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SC vies for headquarters of US Africa Command

Apr 8, 2011 8:41:00 AM - thestate.com
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he wants to bring the U.S. Africa Command to the Charleston area, something that was considered three years ago.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Friday that the military is reviewing moving the command from Germany.

Gen. Carter Ham heads up the U.S. Africa Command. He told Graham during a meeting of the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday he is reviewing possible new homes for the command but said there is no timetable for a decision.

The Pentagon considered moving the command to the Naval Weapons Station three years ago but later the decided to leave it in Germany.

The command would bring in 1,300 employees and has a budget of $310 million.

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