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Rubio, Fla. Members Urge Air Force to Select Patrick, Cape Canaveral for STARCOM Headquarters – Press Releases





Members of Rubio, Fla. Urge Air Force to Select Patrick, Cape Canaveral for STARCOM Headquarters – Press Releases – Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
















Washington D.C.- US Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) and Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) and their colleagues sent a letter to the Secretary of the US Air Force Frank Kendall regarding his next selection of a permanent location for the US Space Force (USSF) Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM). Lawmakers urged Secretary Kendall to select Space Force Base Patrick and Space Force Station Cape Canaveral.

“Patrick SFB and Cape Canaveral SFS hold a unique place in the history of American spaceflight and exploration,” lawmakers wrote. “Every crewed space mission in our nation’s history has been launched from Brevard County, Florida. From Apollo to the Space Shuttle and future Artemis missions, Florida has served as a gateway from our country to the stars NASA and the DoD have forged important ties with the local community, private industry and academic institutions for more than half a century.

Joining Rubio, Scott, Posey and Murphy were representatives Michael Waltz (R-FL), Carlos Gimenez (R-FL), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Maria Elvira Salazar (R -FL), Darren Soto (D-FL), Brian Mast (R-FL), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Scott Franklin (R-FL), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Greg Steube (R-FL ), Kat Cammack (R-FL), Byron Donalds (R-FL), John Rutherford (R-FL), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Neal Dunn (R-FL), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Daniel Webster (R-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Frederica Wilson (D-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL).

the full text of the letter is inferior to.

Dear Secretary Kendall:

We are writing to urge you to select Space Force Base Patrick (SFB) and Space Force Station Cape Canaveral (SFS) as the permanent location of the United Nations Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM). ‘US Space Force (USSF).

Florida is the Union’s most militarily friendly state. Our state proudly hosts three combatant commands, 21 installations, and an effective National Guard. Additionally, Florida has a robust defense industry spread throughout the state and is also home to leading universities with cutting-edge research programs with a long history of working with the Air Force and the Department of Defense (DoD). Florida also has the third highest veteran population.

Patrick SFB and Cape Canaveral SFS hold a unique place in the history of American spaceflight and exploration. Every crewed space mission in our nation’s history has been launched from Brevard County, Florida. From Apollo to the Space Shuttle and future Artemis missions, Florida has served as our country’s gateway to the stars. NASA and the DoD have forged important ties with the local community, private industry, and academic institutions for more than half a century.

We are grateful for your recognition of the value the State of Florida brings to the Air Force and Space Force by selecting Patrick SFB and Cape Canaveral SFS as the sole candidate to host Space Delta 10. Space Delta 10 will develop USSF doctrine and tactics, and run wargames for the USSF. This selection will continue the long history of Floridians working hand in hand to advance America’s national security and leadership in space.

We invite you to continue this long tradition by selecting Patrick SFB and Cape Canaveral SFS to host STARCOM. Thank you for your fair and full consideration.


Sincerely,




















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