2 Florida Bases Being Renamed For U.S. Space Force

Dec 8, 2020

New names for two Florida Air Force bases will reflect their involvement with the fledgling U.S. Space Force.

Patrick Air Force Base near Cocoa Beach will be called Patrick Space Force Base, while Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will become Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, according to DefenseOne.com.

Both bases will still come under the command of the Air Force, which also oversees the Space Force.

A renaming ceremony is set for Wednesday, December 9. The U.S. Space Force turns 1 on December 20.

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