President Trump Administration to Rename Two Bases for Space Force As Part Of Space Force First Birthday

The U.S. Air Force plans to change the names of two Florida military bases heavily involved in Space Force operations. Reports from Defense One detail the upcoming ceremony for the announcement.

The renaming ceremony has been ordered by top Trump administration officials as part of the Space Force’s first birthday. But U.S. officials familiar with the matter said the changes violate a gentleman’s agreement with congressional staffers who asked the military not to rename any bases until after President Donald Trump signs the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to openly discuss the renaming, which has not been publicly announced.

Patrick Air Force Base will be renamed Patrick Space Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will be renamed Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, the officials said. Both bases are involved with launching military rockets on the cape.


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