Friday, June 18

Brevard County among six finalists for US Space Command headquarters

Brevard County among six finalists for US Space Command headquarters

The “home” of the new U.S. Space Force could be coming to Florida.

The Department of the Air Force announced the six finalists still in the fight to be the location of the U.S. Space Command headquarters. Among the six is Patrick Air Force Base in Brevard County.

Other states vying for the top spot are New Mexico, Nebraska, Colorado, Texas and Alabama.

To get to this point, each Air Force base beat out self-nominated communities from across 24 states, some of which were right here in our back yard. Both Hillsborough and Pinellas County put a hat in the ring but were not selected to move on.

So, what’s next?

The Department of the Air Force will conduct both virtual and on-site visits to assess which location is the best fit for the new headquarters.