Military Air Force Museum - Space Force Addition Soon - Time Flies

Military organizations in the United States will soon have its newest addition, Space Force. The idea of such an entity has been mentioned on a number of occasions from time-to-time. Until recently, no one has considered this to really be an option after over sixty years of space exploration. Now, there is a permanent habitation (ISS-International Space Station) orbiting earth that has become the norm instead of the exception. So, it means we are here to stay above the earth and beyond.

It is only a matter of time, effort, and technological growth. Such growth is occurring at an exponential rate; however, please bear in mind the fragility of the human body. It must be protected from any negative form situation where damage can occur. I stand in complete support of how the space program has developed over the last sixty-plus years. Having studied the process since childhood, it is amazing to behold. It is only a matter of time for more improved methods of human habitation of space are implemented. This includes propulsion and more artificial gravity innovations are invented.

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International Space Station view.

There is one thing of great importance being sometimes overlooked by people in the general population, as well as, in government, political, and business communities, globally. There are nations that can now launch ICBMs (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles) into a low-space arch to land pretty much anywhere on earth on any concentrated populated area. It is almost impossible to defend humanity from such an attack. Ground-based defensive mechanisms that exist today are inadequate. Satellite-based defenses are also inadequate and will be mentioned later. It is only logical and basic common sense to realize the next step in earth defense is not on earth, it is above it. The bottom line in defending and preserving humanity is creating the means to secure it.

Seen above are some source images of the recent one-year flight of the X-37B spacecraft. It orbited the earth and although known that it had been launched on its mission, no mention was made as to why and what it was doing up there. I will speculate, here, without going into so much detail it could lose the reader. Common sense abounds. If the military didn’t have closely-held secrets about experimentation and future implementation of plans in action, who else would know? The enemy would know that is who. Remember the old WWII (World War II) term for the Navy? ‘Loose lips sinks ships.’ It is no different today.

The X-37, loaded with gear and technology, made precise measurements of the hows and whys a space-faring fleet of craft could not only manage a space-like tour in micro-gravity environments, it could be effective at repelling atomic missile threats across the globe. Further, what better implementing of technology could help how to construct, maintain, and utilize space crafts capable of managing observation and, unfortunately, when to effectively combat aggression from rogue governments. Although, satellites, weaponized to perform the deeds have been speculated and planned for years, it has not been able to be effective to combat a missile destruction in real time, so to speak. With the human control on the ground it would be pitifully late in responding.

Perforce, please realize this. Technology is advancing so rapidly, almost no one in any military situation can keep up. That being said is applied to all organizations, globally. Conversely, also note the average implementation of up-to-date technology runs approximately thirty years behind. Are there up-to-date, exotic air and space crafts in existence, today? Common sense would dictate a certain yes, as an answer; however, I contend the numbers would be incredibly limited in scope without help from others more advanced than we are. Hmm, speculation around events occurring with possible alien contact engendered with then President Dwight D. Eisenhower comes to mind from the 1950’s. In fact, his great-granddaughter, Laura Eisenhower contends, to date, this is the case.

For the layman to understand, the transit of newer, hyper-sonic missiles takes only scant minutes to make the journey compared to older systems. Recently, Vladimir Putin of Russia proclaimed they have missiles now capable of striking anywhere, at any time. They, as he says are invincible. Now, if there are active, manned space craft in orbit with tech that can down such a missile in real-time action, would it not be preferable? This is not to say Russia would do such a thing, it is simply that it now can, according to its newly re-elected president.

Please bear in mind, recent history has shown the need not only for divisions in the military to be active as the following entities: Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. Now comes the time for the Space Force. Until now, both the Air Force and Navy have shared a paltry and lightly-funded attempt at a ‘Space Command’ in case of anything unusual of consequence. Nothing happened. I tried in vain to find some photos I took of the Pacific Space Command in San Diego. There is only a museum in the city, now. It is there, somewhere with the plethora of other photos, in an unfortunately not-well-done catalog. Sorry. So, after peering through thousands of photos, both in my library and online, I found very little. Here, below is some evidence of what has existed:

There was a consideration of a clear and present danger of weaponizing satellites in space. In 1983, then President Ronald Reagan called for the launching of the ‘Star Wars‘ initiative. Fortunately, there are supposedly no weaponized satellites in orbit around earth, to date. Again, to implement an effective defense from ground bases would be woefully inadequate. Therefore, nothing more than improving visual and other technical surveillance has been implemented, to date.

