Whiteman AirForce Base located in Missouri is a one of six finalists to be picked for the newly created Global Strike Command.
Because Whiteman is already the home of the B-2 nuclear bombers plus its active reserve and gaurd not to mention its sprawling 5000 acres make its chances of being picked very good.
Air Force officials are using a certain criteria that will applied to each finalist. The criteria consists of the availability of requisite expertise, type of facilities and its infrastructure, support capacity, transportation and access, the communications capabilities and bandwidth. Also in consideration will be the security capability to support the Global Strike Command headquarters.
Local officials in the surrounding cities and counties including Sedalia and Pettis county Missouri are writing letters in support of Whiteman hoping to encourage the Air Force to bring the command here.
Officials plan to announce the location of the command in June of this year.