system?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By 2050 the United States had colonies (almost all of them privately owned and operated) on every planet in the solar system and most of the larger moons and asteroids, excluding those in the Kuiper Belt. The largest/most populated colonies are on the Moon, Mars, Ganymede, Callisto, Titan, and Triton; all told number about 50 million US Citizens. Mars and Venus are being Terraformed, with Venus having a very small population trying to cool the planet and build two mass drivers to correct its rotation, while Mars has upwards of 20 million people living on it. The moon is the beating heart of the American space industry, but its slowly being overtaken by the outer planets.
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