In 2009, there was a collision between a Russian and United States satellite and it was remarkable. Until that time, the only satellites that had ever been disabled were from impacts with space debris. Although, conspiracies and fears arose from the collision, it was determined to be accidental.

Over time in history, almost every civilization created and maintained a military form of security to protect its territories and citizens. In the beginning of human history it was with clubs and spears. So, we’d call that the army. Over time, it, too, developed.

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Military ancient warfare

If it was an island civilization or a sea-faring nation, it needed to protect its trade routes and other country interactions with a navy. When other nations tried to invade or take over the victim country a military navy was an imperative. When piracy became an issue (and to some extent, still is) a military option was the only method to remedy the situation.

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Military naval warfare

Some of the latest innovations have occurred over time. What happens next is not so much a secret. It is realistic. Period. From here, I will state, emphatically that a new branch of the government, in this case the United States government, for now must take the Space Force lead. I will always respect the ones who work to protect humanity. There is so much more to know, in the near future. I will comment at article’s end in a small summary.

Then, history unfolds. As mentioned above, the concept of a Space Force is not new. Here are a couple of examples:

Again, it is only common sense humanity would strive to reserve and protect itself. Sometimes, the need is to protect humanity from itself. The ultimate common sense comes when one understands that if some other extraterrestrial entity wanted us eliminated, it would have happened by now except for something else very important to know. There is a lot of good out there and they are already here. They always have been here, since the beginning of our own time. The benevolence of the good extraterrestrials far out ways the bad ones. Note, the common denominator in existence is a constant battle between good and evil.

In sum, let us look at the possibilities that there are secret space programs. Richard Dolan has produced some of the most convincing research in this area. Some witness interviews are rather chilling. As in the Universal Digest networks in social media, especially the latest group to arise, ‘Space Force Digest‘, subjects in ufology, extraterrestrial issues, military situations, and new planetary discoveries are being discussed. There is an incredible cross-section of administrators who have been invited to take part in the process. Conspiracies and half-baked theories with no back up support are being discouraged. This is an educational group dedicated to making the public aware of the upcoming, new Space Force from the United States. This author feels certain as it develops it will be no different than the ongoing continued multi-national space efforts in existence, now.

As stated by General Douglas MacArthur in 1955 (NY Times) and Admiral Robert E. Byrd who commanded an expedition force to Antarctica where it was claimed they encountered exotic aircraft and what they called flying saucers, extraterrestrials are out there and ultimately, the next world war will be with them. These are only two of many reports I have found. Whether, this is continued deception or more false flags is what we all want to know. Now, use common sense to see that in any case, a space force is to be here to protect humanity (even from itself). If and when we do encounter and publicly acknowledge other races of beings from elsewhere, human history alone gives prime examples of benevolent, as well as, malevolent encounters. Common sense would indicate such future encounters may not be much different. However, let us hope that it is.

Universal Digest is pleased to present this new and fresh approach to the next step in the elevating of the human condition. Our destiny is the stars. How we get there is not going to be by accident in any way, shape or form. Thank you for reading and viewing.

Written By: Ed Smith Founder-Universal Digest

PS: Am humbled to be a part of it all. Just passing by…

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Glasses Worn By George Washington In 1783 Saved America?

Glasses Worn By George Washington In 1783 Saved America?

The information concerning the incident I am writing about came from two main sources.

1 “The Revolution” a 2006   12 part documentary on the History Channel

2 From the website

It really is amazing in just a relatively few years how much history our country has made.  Much of it we learn about, with some of it is romanticized or turned into legends. Some of it  people may argue needs a bit of editing to make sure the story may be  told fully.   Some of it as children, we learn about, and in the great style of Homer, learn to memory and repeat to others as we grow and mature.   For the existence of this country so few in years, we also have stories that for whatever reason seem not to be told as much.  These stories for whatever reason deemed not as important, are put  on the back shelf of our minds.  One of these   facts of history that seemed to have been forgotten, deals with a pair of glasses owned by non-other than George Washington.  The story is how his glasses may have  saved this country.

