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Military Service: USOE awesomacious: Andre Rush, the White House Chef, did 24 years of military service and now specializes in cake decoration among others.
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Andre Rush, the White House Chef, did 24 years of military service and now specializes in cake decoration among others.

awesomacious: Andre Rush, the White House Chef, did 24 years of military service and now specializes in cake decoration among others.

Military Service: USOE Andre Rush, the White House Chef, did 24 years of military service and now specializes in cake decoration among others.
Military Service: USOE
Andre Rush, the White House Chef, did 24 years of military service and now specializes in cake decoration among others.

Andre Rush, the White House Chef, did 24 years of military service and now specializes in cake decoration among others.

Military Service: CBS News @CBSNews Follow Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws/2JKkXLa OR RELT 12:33 AM - 15 Jun 2018 5,028 Retweets 7,533 Likes Nathan @Nate4217 Follow Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren'i rncai for people who pay reni, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna boy/girl job. CBS News@CBSNews Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws FOR RENT 7:29 AM- 18 Jun 2018 1,962 Retweets 7,886 Likes 0 G 銈 . Frank Furtschool apppaaaapp... @kulturalmarx Follow unpopular opinion: [belief shared by literally every other suburban rich kid ever] Nathan @Nate4217 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money nt get a big boy/girl job 7:03 PM- 21 Jun 2018 585 Retweets 3,185 Likes TheAfrocentricAsian @jmood88 Follow This isn't an unpopular opinion, it's a complete misunderstanding of why a minimum wage was created. Nathan @Nate4217 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money to pay rent get a big boy/girl job. twitter.com/cbsnews/status 5:28 AM- 21 Jun 2018 1,790 Retweets 6,835 Likes nickbilz: chescaleigh: reverseracism: welcometonegrotown: It鈥檚 an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper class white people. Also, aside from this completely uneducated reasoning as to why minimum wage was created鈥 I can guarantee that there are tens of thousands of teenagers who have to pay bills and help support their families or are the only financial supporter to their family. not to mention, if minimum wage was meant solely for high school students how would the business survive when students are in school?? are they only supposed to be open on the weekend? this 鈥渦npopular opinion鈥 makes no sense. Unpopular fact: in the 70s a minimum wage worker could pay for college with a summer job. Unpopular fact: minimum wage was conceived to be the minimum amount of money a person would need to support themselves and their families when working 40 hours per week. Unpopular fact: minimum wage was created because working men and women in this nation fought鈥揻iguratively in the negotiating room and literally in the streets鈥揻or a fair working wage, with sweat and blood and tears and death. Unpopular fact: military service personnel are not the only people who have fought and died for your rights as American: labor leaders and common workers laid down their lives so that you could have a 40 hour work week instead of 80 hours; so you could have a 2 day weekend instead of none; so you could have lunch and bathroom breaks instead of going hungry and shitting your pants,; so you could have a three day weekend in September. Capitalism would NEVER dole out basic human decency without literal human sacrifice.
Military Service: CBS News
 @CBSNews
 Follow
 Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent
 anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws/2JKkXLa
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 12:33 AM - 15 Jun 2018
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 Nathan
 @Nate4217
 Follow
 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs
 aren'i rncai for people who pay reni, they're
 for high schoolers and such. If you wanna
 boy/girl job.
 CBS News@CBSNews
 Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws
 FOR RENT
 7:29 AM- 18 Jun 2018
 1,962 Retweets 7,886 Likes
 0 G
 銈
 .

 Frank Furtschool apppaaaapp...
 @kulturalmarx
 Follow
 unpopular opinion: [belief shared by
 literally every other suburban rich kid
 ever]
 Nathan @Nate4217
 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay
 rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money
 nt get a big boy/girl job
 7:03 PM- 21 Jun 2018
 585 Retweets 3,185 Likes

 TheAfrocentricAsian
 @jmood88
 Follow
 This isn't an unpopular opinion, it's a
 complete misunderstanding of why a
 minimum wage was created.
 Nathan @Nate4217
 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're
 for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money to pay rent get a big
 boy/girl job. twitter.com/cbsnews/status
 5:28 AM- 21 Jun 2018
 1,790 Retweets 6,835 Likes
nickbilz:
chescaleigh:


reverseracism:

welcometonegrotown:
It鈥檚 an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper class white people.
Also, aside from this completely uneducated reasoning as to why minimum wage was created鈥 
I can guarantee that there are tens of thousands of teenagers who have to pay bills and help support their families or are the only financial supporter to their family. 


not to mention, if minimum wage was meant solely for high school students how would the business survive when students are in school??  are they only supposed to be open on the weekend? this 鈥渦npopular opinion鈥 makes no sense. 


