No no, make it stop, make it stop!
Courtesy of KTUU:
Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz have both signed on to a letter requesting Anchorage be considered for the headquarters of the United States Space Command.
In the letter, the governor says he believes Anchorage meets the “minimum eligibility requirements and would earn a competitive score when assessed against evaluation criteria.”
Dunleavy announced the request on Facebook Friday, saying Anchorage’s strong U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force presence made the city a suitable location for the headquarters.
“With a well-established U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army presence on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson – JBER, a vibrant military and veteran community, strategic geopolitical location, tremendous venues for training, and the Alaska Aerospace Corporation available for collaboration, we believe Anchorage is well suited to be the new HQ for Space Command,” Dunleavy said in the post.
A request is just one step in the process, and Dunleavy said the Alaska Aerospace Corp. would be the contact point for evaluating the location. Alaska Aerospace Corp. was established by the state in order to “develop a high technology aerospace industry in the state,” the corporation’s website says.
This is the last thing that Alaska needs.
I know it would bring jobs up here, and I know that our economy desperately needs them.
However, Trump’s Space Force is the laughingstock of the military, and don’t people remember how long it took for us to get over our last laughingstock?
Besides, isn’t the name “Space Force” still owned by Netflix?
Alaska needs to just drop this and move on while they still have their dignity.
Maybe the headquarters could be in Nevada, I mean they already have Area 51, right?