Alabama chosen for US Space Command HQ over San Antonio, reports say

Port SA was one of six possible locations

SAN ANTONIO – Multiple news outlets in Alabama are reporting that Redstone Army Airfield near Huntsville, Alabama, has been chosen as the site for the U.S. Space Command headquarters.

WAFF and Al.com are among the news outlets reporting that Governor Kay Ivey confirmed the news and that a formal announcement is coming at 2 p.m.

Port San Antonio had been on the shortlist along with Colorado Springs, Colorado; Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; and Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.

In November, U.S. Senator John Cornyn sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett in support of selecting San Antonio for U.S. Space Command’s future headquarters. Mayor Ron Nirenberg made his case in-person during an October visit to the Pentagon.

“San Antonio was honored to be among the finalists for the U.S. Space Command headquarters. The process enabled us to highlight our many assets and attributes including our cybersecurity, medical and training missions as well as Port San Antonio,” Nirenberg said in a statement to KSAT. “By being part of this process, we ensured that we remain on the Pentagon’s shortlist as a welcoming well-positioned home for our existing military missions as well as future missions. We will be continuing the conversations with military leaders and our local partners working toward future opportunities.”

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