Army chooses Austin, Texas for new Futures Command

AP/Houston Chronicle:
Army leaders will announce on Friday that they have chosen Austin, Texas, as the location for a new command headquarters that will focus on how to modernize the service and prepare for future wars, U.S. officials said.

The Army laid out plans to create the so-called Futures Command last October, marking the first time in decades that the service has added such a high-level, new headquarters.

Austin, known for its live music scene, also has a favorable business, academic and technology climate that will mesh well with the Army's needs, said the officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss the selection before it was made public.

The command is expected to have a staff of about 500 people, led by a four-star general.
It will be the biggest military operation in the Austin area since the closure of Bergstrom Air Force Base several years ago.  Austin is also within easy driving distance of a major military base at Fort Hood.

This apparently will be a command that will focus on high tech warfare.  It could also have elements of Trump's new Space Force operations.


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