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ARLINGTON, Va — ARLINGTON, Va. – Just about every department of the armed forces has an official tune, from “The Army Goes Rolling Along” to “The Marines’ Hymn.” Each individual track is element of the services’ foundation and represents its values, traditions and lifestyle.
 
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The U.S. Space Pressure, the newest armed forces department recognized in 2019, has formally adopted its very own tune titled “Semper Supra” that was unveiled for the duration of the 2022 Air & Space Forces Association Air, Room and Cyber Convention in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 20.
 
“Semper Supra” was named immediately after the USSF motto, which is Latin for “Normally Previously mentioned.” It was designed to capture the esprit de corps of equally existing and upcoming Guardians, and intends to provide jointly company users by offering them a feeling of pride.
 
Two previous company users collaborated to make the song, a system that took years of research and revisions to make sure the tune was completely ready for launch.
 
“The song was a lengthy perform in progress since I required it to encompass all the abilities that the Place Pressure presents and its vision,” mentioned James Teachenor, a singer/songwriter who created the lyrics and melody was the visionary composer and driving pressure of the song’s creation.
 
Teachenor, a prior member of the U.S. Air Drive band at the Air Pressure Academy, labored with Chief of Place Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond to begin the songwriting course of action when the Room Pressure was shaped in 2019.
 
“This is a when-in-a-life span possibility to set up a House Drive music that will be portion of our society and heritage for decades to occur,” Raymond said. “Our traditions are aspect of the cloth that weave us all collectively as we execute our missions aspect-by-facet I will be very pleased to sing ‘Semper Supra’ together with my fellow Guardians.”
 
Soon after creating a basis for the track, Teachenor’s project was sent to different army bands that could build a musical arrangement to give finishing touches and finish the song’s seem 12 musical submissions of the tune had been below evaluate. Teachenor then collaborated with chief musician Sean Nelson, U.S. Coast Guard Band trombonist and employees arranger.
 
“I acquired the melody and phrases from James, and he wanted me to assistance insert the harmony and to orchestrate it,” said Nelson. “At to start with, it started out with singing and the piano. I turned acquainted with the other branches’ songs, but I wanted this just one to have its very own modern-day spin to mirror what the Area Drive is – modern day, new and extremely highly developed.”
 
At the time Nelson extra additional than 30 instrument areas, the song’s arrangement was performed and recorded by the USCG band, then submitted to the Space Power for assessment. Soon after numerous months of enhancement, revisions and variants in coordination with the USCG band, the Space Drive picked the remaining variation of
“Semper Supra,” to capture what it signifies to be a Guardian.
 
A recording of “Semper Supra” and driving-the-songs video can be viewed below

Messrs. Teachenor and Nelson generously gifted “Semper Supra” to the Department of the Air Drive, together with the copyright in its lyrics and music.  The Department of the Air Power is the special operator of the copyright in and to “Semper Supra.”  It is obtainable for licensing on ask for to [email protected]

The lyrics can be viewed below.
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SEMPER SUPRA
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The Formal U.S. Area Drive Track
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We’re the mighty watchful eye,
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 Guardians outside of the blue,
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 The invisible front line,
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 Warfighters brave and correct.
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 Boldly achieving into space,
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 There’s no limit to our sky.
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 Standing guard equally night and working day,
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 We’re the Area Pressure from on substantial.

Semper Supra (c) Section of the U.S. Air Power.  All rights reserved.

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