Florida’s Patrick Air Force base makes cut for Space Command headquarters

TAMPA, Florida — The Space Coast of Florida is one of six locations selected as the potential permanent home of Space Command, the Department of Defense command designed to defend U.S. space assets.

“Space Command is an operational combatant command, and Florida’s clearly good at that,” Dale Ketcham, vice president for government and external relations for advocacy group Space Florida, told the Washington Examiner ahead of the decision.

Tampa Bay’s MacDill Air Force Base currently hosts U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command, while Miami is home to U.S. Southern Command.

The Air Force selected Patrick
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