Members of the Arizona’s congressional delegation push for wanting the state to be selected as the location of the permanent headquarters of the US Space command. The officers of Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko and Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema are requesting a meeting to discuss the same. Te other members that also signed the letter were Republican Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar and David Schweikert and Democratic Reps. Ruben Gallego, Ann Kirkpatrick, Tom O’Halleran and Greg Stanton.
The letter suggested that many of Arizona’s cities fulfill the specific qualifications and are the perfect location for the command’s headquarters because of its many aerospaces and defense contractors, good climate and existing military installations. The installations include: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Luke Air Force Base in metro Phoenix, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and the Army’s Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista.
The command’s initial head quarters has been designated to the Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, Springs. Trump had launched the command in December. The goal was to improve the organization of US military space operations and accelerate technical developments.
The new command will have the same status as other headquarters like US Cyber Command, Special Operations Command and Strategic Command and will draw elements from across the military services.
There is also a Space Command within the Air Force. It also is based in Peterson. Ohio and Kansas are among other states seeking the US Space Command’s new HQ.