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Lt. Gen. James Dickinson, center, hands Col. Eric Little a flag during the 1st Space Brigade’s change-of-command ceremony at Fort Carson’s Founders Field.

The Army has battled for more than 15 years to get its 1st Space Brigade a home on Fort Carson.

The unit moved into the post Thursday amid ceremony that coincided with the closing of the Space Symposium. But its soldiers, who help other units access space services and manage a constellation of communications satellites, might want to keep their bags packed. The move comes as Congress mulls creating the Space Force, which would swallow the brigade into a new service.

The Space Force was the elephant in the room at the symposium, which drew space experts from around the world to The Broadmoor. While the acting secretary of defense said the service planned to encompass the military’s space efforts, officers, including Army space boss Lt. Gen. James Dickinson, avoided the topic.

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