Air Force reveals six candidate sites for SPACECOM headquarters

By Courtney Albon / May 15, 2019 at 12:15 PM

The Air Force has announced six installations as candidate locations for the new U.S. Space Command.

According to a May 14 news release, the locations under consideration are: Buckley Air Force Base, CO; Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, CO; Peterson Air Force Base, CO; Redstone Arsenal, AL; Schriever Air Force Base, CO; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA.

CNN first reported on a draft of the list in April.

The service's next step is to conduct a site survey and analysis of each base and according to the release, expects to approve a preferred location this summer. Following that decision, the Air Force will perform an environmental analysis.