February 7, 2023

Joint statement from Colorado leaders on recent unmanned, foreign object incident

“Last week, when an unmanned, foreign object traversed the United States for days, U.S. Space Command was not operating at full capacity. At a time of such uncertainty with China and Russia, space capabilities play a decisive role. Why are officials still considering moving this critical command? Relocating U.S. Space Command from its current home will delay attaining full operational capability. Our military must focus on protecting our country today, not packing boxes and wasting taxpayer dollars.

Let’s end this indecision and do what’s best for our nation.”

Congressman Doug Lamborn
Colorado Congressional District 3

Cami Bremer
Chair, Board of the El Paso County Commissioners

Mayor John Suthers
City of Colorado Springs

Morgan Alu
Director of International Development and Special Projects
Colorado Space Coalition

J. J. Ament
President & CEO
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Raymond H. Gonzales
Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.

Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer
President & CEO
Colorado Springs Chamber & Economic Development Corporation