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Austin new home of Army Futures Command

Friday, July 13, 2018   /   by Scott Shine

Austin new home of Army Futures Command

Austin new home of Army Futures Command WASHINGTON (Defense News) – The new four-star Army Futures Command (AFC) will be in Austin.

The location will consolidate the Army's entire modernization process under one roof. U.S. Army Secretary Mark Espen said in a July 13 press conference that Austin's top-tier academic institutions, cutting edge industrial, innovative private sector, and culture make the city a good fit for the facility.

"The Army chose Austin as the location for the AFC headquarters because it not only possesses the talent, entrepreneurial spirit, and access to keep partners we are seeking, but also because it offers the quality of life our people desire and a cost of living they can afford," said Epsen.

The creation of the AFC is the Army's most significant reorganization effort since the U.S. Army Forces Command and Army Training and Doctrine Command's creations in 1973.