US Space Command will be headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama
US Space Command, which oversees space operations for the entire US Army, leaves Colorado for Huntsville, Alabama, ending the Army’s search for a permanent headquarters that had taken a increased importance since the launch of the Space Force as a military branch.
Since it was relaunched in 2019, US Space Command has been temporarily located at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, a site that was chosen as a finalist and where many had claimed the seat. should have stayed.
The other finalist locations were Port San Antonio in Texas, Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, and Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, which were chosen from a list that originally included more than 60 sites.
“I couldn’t be happier to hear that Alabama will be the new headquarters of United States Space Command! Said Ivey. “Our state has long provided exceptional support to our military personnel and their families, as well as a rich and historically rich history in space exploration.”
What to watch out for
The transition to Alabama won’t be quick – Space Command is expected to stay in Colorado for at least the next six years.
Over 1,600. That’s the number of new jobs expected to arrive in the Huntsville area, according to AL.com.
Space Command is a unified command responsible for space operations in the United States Army, which operated from 1985 to 2002 and was reestablished in August 2019, leading the search for a location for a permanent headquarters. It has been based in Colorado Springs throughout its existence, in the same location as the Air Force Space Command since 1982. The Space Force was established in December 2019 as the sixth branch of the US military, initially under the name of the Air Force. Space Command, although the space operations of other services should be integrated into it. The US Space Command will lead the combat operations of Space Force personnel. The new branch is expected to continue to grow under the president-elect Joe bidenadministration, despite a few calls from left cut off the branch.
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