Unpopular fact: in the 70s a minimum wage worker could pay for college with a summer job. 
Unpopular fact: minimum wage was conceived to be the minimum amount of money a person would need to support themselves and their families when working 40 hours per week.
Unpopular fact: minimum wage was created because working men and women in this nation fought鈥揻iguratively in the negotiating room and literally in the streets鈥揻or a fair working wage, with sweat and blood and tears and death. 
Unpopular fact: military service personnel are not the only people who have fought and died for your rights as American: labor leaders and common workers laid down their lives so that you could have a 40 hour work week instead of 80 hours; so you could have a 2 day weekend instead of none; so you could have lunch and bathroom breaks instead of going hungry and shitting your pants,; so you could have a three day weekend in September.
Capitalism would NEVER dole out basic human decency without literal human sacrifice.

nickbilz: chescaleigh: reverseracism: welcometonegrotown: It鈥檚 an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper class white people....

Military Service: CBS News @CBSNews Follow Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws/2JKkXLa OR RELT 12:33 AM - 15 Jun 2018 5,028 Retweets 7,533 Likes Nathan @Nate4217 Follow Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren'i rncai for people who pay reni, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna boy/girl job. CBS News@CBSNews Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws FOR RENT 7:29 AM- 18 Jun 2018 1,962 Retweets 7,886 Likes 0 G 銈 . Frank Furtschool apppaaaapp... @kulturalmarx Follow unpopular opinion: [belief shared by literally every other suburban rich kid ever] Nathan @Nate4217 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money nt get a big boy/girl job 7:03 PM- 21 Jun 2018 585 Retweets 3,185 Likes TheAfrocentricAsian @jmood88 Follow This isn't an unpopular opinion, it's a complete misunderstanding of why a minimum wage was created. Nathan @Nate4217 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money to pay rent get a big boy/girl job. twitter.com/cbsnews/status 5:28 AM- 21 Jun 2018 1,790 Retweets 6,835 Likes nickbilz: chescaleigh: reverseracism: welcometonegrotown: It鈥檚 an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper class white people. Also, aside from this completely uneducated reasoning as to why minimum wage was created鈥 I can guarantee that there are tens of thousands of teenagers who have to pay bills and help support their families or are the only financial supporter to their family. not to mention, if minimum wage was meant solely for high school students how would the business survive when students are in school?? are they only supposed to be open on the weekend? this 鈥渦npopular opinion鈥 makes no sense. Unpopular fact: in the 70s a minimum wage worker could pay for college with a summer job. Unpopular fact: minimum wage was conceived to be the minimum amount of money a person would need to support themselves and their families when working 40 hours per week. Unpopular fact: minimum wage was created because working men and women in this nation fought鈥揻iguratively in the negotiating room and literally in the streets鈥揻or a fair working wage, with sweat and blood and tears and death. Unpopular fact: military service personnel are not the only people who have fought and died for your rights as American: labor leaders and common workers laid down their lives so that you could have a 40 hour work week instead of 80 hours; so you could have a 2 day weekend instead of none; so you could have lunch and bathroom breaks instead of going hungry and shitting your pants,; so you could have a three day weekend in September. Capitalism would NEVER dole out basic human decency without literal human sacrifice.
Military Service: CBS News
 @CBSNews
 Follow
 Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent
 anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws/2JKkXLa
 OR RELT
 12:33 AM - 15 Jun 2018
 5,028 Retweets 7,533 Likes

 Nathan
 @Nate4217
 Follow
 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs
 aren'i rncai for people who pay reni, they're
 for high schoolers and such. If you wanna
 boy/girl job.
 CBS News@CBSNews
 Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws
 FOR RENT
 7:29 AM- 18 Jun 2018
 1,962 Retweets 7,886 Likes
 0 G
 銈
 .

