Vandenberg Air Base Home of “Space Force”? .

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By BStigers on April 10, 2019.

The Vandenberg Air Force Base near Santa Barbra is one of the locations being looked at as the headquarters for the new US Space Command. The US Airforce is considering six locations, Buckley Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Peterson Air Force Base, and Schriever Air Force Base — all in Colorado — as well as the Army’s Redstone Arsenal in Alabama and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Several criteria are being considered including cost of housing, closeness to other Air Force facilities, and staffing. The Space Command will be a division of the US Airforce like the Marine Corps relationship to the US Navy.  The projected manpower for the United States Space Command is 1,450 personnel, including 390 military officers, 183 enlisted personnel, 827 civilians and 50 contractors. About 350 of those personnel will be drawn from the existing Joint Force Space Component Command, which is currently part of US Strategic Command. The Air Force Space Command was activated in 1982 at Peterson Air Base in Colorado. President Trump directed the establishment of Space Command in December of last year, making it an official unified combatant command.