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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNsvgbpLMnQ


Just incase your link is broken in the post above ^^ they seem to have changed their video upload



We live in one heck of a time in history, when this is an actual ad on TV for actual space related jobs.   8)
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How was this missed over a year ago?  It's about Canadian spaceymen and bling.

https://www.afspc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1741597/canadian-space-operators-certified-awarded-space-wings-in-cspoc/
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  (Published January 25, 2019)

For the first time ever, three Canadian space operators assigned to Vandenberg AFB, Calif., were certified and formally awarded the U.S. Air Force Space Operations Badge in the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) 25 Jan. 2019.

The newly certified space operators, along with one senior space operator, were recognized and formally presented basic and senior space badges by Col. Scott Brodeur, Director of the CSpOC and Commander of the 614th Air Operations Center.

“This is the first time we’ve officially pinned space wings on our coalition partners in the CSpOC. Today’s winging recognized the fact that our newest coalition teammates are being trained, certified, operating and fully integrated into every aspect of what we do here at the CSpOC,” said Brodeur.

International exchange and liaison operators were previously trained by Air Education and Training Command. After completion of Initial Qualification Training (IQT) the operators were officially awarded the USAF Space Operations Badge by the 533rd Training Squadron Commander.

The certification criteria for coalition members to officially receive and wear the USAF Space Operations Badge is specified and agreed upon between liaison and exchange operators’ respective nations and Air Force Space Command. The 614th Combat Training Squadron at the CSpOC validates coalition and U.S. personnel have met or exceeded IQT requirements prior to formal approval and issuance of the space badge.

“As allies and partners, we are all in at the CSpOC. It’s great to see Canadian operators receiving the same formal recognition as our U.S. counterparts. We’re also working to award space wings to our United Kingdom and Australian partners here soon,” said Royal Canadian Air Force LCol Alain Dallaire, Deputy Director of the CSpOC and Commander of the Canadian Space Detachment. “Training together, fighting together, and winning together – we’ve been doing it in every other domain for decades; and now we’re doing it in, with and through space.”

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How was this missed over a year ago?  It's about Canadian spaceymen and bling.

https://www.afspc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1741597/canadian-space-operators-certified-awarded-space-wings-in-cspoc/
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That's... interesting.  I wore basic space operations badge when I was at CMOC.  I think it is just saying that it's the first for that center?

I liked the old ones better.  We switched when I was there. Less blingy.


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That's... interesting.  I wore basic space operations badge when I was at CMOC.  I think it is just saying that it's the first for that center?

I liked the old ones better.  We switched when I was there. Less blingy.



Are Canadians allowed to wear that all the time, or just during that posting?  I'm sure that comes with a lot of puzzled looks and conversation.
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Are Canadians allowed to wear that all the time, or just during that posting?  I'm sure that comes with a lot of puzzled looks and conversation.

Just when in Colorado, and only certain positions (I was Missile Warning).

I cheated and wore it on my mess kit after I came back.

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Does it activate a "beam me up?"

"Haha, very funny Scotty.  Now beam back my clothes."
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpiP_jN1Pv4

That looks much higher tech than we had...

The first movie I watched on mids after qualifying was "war Games."  I'm not sure if the techs were messing with me.  The Whooper was better than what we had as well, and that was like 15 years after the movie.

Better than what the Russians had though...

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Just read a piece about the Space Force.  There will be STARCOM!  And the formations will be changed from Wings and Groups and be called a "Delta"

https://www.defensenews.com/space/2020/06/30/heres-how-the-space-force-will-be-organized/


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Obviously, they will have to build their own Space Academy, or will it be called Starfleet Academy ???

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Obviously, they will have to build their own Space Academy, or will it be called Starfleet Academy ???

And oh please be in San Francisco.  Near the Golden Gate.  AND please make the Space Cadet's wear one piece uniforms
 
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Just when in Colorado, and only certain positions (I was Missile Warning).

I cheated and wore it on my mess kit after I came back.

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How was this missed over a year ago?  It's about Canadian spaceymen and bling.

https://www.afspc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1741597/canadian-space-operators-certified-awarded-space-wings-in-cspoc/
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That badge looks like a hood ornament for the sort of car you can land small helicopters on.

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Re: Trump directs creation of 'space force' as sixth branch of military
« Reply #141 on: August 26, 2020, 08:42:16 »
Dear Space Force,

What the hell is wrong with you?  Space uses Navy, not Army, ranks.  The track record of Army ranks in command of spaceships is poor.  As analysed by Space Ranks expert, William Shatner,

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Major Don West’s ineptness caused the space family Robinson to be “Lost in Space” on their space ship the Jupiter 2 forever.

There’s Major Anthony Nelson — who piloted a spacecraft that came crashing down next to a deserted island where he found an ancient bottle that contained a woman named Jeannie and brought the attention of Colonel Alfred Bellows to him for his crazy antics at NASA.

We cannot forget USAF Colonel Steve Austin, an astronaut who crashed his ship and severely injured himself that cost taxpayers $6 million to put him back together, who was portrayed by my dear friend, Lee Majors.

https://www.militarytimes.com/opinion/commentary/2020/08/26/what-the-heck-is-wrong-with-you-space-force/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Socialflow+MIL
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