 Frank Furtschool apppaaaapp...
 @kulturalmarx
 Follow
 unpopular opinion: [belief shared by
 literally every other suburban rich kid
 ever]
 Nathan @Nate4217
 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay
 rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money
 nt get a big boy/girl job
 7:03 PM- 21 Jun 2018
 585 Retweets 3,185 Likes

 TheAfrocentricAsian
 @jmood88
 Follow
 This isn't an unpopular opinion, it's a
 complete misunderstanding of why a
 minimum wage was created.
 Nathan @Nate4217
 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're
 for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money to pay rent get a big
 boy/girl job. twitter.com/cbsnews/status
 5:28 AM- 21 Jun 2018
 1,790 Retweets 6,835 Likes
nickbilz:

chescaleigh:


reverseracism:

welcometonegrotown:
It鈥檚 an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper class white people.
Also, aside from this completely uneducated reasoning as to why minimum wage was created鈥 
I can guarantee that there are tens of thousands of teenagers who have to pay bills and help support their families or are the only financial supporter to their family. 


not to mention, if minimum wage was meant solely for high school students how would the business survive when students are in school??  are they only supposed to be open on the weekend? this 鈥渦npopular opinion鈥 makes no sense. 


Unpopular fact: in the 70s a minimum wage worker could pay for college with a summer job. 
Unpopular fact: minimum wage was conceived to be the minimum amount of money a person would need to support themselves and their families when working 40 hours per week.
Unpopular fact: minimum wage was created because working men and women in this nation fought鈥揻iguratively in the negotiating room and literally in the streets鈥揻or a fair working wage, with sweat and blood and tears and death. 
Unpopular fact: military service personnel are not the only people who have fought and died for your rights as American: labor leaders and common workers laid down their lives so that you could have a 40 hour work week instead of 80 hours; so you could have a 2 day weekend instead of none; so you could have lunch and bathroom breaks instead of going hungry and shitting your pants,; so you could have a three day weekend in September.
Capitalism would NEVER dole out basic human decency without literal human sacrifice.

nickbilz: chescaleigh: reverseracism: welcometonegrotown: It鈥檚 an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper class white people...

Military Service: CBS News @CBSNews Follow Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws/2JKkXLa OR RELT 12:33 AM - 15 Jun 2018 5,028 Retweets 7,533 Likes Nathan @Nate4217 Follow Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren'i rncai for people who pay reni, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna boy/girl job. CBS News@CBSNews Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws FOR RENT 7:29 AM- 18 Jun 2018 1,962 Retweets 7,886 Likes 0 G 銈 . Frank Furtschool apppaaaapp... @kulturalmarx Follow unpopular opinion: [belief shared by literally every other suburban rich kid ever] Nathan @Nate4217 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money nt get a big boy/girl job 7:03 PM- 21 Jun 2018 585 Retweets 3,185 Likes TheAfrocentricAsian @jmood88 Follow This isn't an unpopular opinion, it's a complete misunderstanding of why a minimum wage was created. Nathan @Nate4217 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money to pay rent get a big boy/girl job. twitter.com/cbsnews/status 5:28 AM- 21 Jun 2018 1,790 Retweets 6,835 Likes screams-4-memes: nickbilz: chescaleigh: reverseracism: welcometonegrotown: It鈥檚 an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper class white people. Also, aside from this completely uneducated reasoning as to why minimum wage was created鈥 I can guarantee that there are tens of thousands of teenagers who have to pay bills and help support their families or are the only financial supporter to their family. not to mention, if minimum wage was meant solely for high school students how would the business survive when students are in school?? are they only supposed to be open on the weekend? this 鈥渦npopular opinion鈥 makes no sense. Unpopular fact: in the 70s a minimum wage worker could pay for college with a summer job. Unpopular fact: minimum wage was conceived to be the minimum amount of money a person would need to support themselves and their families when working 40 hours per week. Unpopular fact: minimum wage was created because working men and women in this nation fought鈥揻iguratively in the negotiating room and literally in the streets鈥揻or a fair working wage, with sweat and blood and tears and death. Unpopular fact: military service personnel are not the only people who have fought and died for your rights as American: labor leaders and common workers laid down their lives so that you could have a 40 hour work week instead of 80 hours; so you could have a 2 day weekend instead of none; so you could have lunch and bathroom breaks instead of going hungry and shitting your pants,; so you could have a three day weekend in September. Capitalism would NEVER dole out basic human decency without literal human sacrifice. only one of my coworkers at my minimum wage job is younger than me and she鈥檚 only younger than me by a couple months. I鈥檓 18. I鈥檓 never not angry about this topic.
Military Service: CBS News
 @CBSNews
 Follow
 Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent
 anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws/2JKkXLa
 OR RELT
 12:33 AM - 15 Jun 2018
 5,028 Retweets 7,533 Likes

