Anchorage Tries For New "Space Command" Headquarters

Anchorage tried to get the Olympics in 1992 and 1994 and failed. It tried for the Olympics in 2026. But now Alaska's largest town i...




Anchorage tried to get the Olympics in 1992 and 1994 and failed. It tried for the Olympics in 2026. But now Alaska's largest town is going for the gold: The new United States Space Command.

Both Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy  have petitioned the U.S. Air Force to consider Anchorage as the newly-formed "Space Command" headquarters. The argument is that there's both an existing Air Force and Army presence at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER).

The governor said that Alaska has "a vibrant military and veteran community, strategic geopolitical locaiton, tremendous venues for training, and the Alaska Aerospace Corporation for collaboration."

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