Colorado Pushes for Space Command HQ Location Decision

January 12, 2021
In The News

By Space News

At a Space Foundation event, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) said the investments made by the Air Force in military space infrastructure in Colorado are one reason the Pentagon “needs to make a permanent decision as to where U.S. Space Command will be located.” A decision on announcing the permanent site for U.S. Space Command’s headquarters has been delayed with no explanation, Lamborn said.

The Air Force last year said the finalists were Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal, California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base and Colorado’s Peterson Air Force Base, Buckley Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, and Schriever Air Force Base. The command is currently based at Peterson and would have to move as soon as a decision is made. Other states, including Florida and Texas, have lobbied the Trump administration to have their bases added to the short list.