Effort Underway to Put U.S. Space Force Headquarters in Michigan

Those that were once thought to be storylines in science fiction novels continue to be real headlines in the year 2020. The United States has developed a “Space Force” and there’s a chance it could be headquartered in the Southeastern Michigan region.

A resolution has been introduced in the Michigan Senate urging the United States Congress, Trump Administration, and the U.S. Air Force to locate the headquarters of the new U.S. Space Force in Macomb County’s Sterling Heights.

The Space Force is a newly created branch of the armed services that is affiliated with the Air Force. Plans are underway for it to secure its own headquarters and local proponents argue that Southeastern Michigan is a natural fit.

The sponsor of the bill, Senator Michael D. MacDonald of Macomb Township said, “Space is the final frontier, and Macomb County is uniquely positioned to lead the way in developing and protecting our national interests in space. It would boost our economy, offer exciting new opportunities for Michigan and provide the Space Force with everything it needs to be successful in accomplishing their mission.”

The Bill has been referred to committee for consideration.

Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland