Department of the Air Force selects six candidate locations for US Space Command Headquarters
By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
| Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs | Nov. 20, 2020
U.S. Space Command Basing Nomination Graphic. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario "Charo" Gutierrez) (Photo by Charo Gutierrez)
WASHINGTON, D.C. —
The Department of the Air Force, on behalf of the Office of Secretary of Defense, has selected six candidate locations for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters.
The six locations include Post San Antonio, Texas; Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; and Redstone Army Airfield, Alabama.
Self-nominated communities from across 24 states were evaluated as potential locations for hosting the headquarters.
The Department of the Air Force evaluated each location and will now conduct both virtual and on-site visits at each candidate location to assess which location is best suited to host the U.S. Space Command Headquarters. This assessment will be based on factors related to mission, infrastructure capacity, community support, and costs to the Department of Defense.
The Department of the Air Force anticipates selecting the preferred location for U.S. Space Command Headquarters in early 2021.
In the interim, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, will remain the provisional location for U.S. Space Command Headquarters until a permanent location is selected and facilities are ready to support the mission.