President Selects Colorado as Space Command Location

The lengthy review process has ended the tug-of-war between Alabama and Colorado for the headquarters.

The Pentagon announced that President Joe Biden has selected Colorado Springs as the permanent location of U.S. Space Command Headquarters. Legislators from Alabama and Colorado had been vying for the location.

“Locating Headquarters U.S. Space Command in Colorado Springs ultimately ensures peak readiness in the space domain for our nation during a critical period,” the Pentagon stated. “Secretary Austin, Secretary of the Air Force Kendall, and U.S. Space Command commander General Dickinson all support the President’s decision.”

Near the end of his term, President Trump had selected Huntsville, Alabama, as the new location for Space Command headquarters. Though the U.S. Space Command had been operating out of smaller headquarters in Colorado Springs alongside the numerous Air Force bases, Huntsville has been known as “Rocket City” due to its reputation for developing space rockets.

President Biden’s administration conducted lengthy reviews before the decision was made, which prompted federal legislators to draft bills, block bills, and negotiate over the funding necessary to set up Space Force headquarters in one of the two states.

The president said he believed keeping the command in Colorado Springs would avoid a readiness disruption, particularly as the U.S. is engaged in a space race with China.   

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and defense secretary as they make decisions regarding the U.S. Space Force and Space Command.
  • For Secretary Kendall as he oversees the U.S. Air Force.
  • For General Dickinson as he heads the U.S. Space Command.

Sources: Reuters, The Hill


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