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The US Space Force now has a flag. Here it is.

The U.S. Space Force now has a flag.

The flag of the nation's newest military branch was unveiled today (May 15) during a ceremony in the Oval Office. President Donald Trump watched as the flag was unfurled and designated it the official banner of the Space Force. 

"Space is going to be the future, both in terms of defense and offense and so many other things," said Trump, who also signed the 2020 Armed Forces Day Proclamation during today's event. "And already, from what I'm hearing and based on reports, we're now the leader in space."

Related: What is the Space Force?

The official flag of the U.S. Space Force is unveiled at the White House event with President Donald Trump on May 15, 2020. (Image credit: White House)

"This is really to unfurl the flag, but we’ve been doing this now for quite awhile," he added.

The flag itself is very dark blue, appearing almost black at first glance. It features three large stars and the Space Force's signature delta logo in the center. The flag reads "United States Space Force," and beneath that are the Roman numerals "MMXIX," or 2019, the year that the Space Force was officially "born." 

This is the first new military flag released in 72 years. It will stand in the Oval Office alongside the flags from the other military service branches. 

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Chelsea Gohd

Chelsea Gohd joined Space.com as an intern in the summer of 2018 and returned as a Staff Writer in 2019. After receiving a B.S. in Public Health, she worked as a science communicator at the American Museum of Natural History. Chelsea has written for publications including Scientific American, Discover Magazine Blog, Astronomy Magazine, Live Science, All That is Interesting, AMNH Microbe Mondays blog, The Daily Targum and Roaring Earth. When not writing, reading or following the latest space and science discoveries, Chelsea is writing music, singing, playing guitar and performing with her band Foxanne (@foxannemusic). You can follow her on Twitter @chelsea_gohd.