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Air Force to Name Preferred Spacecom HQ Location in Early 2021

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The Department of the Air Force has unveiled the six finalists for the location of U.S. Space Command headquarters, with the winning site to be announced early next year.

Department personnel will assess the downselected facilities through a site visit and a virtual tour based on criteria that include infrastructure capacity, community support, mission and cost factors, the U.S. Air Force said Thursday.

The six candidate Spacom HQ locations are as follows:

  • Kirtland AF Base in New Mexico
  • Offutt AFB in Nebraska
  • Patrick AFB in Florida
  • Peterson AFB in Colorado
  • Port San Antonio in Texas
  • Redstone Army Airfield in Alabama


Peterson AFB will be the unified combatant command's interim HQ until the department finalizes a preferred location. Spacecom aims to deter conflict, address aggression, exercise space combat power and protect U.S. vital interests.