 Nathan
 @Nate4217
 Follow
 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs
 aren'i rncai for people who pay reni, they're
 for high schoolers and such. If you wanna
 boy/girl job.
 CBS News@CBSNews
 Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws
 FOR RENT
 7:29 AM- 18 Jun 2018
 1,962 Retweets 7,886 Likes
 0 G
 銈
 .

 Frank Furtschool apppaaaapp...
 @kulturalmarx
 Follow
 unpopular opinion: [belief shared by
 literally every other suburban rich kid
 ever]
 Nathan @Nate4217
 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay
 rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money
 nt get a big boy/girl job
 7:03 PM- 21 Jun 2018
 585 Retweets 3,185 Likes

 TheAfrocentricAsian
 @jmood88
 Follow
 This isn't an unpopular opinion, it's a
 complete misunderstanding of why a
 minimum wage was created.
 Nathan @Nate4217
 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're
 for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money to pay rent get a big
 boy/girl job. twitter.com/cbsnews/status
 5:28 AM- 21 Jun 2018
 1,790 Retweets 6,835 Likes
screams-4-memes:

nickbilz:

chescaleigh:


reverseracism:

welcometonegrotown:
It鈥檚 an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper class white people.
Also, aside from this completely uneducated reasoning as to why minimum wage was created鈥 
I can guarantee that there are tens of thousands of teenagers who have to pay bills and help support their families or are the only financial supporter to their family. 


not to mention, if minimum wage was meant solely for high school students how would the business survive when students are in school??  are they only supposed to be open on the weekend? this 鈥渦npopular opinion鈥 makes no sense. 


Unpopular fact: in the 70s a minimum wage worker could pay for college with a summer job. 
Unpopular fact: minimum wage was conceived to be the minimum amount of money a person would need to support themselves and their families when working 40 hours per week.
Unpopular fact: minimum wage was created because working men and women in this nation fought鈥揻iguratively in the negotiating room and literally in the streets鈥揻or a fair working wage, with sweat and blood and tears and death. 
Unpopular fact: military service personnel are not the only people who have fought and died for your rights as American: labor leaders and common workers laid down their lives so that you could have a 40 hour work week instead of 80 hours; so you could have a 2 day weekend instead of none; so you could have lunch and bathroom breaks instead of going hungry and shitting your pants,; so you could have a three day weekend in September.
Capitalism would NEVER dole out basic human decency without literal human sacrifice. 


only one of my coworkers at my minimum wage job is younger than me and she鈥檚 only younger than me by a couple months. I鈥檓 18. I鈥檓 never not angry about this topic.

screams-4-memes: nickbilz: chescaleigh: reverseracism: welcometonegrotown: It鈥檚 an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper...

Military Service: IA THEMETAPICTURE.COM Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation. Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour iods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside. The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene. One warm afternoon the man by the window describeda parade passing by. Although the other man couldn't hear the band -he could see it. In his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Days and weeks passed. e morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone. Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.. it faced a blank wall The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you," she said. Epilogue There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy. And share it. "Today is a gift, that's why it is called the present." you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com srsfunny:The Window In The Hospital Room
Military Service: IA THEMETAPICTURE.COM
 Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital
 room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour
 each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed
 was next to the room's only window. The other man had to
 spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours
 on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes,
 their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where
 they had been on vacation. Every afternoon when the man in
 the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time
 by describing to his roommate all the things he could see
 outside the window
 The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour
 iods where his world would be broadened and enlivened
 by all the activity and color of the world outside. The window
 overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans
 played on the water while children sailed their model boats.
 Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every
 color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the
 distance. As the man by the window described all this in
 exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room
 would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.
 One warm afternoon the man by the window describeda
 parade passing by. Although the other man couldn't hear
 the band -he could see it. In his mind's eye as the gentleman
 by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.
 Days and weeks passed.
 e morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their
 baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the
 window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was
 saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the
 body away. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man
 asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse
 was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was
 comfortable, she left him alone.
 Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to
 take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to
 slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed..
 it faced a blank wall
 The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his
 deceased roommate who had described such wonderful
 things outside this window. The nurse responded that the
 man was blind and could not even see the wall
 "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you," she said.
 Epilogue
 There is tremendous happiness in making others happy,
 despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow,
 but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel
 rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't
 buy. And share it.
 "Today is a gift, that's why it is called the present."
 you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com
srsfunny:The Window In The Hospital Room

