Kern County supervisors support proposed Space Force

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If President Trump’s proposed Space Force happens, Kern County supervisors want to welcome it.

On Tuesday, supervisors adopted a position in support of establishing the first U.S. Space Force base, pursuing a future installation in Kern County.

Should it happen, it could mean high-paying jobs and development in Eastern Kern County.

The Pentagon has requested $14.1 billion to help the Air Force develop space warriors in its 2020 budget.

More than $72 million would go toward establishing a headquarters.

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