The Army has selected Austin, Texas, as the headquarters site for its new Futures Command, reports Stars and Stripes. The city’s favorable business, academic and technology climate helped it beat out four other finalists — Boston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Raleigh, N.C. — said officials who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss the selection before it was made public. The Army plans to realign its six modernization priorities — long-range precision fires, next-generation combat vehicle, future vertical lift, the network, air and missile defense, and soldier lethality — under the new organization, which is expected to have about 500 staff.
Army photo by Spc. Esmeralda Cervantes