Florida military base named 'preferred' Space Force site
Patrick Space Force Base in Brevard County has been named the “preferred” location for two parts of the growing U.S. Space Force — the Space Training and Readiness Command Headquarters and Space Delta 10, according to the U.S. Air Force.
A final decision is expected this year after environmental impact analyses are conducted, according to the Air Force.
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office issued a news release that said the plan “solidifies Florida’s dominance as the most military-friendly state and position as America’s hub for military and private space operations.”
U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., estimated the plan will bring 460 jobs to the region.
The command headquarters, or STARCOM, is one of three U.S. Space Force field commands and will be responsible for such things as educating and training space professionals known as guardians.
The headquarters will also develop space warfighting doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures, according to the Air Force. Space Delta 10 will be responsible for doctrine and wargaming.