Location of Space Command Headquarters Not Yet Decided

The states of Alabama and Colorado are vying for the final location.

U.S. Representative Dale Strong of Alabama recently blocked legislation in the House of Representatives, crafted by Representatives Doug Lamborn and Laura Boebert of Colorado, that would keep U.S. Space Command headquarters from changing states. 

The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act intended to solidify a delay in Space Command’s planned move to Alabama by providing more funding for the temporary headquarters in its current Colorado location. This was the second attempt by the representatives from Colorado to accomplish this, which Congressman Strong also successfully blocked. Representatives Lamborn and Boebert then formally withdraw their amendment from the bill.

“If (Air Force) Secretary (Frank) Kendall hasn’t decided where Space Command is going to be permanently located after over two and a half years, he shouldn’t be traveling and definitely shouldn’t be spending taxpayer money to build up a temporary home,” Congressman Strong said. “These amendments are not in the best interest of America’s national security, and I was glad to see them withdrawn from consideration.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress from Alabama and Colorado as they try to entice the leaders of Space Command to commit to their respective states as the force’s location.
  • For Lt. General Whiting as he goes through the Senate confirmation process to head the U.S. Space Command.

Sources: Military.com, Stars and Stripes


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