MIKE PENCE/SPACE FORCE: “I bring greetings and congratulations from the 45th President of the United States, President Donald Trump. We just left the Oval Office with the President. And from the very first moment that he conceived of the idea of creating a new branch of our Armed Forces dedicated to our security in space, he has been an enthusiast…

And from the first day of this administration, President Trump called for steps to renew American leadership in space… And so it is my honor, on behalf of the President of the United States, to announce that, henceforth, the men and women of the United States Space Force will be known as ‘Guardians.’ Soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Guardians will be defending our nation for generations to come.”

-Mike Pence, “Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Space Force’s 1st Birthday Celebration,” whitehouse.gov, Dec. 18, 2020