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U.S. Army Scouting Cities For New Command Center

The Army typically likes to put its facilities away from population centers

This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Military officials want to limit congressional efforts to address sexual assaults among service members’ children, even as new data show the problem is larger than previously acknowledged.

The U.S. Army is scouting large cities to find a home for a new command headquarters so it’ll be close to academia and industry, a first for the service.

The Army typically likes to put its facilities away from population centers.

The new command will focus on what the Army of the future should look like. The Army wants to be near experts in technology and innovation.

Houston and Austin are two Texas cities in contention along with 13 other cities across the country including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York and LA.

Army officials are close to picking the site – which is expected to be announced by the end of June.

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