US Space Force Chief of Space Operations General John Raymond takes the stage to deliver a keynote address at the US Space Force’s first anniversary ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House Complex on Friday, December 18. 2020, in Washington. (AP / Andrew Harnick)
Montgomery, Ala – The United States Air Force is expected to announce Huntsville, AL. Like the location of the headquarters of the US space command, according to the governor of Alabama.
Governor Kay Ivey said Huntsville’s Redstone area will house the headquarters of the newest military branch in the United States. The governor said she was informed of the decision Wednesday morning. An official announcement was announced on Wednesday afternoon.
“Our country has long provided exceptional support to our military and their families, as well as a rich and acquired history of space exploration,” Ivey said in a statement.
Huntsville’s nickname, Rocket City, is attributed to Wernher von Braun and his team of German-born rock friends who settled there in the 1950s. The city has long been home to the Army’s Redstone Arsenal Division and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.
“The bottom line is simple, Redstone is the most natural option to become home to such an important mission for our country,” Ivy said.
Effie’s office said Air Force Deputy Assistant Secretary for Shredding Bob Moriaretti called Ivy to inform her of Secretary Barbara Barrett’s decision regarding the location of the headquarters.
Other sites considered include Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, Offot Air Force Base in Nebraska, Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, and Port San Antonio in Texas.