WASHINGTON, D.C.—The official flag of the United States Military’s new service branch, the U.S. Space Force (USSF), now flies proudly over the entrance to the Edwin Cardinal O’Brien Pastoral Center, home base of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS).
Congress created the Space Force late in 2019. The flag of the new branch was introduced at the White House in May of 2020. The AMS subsequently arranged to add the new colors to the array of those long posted outside the O’Brien Pastoral Center, one for each service branch in order of creation from left to right: the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, the Department of Veterans Affairs,
and now, the Space Force, all of which stand behind the U.S. Flag and those of the Vatican, the AMS, and the District of Columbia.
The AMS purchased the USSF flag and a new flagpole from National Capital Flag Co., Inc., of Alexandra, VA. The flag was raised for the first time at AMS headquarters on Wednesday, June 16. In keeping with the Space Force motto Semper Supra (“Always Above”), the flag will fly in perpetuity along with those of the other service branches, the Nation, and the Catholic Church in a standing symbolic and spiritual salute to those who serve God and Country.