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Space Command news upsets local leaders


Last updated 1/20/2021 at 9:44am

An announcement by the Department of the Air Force last week that U.S. Space Command will move from Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Ala., has local and state leaders upset.

Officials from around Colorado have been speaking out about their disappointment in the news, and they vow to appeal the decision.

“It is not in the interest of national security and the American taxpayer to move Space Command,” Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said in a Wednesday afternoon press conference.

Colorado Springs leaders said they began hearing about the decision late last Tuesday, and they received...

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