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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (1st District of Nebraska)

(WASHINGTON, DC) ––Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) issued the following statement today after Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska was named one of six finalists to host United States Space Command Headquarters. 

“We received some very exciting news today.  Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue is one of six finalists to host United States Space Command Headquarters,” Fortenberry said.

“Offutt is a critical piece of America’s national security infrastructure and host to U.S. Strategic Command, the 55th Wing, and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).  Space Command would be a natural complement to Offutt’s existing mission––to protect U.S. military assets, dominate the battlespace, and support our heroic war fighters,” Fortenberry added. 

“It is premature to know if Offutt will be ultimately chosen, but the consideration alone shows how important Offutt now is to our nation and the world,” Fortenberry said.

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) is a Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.