MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Vice President Mike Pence spent the afternoon in Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center.
During his visit, Pence announced two military bases will become the first to carry the name Space Force.READ MORE: Items From Brian Laundrie Found Near Trail In Nature Reserve, Medical Examiner And Cadaver Dog Called To Park
Patrick Air Force Base is now Patrick Space Force Base. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is now Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.READ MORE: 'We Want Him Dead, We Want Him Forgotten': Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz's Apology Falls Flat With Victims Families
MORE FROM CBSMIAMI.COM
‘I Don’t Understand What Happened’: 70-Year-Old Clueless As To Why Stranger Attacked Him
‘Former Florida COVID Data Scientist Discusses Allegations Leading To Police Raid At Her Home
Report: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Buy $30M Indian Creek Lot
Brevard County is one of six finalists for the U.S. Space Command headquarters.MORE NEWS: West Park Puppy Theft Led To Shootout
One year ago, President Donald Trump created the Space Force as a fifth branch of the military with the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act.