The newly-formed U.S. Space Force is in the market for a new headquarters, and they’re closer to making a choice of where it should be located. The team in charge of making the decision is touring the small list of existing installations and doing evaluations both in-person and virtually.
The individual visits are to assess what would be needed to establish a new headquarters. They will be looking at things like infrastructure requirements, housing requirements, and so forth. The virtual visits will consist of hour-long presentations done by the surrounding communities promoting why they are a great place to live, including an emphasis on how they will support military members and their families.
The remaining military installations on the list as possible candidates are:
- Patrick Space Force Base in Florida
- Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado
- Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico
- Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska
- Port San Antonio in Texas
- Redstone Army Airfield in Alabama
U.S. Space Command expects to have the in-person and virtual visits completed by December 18. The final decision of the new headquarters location is expected in early 2021.
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