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Airmen become Guardians at Scott

man standing in front of 19 others

U.S. Space Force Senior Master Sgt. Sergey Aguryanov, 375th Communications Squadron plans and operations flight chief, leads a group of U.S. Space Force Guardians during an induction ceremony on Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Feb. 12, 2021. A total of 19 Airmen became Guardians after they participated in the first ever mass U.S. Space Force induction ceremony on Scott. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jordan Castelan)

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A U.S. Air Force Airman waits to become a U.S. Space Force Guardians during an induction ceremony on Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Feb. 12, 2021. A total of 19 Airmen became Guardians after they participated in the first ever mass U.S. Space Force induction ceremony on Scott. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jordan Castelan)

patches put on uniform by boss

A newly transferred U.S. Space Force Guardian is aided in updating her uniform with the correct patches of the U.S. Space Force on Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Feb. 12, 2021. The Space Force prepares, organizes, trains, and equips their members to successfully protect U.S. and allied interests in space. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jordan Castelan)

man speaking at ceremony

Col. Zachary Warakomski, 375th Communications Group commander, address a group of U.S. Air Force Airmen preparing to become U.S. Space Force Guardians on Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Feb. 12, 2021. As the future commander of the Peterson-Schriever garrison, and a future Guardian himself, Warakomski prepares to lead a military service that organizes, trains, and equips their members to successfully protect U.S. and allied interests in space. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jordan Castelan)

man salutes officer

U.S. Space Force Senior Master Sgt. Sergey Aguryanov, 375th Communications Squadron plans and operations flight chief, leads a group of U.S. Space Force Guardians during an induction ceremony on Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Feb. 12, 2021. A total of 19 Airmen became Guardians after they participated in the first ever mass U.S. Space Force induction ceremony on Scott. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jordan Castelan)

man makes pledge

U.S. Space Force Senior Master Sgt. Sergey Aguryanov, 375th Communications Squadron plans and operations flight chief, leads a group of U.S. Space Force Guardians during an induction ceremony on Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Feb. 12, 2021. The Space Force prepares, organizes, trains, and equips their members to successfully protect U.S. and allied interests in space. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jordan Castelan)

patches put on uniform

A U.S. Space Force Guardian is aided in updating his uniform with the correct patches of the U.S. Space Force during an induction ceremony on Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Feb. 12, 2021. A total of 19 Airmen became Guardians after they participated in the first ever mass U.S. Space Force induction ceremony on Scott. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jordan Castelan)

group photo

New Space Force Guardians assemble for a group photo on Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Feb. 12, 2021. The Space Force prepares, organizes, trains, and equips their members to successfully protect U.S. and allied interests in space. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jordan Castelan)

Scott Air Force Base, Ill. -- On Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, Scott Air Force Base held its first ever mass U.S. Space Force induction ceremony, swearing in 19 Airmen as our nation's newest Guardians.

In December of 2019, the U.S. Space Force became the first newly created branch of service since our Air Force arose from the Army Air Corps in 1947. With a motto of Semper Supra, or 'always above', the Space Force Will prepare, organize, train and equip its newest members to successfully protect U.S. and allies interests in space.