Cape Canaveral and Patrick Air Force Bases re-designated, renamed for Space Force


Update 12/9/2020 – Vice President Mike Pence announced today that the Trump administration is renaming and redesignating two military bases in Florida for the Space Force.

Earlier:

By Joe Mario Pedersen

Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — Two Florida military bases involved in Space Force operations may be renamed by order of top Trump administration officials.

A renaming ceremony was ordered to coincide with Space Force’s first birthday, according to a report by Defense One.

U.S. officials are pushing back on the U.S. Air Force plans because the changes reportedly violate a “gentleman’s agreement” with congressional staffers who asked the military not to rename any bases until after Donald Trump signs the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, Defense One reported.

The bill also contains legislation to create a commission to oversee the renaming of bases named after Confederate soldiers.