The Air Force has zeroed in on six military bases to house the U.S. Space Command — four in Colorado and one each in Alabama and California, CNN reported.
The finalists in Colorado are Buckley Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Peterson Air Force Base, and Schriever Air Force Base; the Army's Redstone Arsenal in Alabama and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California round out the list.
In a memo, the “projected manpower” for the U.S. Space Command is 1,450 people, including 390 military officers, 183 enlisted personnel, 837 civilians and 50 contractors, CNN reported.
Despite the memo appearing to indicate the finalists had been approved by Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, an Air Force spokesperson told CNN the list hasn’t been sent for approval yet.
Meanwhile, the memoir also outlined the existing military groups that would be assigned to Space Command.
CNN identified them as the Joint Navigation Warfare Center at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico; the Missile Warning Center at Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado; the Joint Overhead Persistent Infrared Center at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado; the National Space Defense Center at Schriever in Colorado; the Combined Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California; Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado; Space and Missile Defense Command at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama; and U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/United States Tenth Fleet at Fort Meade in Maryland.
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