Offutt Air Force Base Finalist For SPACECOM Headquarters

Offutt Air Force Base Finalist For SPACECOM Headquarters

Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue is one of six finalists to host the United States Space Command Headquarters.
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry issued the following statement:
“We received some very exciting news today.  Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue is one of six finalists to host United States Space Command Headquarters,” Fortenberry said.
“Offutt is a critical piece of America’s national security infrastructure and host to U.S. Strategic Command, the 55th Wing, and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).  Space Command would be a natural complement to Offutt’s existing mission––to protect U.S. military assets, dominate the battlespace, and support our heroic war fighters,” Fortenberry added. “It is premature to know if Offutt will be ultimately chosen, but the consideration alone shows how important Offutt now is to our nation and the world,” Fortenberry said.

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement:

“It is a credit to the hard work and professionalism of the men and women at Offutt Air Force Base that they have been selected as one of the Air Force’s six finalists for SPACECOM’s headquarters. Offutt is a strong candidate, and the support it receives from the surrounding community is unmatched. I look forward to continuing to work with Air Force leadership and advocating on the base’s behalf.” 

Earlier today, Senator Fischer spoke via phone to the Air Force’s Assistant Secretary for Installations, Environment and Energy, John Henderson, who confirmed Offutt’s selection as a finalist. A final decision on the location of the headquarters is expected in early 2021.

The five other finalists include: Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; Patrick AFB, Florida; Kirtland AFB, New Mexico; Redstone Army Airfield, Alabama; and Port San Antonio, Texas.