Tennessee Valley Communities look forward to Supporting Air Force decision to locate USSPACECOM HQ at Redstone Arsenal
We look forward to working with the US Space Command staff and leadership to successfully execute the location of the Command Headquarters to Redstone Arsenal, now that the GAO and IG reviews of the site selection process have been favorably completed. We are reassured that the site evaluation process accurately determined that Redstone will offer the best strategic value for our Nation as the future home to US Space Command.
The Redstone Region provides exceptional cost benefits, a high quality of life, and a robust network of related space agencies and space industry support. Redstone offers a great value to the American taxpayer, with the cost of construction index and sustainment cost significantly lower than the national average. It offers a shovel-ready site with plenty of room to grow, a history of successfully delivering large construction projects on time and within budget, and excellent access to Redstone through its six widely dispersed gates.
Based on numerous successful previous Redstone BRAC actions, we have no doubt the permanent location of HQ USSPACECOM to Redstone Arsenal can be completed efficiently and that the action will result in invaluable mission compatibility over the long term. The successful wartime relocation of the four-star Army Materiel Command to Redstone demonstrates the ability of our community to effectively support the DoD in achieving its objectives without compromising its mission. Other successful relocations to Redstone include the Army Aviation Command headquarters, the headquarters for the Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and the relocation of a majority of the Missile Defense Agency footprint, as well as several other commands. The FBI is currently in the process of relocating many of its functions to Redstone, bringing thousands of highly skilled FBI personnel to the Region.
The Redstone Region is nationally recognized for supporting its military families. The cost of living is low, and the area has good schools, transportation, research universities, and a superior quality of life. The 70+ diverse federal agencies on Redstone provide all of its tenants with the opportunity to collaborate and solve the most challenging technical problems facing our Nation. The US Space Command will be in good company among these other Commands and Federal Agencies.
We look forward to the US Space Command workforce joining the 75,000+ defense and aerospace workers that call the Redstone Region home.
June 2, 2022
Statement issued by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber
Huntsville, Alabama, USA