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Palmdale being considered as permanent headquarters of U.S. Space Command

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Posted at 11:25 AM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 14:37:22-04

The United States Air Force is formally evaluating the city of Palmdale to host the future permanent headquarters for the United States Space Command, officials said Sunday.

Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, formally submitted the city's nomination. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the nomination, stating his endorsement of the nomination.

Additional support has been given from California’s 23rd and 25th Congressional Districts of Congressman Kevin McCarthy and Mike Garcia, both expressing excitement that Palmdale is now among the top communities in the running.