The US Space Command will be headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama

Top line

US Space Command, which oversees space operations for the entire US military, is leaving Colorado for Huntsville, Alabama, ending the military’s search for permanent headquarters that has grown in importance since the Space Force’s launch as a military branch.

Highlights

The headquarters is on the Huntsville Redstone Dockyard, Governor Kay Ivey (R). display selected from five in a press release other Finalists selected in November.

Since its relaunch in 2019, the US Space Command has been temporarily located at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, a site that was selected as a finalist and where many had fought for headquarters. should have stayed.

The other finalists were Port San Antonio, Texas, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, and Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, chosen from a list that originally included more than 60 Websites.

Crucial quote

“I couldn’t be happier to hear that Alabama will be the new home of the United States Space Command!” Ivey said. “Our state has long had exceptional support for our military personnel and their families, as well as a rich history and history in space exploration.”

Monitor

The transition to Alabama will not be quick – Space Command is expected to remain in Colorado for at least six years.

Large number

Over 1,600. That’s the number of new jobs in the Huntsville area, according to AL.com.

Key context

Space Command is a unitary command responsible for space operations in the US Army, which operated from 1985 to 2002 and was reestablished in August 2019, which led to the search for a location for permanent headquarters. It has been stationed in Colorado Springs for its entire existence and has been in the same location as the Air Force Space Command since 1982. The Space Force was founded in December 2019 initially as the sixth branch of the US military as the new image of the Air Force. Space Command, although the space operations of other services should be incorporated into it. US Space Command will direct the combat operations of the Space Force personnel. New branch is expected to continue growing under the elected president Joe BidenManagement, despite some calls from links cut off the branch.

further reading

US Space Command headquarters arrives in Huntsville, Alabama (AL.com)

The finalists nominated for US Space Command permanent headquarters – here are the locations (Forbes)

Keep US Space Command where it is (Forbes)

Experts say the U.S. space force is likely to survive under Biden’s administration (Military.com)

Progressive in Biden: Kill the Space Force (Politico)

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