Watch: United States Space Force unveils official song

Watch: United States Space Force unveils official song
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The United States Space Force, which was officially established by former President Donald Trump on December 20th, 2019, introduced its official song on Tuesday at the Air & Space Forces Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

The tune, called Semper Supra, "was named after the USSF motto, which is Latin for 'Always Above.' It was created to capture the esprit de corps of both current and future Guardians, and intends to bring together service members by giving them a sense of pride," the newest military branch announced in a press statement.

"Two former service members collaborated to create the song, a process that took years of research and revisions to make sure the song was ready for release," it explained.

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Singer/songwriter James Teachenor composed the melody and authored the lyrics:

We're the mighty watchful eye,
Guardians beyond the blue,
The invisible front line,
Warfighters brave and true.
Boldly reaching into space,
There's no limit to our sky.
Standing guard both night and day,
We're the Space Force from on high.

Teachenor, a veteran Air Force musician, said that "the song was a long work in progress because I wanted it to encompass all the capabilities that the Space Force offers and its vision."

The project began in 2019 as a collaborative effort between Teachenor and Chief of Space Operations General John 'Jay' Raymond. United States Coast Guard Band Chief Musician Sean Nelson then worked alongside instrumentalists to create the thirty-part orchestral arrangement, which was recorded by the Coast Guard Band.

"I received the melody and words from James, and he wanted me to help add the harmony and to orchestrate it," said Nelson. "At first, it started with singing and the piano. I became familiar with the other branches' songs, but I wanted this one to have its own modern spin to reflect what the Space Force is - modern, new and very advanced."

Watch below or at this link.

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