U.S. Reps Choose Region Over Politics in Urging Selfridge as Space Force HQ

A possible United States Space Command Headquarters in the region has brought together U.S. Representatives Paul Mitchell and Elissa Slotkin. The rare collaboration across party lines has Mitchell, a Republican, and Slotkin, a Democrat, lobbying the Air Force to locate the HQ at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Macomb County’s Harrison Township.

Congressman Mitchell, who represents the 10th District, said. “The road to military readiness starts in Michigan, and Selfridge is the optimal location that would best serve the mission of USSPACECOM and Air Force personnel. I urge the Air Force to select Selfridge as home to the new USSPACECOM Headquarters.”

Congresswoman Slotkin, who represents the 8th District, said, “I’m glad to partner with Representative Paul Mitchell and our colleagues in the Michigan congressional delegation in a bipartisan push to bring these jobs and opportunities here to Michigan.”

 The letter to the Air Force highlighted the strong manufacturing business climate in the region, the defense industry corridor, and the infrastructure already in place at Selfridge.

Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland