The U.S. Department of Defense released the first images of its new military unit, the new uniforms of the U.S. Space Force, on Friday, local time, according to media CNET. “The first set of space force uniform nameplates has arrived at the Pentagon,” the U.S. Defense Force tweeted on its official account. ”
In December, President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020, agreeing to establish the Space Force as the sixth largest U.S. military. The new uniforms were praised by the U.S. Navy as “outside the world.” But not everyone was impressed.
While the new uniforms don’t look like anything like Star River, Space Fortress Galactica, Pacific Rim or even Star Trek, the uniform design caught the attention of Star Wars fans, who derided the costumes as being covered up in disguise.
Star Wars fans point out that perhaps President Trump thinks space forces will soon be at war with Ewoks, which lives on the fictional forest satellite Endor.
“Are they going to fight on the forest satellite Endor?” Sci-Fi writer Chuck Wendig responded to space forces’ tweets on Twitter.
“LOL. It’s perfect for hiding in that space jungle. “Thunder 3: Dusk of the Gods” director Taika Waititi tweeted.
Another tweeted: “People are laughing at the Pentagon’s new camouflage space force uniform as if the Battle of Endor never happened. “
“Some self-made smart people are joking that the new “Space Force” camouflage suit is only useful for Endor; Sorry, but it’s much more than that. It also works in the arid areas of Naboo, Dagobah, Kashykk, Takodana and Scariff,” joked another Twitter user.
After the new uniform design was mocked by netizens, The U.S. Space Force responded in a tweet Saturday, explaining that it was designing uniforms similar to those of other military departments to save money.
Here are some interesting tweets about the new uniform review for the U.S. space force: