For two and a half years, a decision on where to locate U.S. Space Command’s headquarters has languished amid a tug of war between Alabama and Colorado, between former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden, and between red state and blue state politics. But caught in the middle of the floor speeches, government investigations and heated discussion are military
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Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said for months that additional analysis was needed to decide whether U.S. Space Command should move to Alabama or remain in Colorado — and that the decision was his to make. But on Monday, President Joe Biden told the Pentagon that he had made the decision, a move which military experts said is unusual and
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has decided to keep U.S. Space Command headquarters in Colorado, overturning a last-ditch decision by the Trump administration to move it to Alabama and ending months of politically fueled debate, according to senior U.S. officials. The officials said Biden was convinced by the head of Space Command, Gen. James Dickinson, who argued that moving his
The Alabama chairman of the House Armed Services Committee has accused Air Force and U.S. Space Command leadership of “deliberate, taxpayer-funded manipulation of a competitive selection process” in the fight over a permanent location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters. Chairman of the committee, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), said in a Wednesday letter to Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall and Space Command commanding Gen. James Dickinson that the committee has been trying since May 25 to obtain “essential documents”
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is allowing the Air Force to move around funds to cover shortfalls in personnel costs, but other efforts to shuffle Defense Department funding remain caught up in an increasingly contentious fight over whether Space Command will be headquartered in the lawmaker’s home state. After Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Ala., told Military.com last week
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — For the first time since its inception in 2021, STARCOM — the command that’s responsible for training policy and doctrine for the entire Space Force — will be led by a Guardian. Brig. Gen. Timothy Sejba took over the Space Training and Readiness Command from Maj. Gen. Shawn Bratton, an Air Force officer and the first
Space Force Member Jailed on Murder Charge After Chasing Down Teens Suspected of Trying to Steal Wife’s Hyundai
A 27-year-old Aurora, Colorado, man jailed for investigation of first-degree murder after police say he chased down two teenagers suspected of trying to steal his wife’s car is an active duty U.S. Space Force member and war veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan, court documents show. Thieves apparently had tried to steal the white Hyundai Elantra twice before at his home,
U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R- Huntsville) has blocked a second try by Colorado lawmakers to pass national defense spending legislation that would delay selection of a permanent U.S. Space Command home keeping the headquarters in their state, Strong’s office said today. After an earlier, failed attempt in the House Armed Services Committee to block a headquarters move to Alabama, Colorado U.S. Reps. Doug Lamborn and Laura Boebert introduced new legislation into the National Defense Authorization Act, Strong’s
An Alabama lawmaker is holding up the military’s ability to move around budgeted funds and cover funding shortfalls because the Air Force hasn’t announced whether U.S. Space Command will be permanently located in his state. The move by Rep. Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee, has put the Air Force in a bind as