Statement by Gov. Perry On New Cyber Command Headquarters at Lackland Air Force Base
"The Air Force's intention to locate the new Cyber Command headquarters at Lackland Air Force Base not only affirms Texas as a great state for the military, it also recognizes the many benefits of locating commands, personnel and facilities in San Antonio. Texans are proud of our service members and the ongoing contribution of installations like Fort Sam Houston, Randolph and Lackland Air Force bases and Port San Antonio to national defense.
"San Antonio is the ideal location for this command, thanks to its easy access, well-trained workforce and strong military community, both active duty and retired. It is fitting that the town that hosts the cradle of modern military medicine would now welcome a command with such a vital role to play in the future of national defense.
"On the heels of Medtronic's recent decision to bring more than 1,400 new jobs to San Antonio, locating this command here is a remarkable step forward for the region. Both developments are reminders that Texas is well-positioned to lead in a rapidly diversifying global economy."