The U.S. navy’s latest department now has its marching music.
The Area Pressure, which isn’t but three years previous, simply unveiled its official track, a 40-second ditty referred to as “Semper Supra” (Latin for “all the time above.”) And it goes somewhat one thing like this:
“We are the mighty watchful eye / Guardians past the blue,
The invisible entrance line / Warfighters courageous and true.
Boldly reaching into house / There is not any restrict to our sky.
Standing guard each night time and day / We are the Area Pressure from on excessive.”
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You’ll be able to hear the phrases and music collectively in an Instagram put up (opens in new tab) the Area Pressure made at this time (Sept. 20).
As these lyrics point out, members of the Area Pressure are referred to as “guardians,” which cues the service up for “Guardians of the Galaxy” jokes. Each department of the U.S. navy has a particular identify for its personnel; for instance, these within the Military and Navy are referred to as troopers and sailors, respectively.
Every department additionally has its personal track. You’ll have heard “The Military Goes Rolling Alongside (opens in new tab),” which makes use of a melody written by march grasp John Philip Sousa.
The Area Pressure was formally established in December 2019, turning into the primary new department of the U.S. navy because the Air Pressure started operations in 1947. The Area Pressure is a part of the Air Pressure, a lot because the U.S. Marine Corps is a part of the Navy.
The Area Pressure “is liable for organizing, coaching, and equipping Guardians to conduct international house operations that improve the best way our joint and coalition forces combat, whereas additionally providing resolution makers navy choices to realize nationwide goals,” the department’s mission assertion reads (opens in new tab).
This can be a broad and necessary purview, provided that the US owes a lot of its storied navy prowess to its superior house property — the extremely succesful reconnaissance and communications satellites that permit warfighters to observe and coordinate actions on the bottom. These property are more and more coming underneath menace from rival nations comparable to China and Russia, U.S. navy officers have mentioned.
“Semper Supra” was unveiled throughout the 2022 Air Pressure Affiliation Air, Area and Cyber Convention, which runs from Monday by means of Wednesday (Sept. 19 to Sept. 21) in Nationwide Harbor, Maryland, the Area Pressure wrote in at this time’s Instagram put up.
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