srsfunny:The Window In The Hospital Room

Military Service: SPACE FORCE President Trump directs Defense Department to 'immediately begin the process' of establishing 'space force' as sixth military branch President Donald Trump declared Monday he will move to make a new branch of the military focused solely on space. 鈥淚 am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces,鈥 Trump said during a meeting of the National Space Council. 鈥淥ur destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity but a matter of national security,鈥 Trump said. He floated the idea for the force as a part of his national security strategy on March 13, saying 鈥渟pace is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea.鈥 The president described then how he had originally coined the term as a joke, while discussing U.S. government spending and private investment in space. 鈥淲e have the Air Force, we鈥檒l have the space force,鈥 Trump said in March. As it turns out, the space force sounds a lot like the space corps legislation the Trump administration opposed last year. In the National Defense Authorization Act, the House Armed Services Committee proposed last June the establishment of a space corps, a new branch of the military that would fall under the command of the Air Force. This branch鈥檚 relationship to the Air Force would be similar to the Marine Corps鈥 ties to the Navy. The space corps would have an area of responsibility that encompasses the vast expanse outside of the Earth鈥檚 atmosphere. At the time, the White House, the Air Force as well as Secretary of Defense James Mattis disapproved of creating a sixth branch of the military. 鈥淚 oppose the creation of a new military service and additional organizational layers at a time when we are focused on reducing overhead and integrating joint warfighting efforts,鈥 Mattis wrote in a letter to the House and Senate armed services committees. While the legislation passed the House, the space corps bid did not make it into the final defense authorization bill in November. The addition of a service branch would be the first in 71 years. The Air Force is the nation鈥檚 youngest branch and was added shortly after World War II.
Military Service: SPACE FORCE
 President Trump directs Defense Department to 'immediately
 begin the process' of establishing 'space force' as sixth
 military branch
President Donald Trump declared Monday he will move to make a new branch of the military focused solely on space. 鈥淚 am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces,鈥 Trump said during a meeting of the National Space Council. 鈥淥ur destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity but a matter of national security,鈥 Trump said. He floated the idea for the force as a part of his national security strategy on March 13, saying 鈥渟pace is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea.鈥 The president described then how he had originally coined the term as a joke, while discussing U.S. government spending and private investment in space. 鈥淲e have the Air Force, we鈥檒l have the space force,鈥 Trump said in March. As it turns out, the space force sounds a lot like the space corps legislation the Trump administration opposed last year. In the National Defense Authorization Act, the House Armed Services Committee proposed last June the establishment of a space corps, a new branch of the military that would fall under the command of the Air Force. This branch鈥檚 relationship to the Air Force would be similar to the Marine Corps鈥 ties to the Navy. The space corps would have an area of responsibility that encompasses the vast expanse outside of the Earth鈥檚 atmosphere. At the time, the White House, the Air Force as well as Secretary of Defense James Mattis disapproved of creating a sixth branch of the military. 鈥淚 oppose the creation of a new military service and additional organizational layers at a time when we are focused on reducing overhead and integrating joint warfighting efforts,鈥 Mattis wrote in a letter to the House and Senate armed services committees. While the legislation passed the House, the space corps bid did not make it into the final defense authorization bill in November. The addition of a service branch would be the first in 71 years. The Air Force is the nation鈥檚 youngest branch and was added shortly after World War II.

President Donald Trump declared Monday he will move to make a new branch of the military focused solely on space. 鈥淚 am hereby directing...