The Florida Space Coast's two U.S. Air Force bases will soon change names to reflect their connections to the military's newly minted Space Force branch, according to an article published at the Florida Today infosite by journalist Emre Kelly.
Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will become Patrick Space Force Base and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station within 30 days, 45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Douglas Schiess said during his "State of the Installation" briefing on Friday, February 7.
"The names of the two bases will change," Schiess said, adding that Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Space Force commander Gen. John Raymond will attend a local name change ceremony. "When that happens, we believe we'll probably be one of the first, if not the first, bases to do that."
Other than switching from "Air" to "Space," Schiess said the designations will retain their historic references.
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