The US Space Force can now be "boldly reaching into space" with their very own song titled 'Semper Supra'.
The new tune was revealed by General John W 'Jay' Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, during the 2022 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
The space force, the newest military branch established in 2019 launched its service dress last year and now joins the other US uniformed service branches in having their own official song.
The US Marines have the 'Marine Hymn', the US Army sings 'The Army Goes Rolling Along' and officers of the Uniformed Public Health Service march to 'The March of the US Public Health Service'.
The song, 'Semper Supra', is named after the US Space Force motto and in Latin, it translates to 'Always Above'. The lyrics are as followed:
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.
The song's creators
The melody and lyrics of the song were created by an Air Force veteran and it took years of research and revisions to ensure it was ready for release, the Space Force said.
James Teachenor, the songwriter and a former member of the Air Force Band at the Air Force Academy, said that it was a "quite long work in progress for a while".
He added this was because he "wanted to make sure everything that was in the song would adequately represent all the capabilities that our Space Force is involved with and make sure I didn't mess up on the mission or the vision of what the Space Forces does".
After coming up with the lyrics and melody of the song, it was sent to US Coast Guard Band trombonist Chief Musician Sean Nelson who "worked a masterful arrangement", according to General Raymond.