Alabama Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) and other state lawmakers are lending their support for locating U.S. Space Command’s permanent headquarters in Huntsville.
Scofield introduced a resolution Tuesday reaffirming Redstone Arsenal as the ideal location, as determined by multiple U.S. Air Force studies. All 35 state senators were added to the resolution as co-sponsors, and it passed in both chambers of the state legislature.
“Alabama is the premier location for the United States Space Command,” Scofield said. “With a rich history and tradition in aerospace and defense, our state is uniquely positioned to lead the way in space command operations. Our strategic geographic location, with proximity to military installations, research centers and defense industry partners, enables seamless collaboration and integration with other commands and institutions.”
Once enacted, copies of the resolution will be sent to President Joe Biden, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kindel III and the members of the Alabama congressional delegation.
“It’s time for the Biden administration to stop putting politics above the safety of the American people and move Space Command to Alabama where it belongs,” Scofield added.
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