GREEN RIVER — Green River Mayor Pete Rust and Councilperson Sherry Bushman were excited to show off the United States Space Force flag Bushman received from the Vandenberg Space Force Base located near Lompoc, California, approximately 60 miles north of Santa Barbara.
Space Force is the sixth independent U.S. military service branch, tasked with missions and operations in
the rapidly evolving space domain, that was established in December 2019 through the 2020 National
Defense Authorization Act. It was created to defend the freedom to operate in space.
The flag received is believed to be the first in Wyoming and will be placed up at the cemetery to stand next to the other flags from the branches of the military. Bushman also received an additional Space Force flag, which the honor guard will use.