If you thought the weirdest thing about the United States Space Force was the actual United States Space Force, you’d be mistaken. Just when it can’t get any stranger, the government cries, “Hold my beer!”
The U.S. Space Force official Twitter account announced the release of their new utility uniforms and … oh, God.
— United States Space Force (@SpaceForceDoD) January 18, 2020
Notice anything a little … off there? Like perhaps the fact that they’ve chosen camouflage for workers focusing on a place that doesn’t have trees, or dirt, or foliage of any kind?
You’re not alone. The good people of Twitter also suffered from a bout of WTF, and thank goodness because their reactions are too precious not to share.
— p!mpolas🏁 (@PiccNiccc) January 18, 2020
— itsallrealitv (@itsallrealitv) January 18, 2020
US #SpaceForce camo wear.
Actual outer space.
Good job, lads. pic.twitter.com/TVXllsoGrI
— Barb Haynes (@barbhaynes) January 18, 2020
— Adam 🇨🇦 (@teks8vy) January 18, 2020
— Jökull Ernir (@jokullernir) January 18, 2020
— Elizabeth L. Garcia (@lizzylynngarcia) January 18, 2020
— Bakeman say: #Bernie2020 (@Skot69) January 18, 2020
— Tim Schenck (@FatherTim) January 18, 2020
— Meggy Bengals 🐱and her fur family (@BengalsMeggy) January 18, 2020
— Allen Whitlock (@AllenWhitlock) January 18, 2020
— Jason (@sparky347v) January 18, 2020
— 👁𝓢𝓪𝓵𝓪𝓬𝓲𝓸𝓾𝓼 𝓐𝓻𝓽𝓼💋 (@VillarosaArts) January 18, 2020
— Zac Engler 💡 (@zacengler) January 18, 2020
There are some people who argue the pattern of the uniforms doesn’t matter because most of the Space Force’s work will be done right here on Earth. And that’s true. According to Todd Harrison, who directs the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, “It’s not about putting military service members in space, it has nothing to do with NASA, it’s not about protecting Earth from asteroids or aliens.” Instead, it’s about “all the different types of missions our military already does in space — just making sure that we’re doing them more effectively, more efficiently.”
But still, camo?
I guess there probably are quite a few bushes and trees in those offices our Space Force will be working in.