Peterson Air Force Base has been passed over for a new cyber warfare center, but the Air Force says the Colorado Springs facility is its second choice.
The Air Force announced Friday that Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, is its preferred alternative for the new operation, which will defend computer networks against attacks and conduct some offensive operations.
The Air Force designated Peterson as the "reasonable alternative."
Both Lackland and Peterson will go through an environmental review and the Air Force says the choice won't be final till the review is complete.
Peterson is headquarters of the U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Lackland Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force operated by the Air Education and Training Command (AETC). It is located in the western area of San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Lackland also holds the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency headquarters and the 688th Information Operations Wing.