U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the Air Force selected Offutt Air Force Base as one of six finalists to serve as the location of SPACECOM’s headquarters:
It is a credit to the hard work and professionalism of the men and women at Offutt Air Force Base that they have been selected as one of the Air Force’s six finalists for SPACECOM’s headquarters. Offutt is a strong candidate, and the support it receives from the surrounding community is unmatched. I look forward to continuing to work with Air Force leadership and advocating on the base’s behalf.
Earlier today, Senator Fischer spoke via phone to the Air Force’s Assistant Secretary for Installations, Environment and Energy, John Henderson, who confirmed Offutt’s selection as a finalist. A final decision on the location of the headquarters is expected in early 2021.
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement:
Our military men and women who call Offutt home are the best at what they do — and Nebraska is better for it. If selected, this would be just the latest feather in Offutt‘s cap and long tradition of proudly serving our country.