This is not the stuff of folk lore, but  rather simple fact.  I am drawn to this story, because of the undercurrent of  how small things, not planned on, seem to many times be the driving force in our lives.  How the little things tend to slay mighty problems.  David’s sling shot at the Giant, if you would allow me the metaphor.   The year was 1783 and as Winter started its exit to allow Spring its  4 month or so dominion, and George Washington and his continental army were spending the winter up in Newburgh, New York.  Many of us in school, or in books, learned that the  Battle of Yorktown which took place from Sept. 28 – October 19th 1781 which forced the surrender of General Cornwallis and his army of about 6,000 ended the war.  References to this battle can be found at   However, it did not, yes most of the major battles were now over, and the British Government was looking for a way to end the war, but the war itself did not end.  Fighting in the south led by American General Nathaniel Greene (yes, my favorite number 2 General for those of you keeping score) continued.  During the time after the Yorktown, Washington, kept his army close to New York City, to monitor the activities of the British as they negotiated with France and America in France a formal end to the war.

During this time, after Yorktown, Washington was faced with many of the same problems he had to battle during the war itself. Specifically, lack of food, basic supplies, and yes, even pay for his men.   At that time, payment made to the solders was chaotic, at best.  No real currency of value, married up with specific promises of a officers pension to his generals that has yet to be granted, led to a growing distrust and anger from Washington’s men, in this case some of his trusted generals, toward Congress.  On March 10th a letter was circulated among some of Washington’s generals that a meeting would take place to discuss the situation, and rumors were flying around camp that even a vote to have the army march on Congress itself would be on the table, to demand payment, or even more.  This, of course in the infancy of America, could lead to civil war and the apprehension of a standing army by many in America seemed to now have merit.  Peace terms were not yet finalized with Britain, and NYC was still filled with British Soldiers, so the status of the country itself was indeed in potential peril.  When Washington learned of this meeting, he asked for it to be delayed.  It was not.  What could Washington do?  You have heard many times that the power of the pen, is mightier than the sword, in this case  that would be true.  But only because of a pair of glasses.  You see, George Washington, showed up unexpectedly to this meeting of his Generals that took place in a church on March 15, 1783.  While not welcomed by all in the meeting, all his Generals showed him great respect and  of course allowed him to speak at the meeting.

It was at this time, that George Washington, gave a speech to his men.  The speech itself can be found by clicking on the above web link.  In the  speech, Washington talks about how at this grave hour, it  is not the time to give back all that was earned and that the fight was not over.  When finished, the speech itself, the one that George himself prepared went over with a loud THUD.  It did not have the reaction George hoped and planned for.  The speech he worked  on to help quell the anger in his men, went for naught.  George then, like hopefully most of us when planning for any situation, had a plan B.  He was going to read a short note from a Congressperson back in the Continental Congress about the difficulties they were having in raising enough money to pay the troops.   What Washington did next, was unexpected and not planned.  He looked at the note and saw that he could not read its print.  He was seen by the men moving the letter from the Congress person farther and farther away so he could see it better.  This vulnerability of  his person, was never really seen by his men. They knew General Washington as the man who led the charge into battle and faced death in the face many times.  They now have seen a man who had trouble being able to see.  George Washington, then did something he never did before that we know of, he reached in to his pocket and put on a pair of glasses. The crowd of Generals murmured and then were silent  when they heard the general say as he put on his glasses, “Gentlemen you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown grey but almost blind in the service of my country.”  This unplanned moment of frailty in front of his men, it is recorded led many of these Generals to cry openly.  For the man that has been their rock for all these years.  Been shot at, chased, and kept their spirits up, had in many ways grown older and more weary. The Generals were not going to turn their backs on Washington, now.  George Washington, armed only with his words and a pair of glasses, turned the tide of anger that day.  The Generals voted to stay the course and not march on Congress.   It is important to note, that once the peace treaty was signed, General Washington did another simply amazing thing.  He went home, he literally quit, and become George, husband of Martha.  You ever wonder how much he was paid for his service to his country for all the years he led our troops?  Actually, it was nothing.  Washington handed to Congress receipts for money he paid out of his own pocket for supplies during the war, then declined any payment for his services.  George Washington simply refused to be paid, while of course expecting and demanding all his generals be paid.  Commander in Chief George Washington, did not now expect to be made, king or ruler, he thanked congress for allowing him to serve and he went home.  I am confident he brought his pair of glasses with him.  For the next chapter of his service to our country was to arise a few years later…

Darren Redmond

Authors note:

Darren Redmond has a Master’s Degree in Education and for over 22 years has worked directly in the field of Marketing , Advertising and internet products. Daren Redmond has also coached on the Collegiate level Division One and Division Three Athletes. The author is also a contributing writer to the Online Magazine, Universal Digest.

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