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Air Force selects Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal to house US Space Command headquarters

Air Force selects Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal to house US Space Command headquarters
The Air Force has chosen Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal to house the 1,400-member U.S. Space Command Headquarters, service and state officials said Wednesday.

Air Force selects Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal to house US Space Command headquarters The Air Force has chosen Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal to house the 1,400-member U.Outgoing Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett selected Redstone this month “as the preferred location” for SPACECOM, Air Force officials said.” Redstone, an Amy installation just outside Huntsville, was named one of six finalists for the headquarters in November after the Air Force conducted two searches for a permanent home for the Pentagon’s newest combatant command, which is charged with overseeing and controlling the U.The command has been housed temporarily at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Air Force confirmed Redstone’s selection Wednesday.The decision is contingent on a required environmental impact study and could be finalized by 2023, the Air Force said in a statement.

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