New Space Force Uniforms Mocked for Camo Design: ‘Are They Fighting on the Forest Moon of Endor?’

“How many trees do you expect to find in space?” comedian James Felton asks

Last Updated: January 18, 2020 @ 12:04 PM

Department of Defense on Friday released the first images of the utility uniforms for the newly announced division of the U.S. military, Space Force — and the online reaction has not been good.

Specifically, the Twitterverse has mocked the use of camouflage in the design — since space is not exactly known for an abundance of trees for soldiers to blend in with.

“Are they fighting on the forest moon of Endor?” sci-fi author Chuck Wendig asked, referencing the wooded “Star Wars” locale that is home to adorable Ewoks and the gravesite of Darth Vader himself.

Endor soon became a trending topic on Twitter as other fans weighed in with puzzlement about the new designs.

Trump’s Space Force troops wearing camo in space is perhaps the strongest evidence yet that Idiocracy is a documentary,” Vox journalist Aaron Rupar tweeted.

“How many trees do you expect to find in space?” comedian James Felton wondered.

And “Chernobyl” writer-producer Craig Mazin noted, “In space no one can hear you be ridiculous.”

In a follow-up tweet hours later, Space Force explained that the new division of the Air Force “is utilizing current Army/Air Force uniforms, saving costs of designing/producing a new one. Members will look like their joint counterparts they’ll be working with, on the ground.”

But the online mockery continued. Here are some of the other responses.

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