Stars and Stripes stripes.com 20 Dec, 2020 00:15 am

Colorado pressing Trump to keep Space Command in state

Colorado pressing Trump to keep Space Command in state
A decision is expected in January on the permanent headquarters of the U.S. Space Command, and Gov. Jared Polis along with more than 600 of the state's political, business, civic and military leaders are making another pitch to the outgoing commander in chief to choose Colorado.

" Earlier this year, Peterson Air Force base in Colorado Springs was named the Space Command's provisional headquarters for at least six years and in November was named one of six finalists to be the permanent site.It has been home to the Air Force Space Command since 1982.The other finalists for the command's permanent headquarters are: Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.; Patrick Air Force Base in Brevard County, Fla.

; Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb; Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala.Colorado pressing Trump to keep Space Command in state U.

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