The air force focuses on military bases on potential housing President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump organizes a taxi day in Minnesota Dem Senator presses Pompeo: & Do you believe our country is full? & # 39; Senators from Bipartisan offer an invoice to extend the tax rate for electric vehicles MOREThe proposed US space command, with the short list of contenders in Colorado, Alabama and California, according to CNN.
An Air Force memorandum obtained by the network identified six potential bases, four in Colorado and the other two in California and Alabama, according to CNN. Although the memo indicated that the findings were approved by Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, an Air Force spokesperson told the network that Air Force personnel have not yet sent Wilson a list of base candidates.
The memo lays the "projected manpower" for 1,450 employees, including 50 contractors, 827 civilians, 183 recruited staff and 390 officers, according to CNN. Approximately 350 of the personnel would come from the existing Joint Force Space Component Command, currently part of the American Strategic Command.
The finalists reported are Colorado's Buckley Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base, the Army & # 39; s Redstone Arsenal in Alabama and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
"Placing the United States space command at a Ministry of Defense space installation will align the command with critical space expertise and resident military, civilian and commercial space personnel for the recruitment and retention of US space management," adds a document at the memo, according to CNN.
The Armed Services Senate Committee will hold its first hearing this week on the proposal from Trump & # 39; s Space Force.
"A coherent space strategy is an integral part of our national defense strategy," chair of the committee James InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain Inhofe The Taiwan-US. Sustainable cooperation for the future Colorado, Alabama and California are popping up as favorites for the space command headquarters: report the Senate panel to hold the next & # 39; Space Force & # 39; hearing next week MORE (R-Okla.) Said in a statement. "I look forward to hearing from the Pentagon leadership what they see as the necessary capabilities of a space force, the costs and benefits associated with their solutions and what our full range of options is."