Queue the Star Lord and Rocket Raccoon jokes.
Vice President Mike Pence on Friday introduced that members of the House Pressure might be often called “Guardians.”
“Sailors, troopers, airmen, Marines and guardians might be defending our nation for generations to return,” Pence stated.
The veep made the feedback throughout a White Home ceremony marking the service’s upcoming first birthday on Dec. 20.
The House Pressure stated the title was picked out of a whole bunch of submissions throughout a yearlong course of.
“Guardians is a reputation with an extended historical past in house operations,” the service stated in a tweet, noting that the motto of the previous Air Pressure House Command was “Guardians of the Excessive Frontier.”
“The title Guardians connects our proud heritage and tradition to the essential mission we execute 24/7, defending the folks and curiosity of the U.S. and its allies.”
A number of folks on social media have been fast to additionally level out the connection to the Marvel Comics movie franchise “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
The title announcement follows the July unveiling of the House Pressure emblem and motto: “semper supra,” or “at all times above.”
The pressure’s seal was revealed by President Trump in January — and observers on the time famous a powerful resemblance to the image of Star Trek’s Star Fleet.
Trump formally launched the sixth department of the army in December 2019.