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Sewell and Aderholt issue joint statement supporting Space Command in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two congressmen from Alabama are reaching out across the aisle in support of the decision to make Huntsville the permanent headquarters of U.S. Space Command.

U.S. Representatives Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) and Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) released a joint statement supporting the selection.

“There is no better location for the headquarters of our nation’s Space Command than Rocket City,” the statement read. “Huntsville is the world’s premier hub for space exploration and innovation, and we wholeheartedly support the 2021 decision to locate it there.”

“We stand by the Air Force’s decision that Huntsville is the best and only home of U.S. Space Command,” the statement continued. “We look forward to reviewing the Government Accountability Office report and remain confident that an objective analysis of the facts will reach the same conclusion.”

The Air Force decided in 2021 to move Space Command operations, including 1,800 personnel, from its current base in Colorado Springs, Colorado to a permanent home at Redstone Arsenal. The decision came after a comparison of Alabama and bases in other states based on cost of living, expansion room, security and ability to meet personnel needs.

A final decision on the move has not been approved by Congress. For more information on the United States Space Command, click here.


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