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Base closings being announced now

by Angeline Booher / August 23, 2005 11:15 PM PDT

BRAC announcements of the base closings are now on C-SPAN.

The Army this morning; the Navy this afternoon and tonight; Joint Services tomorrow, and the Air Force on Friday.

www.cspan.org

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The latest...............
by Mac McMullen / August 24, 2005 12:32 AM PDT

The commission decided to side with the Pentagon in closing Fort Gillem and Fort McPherson in Georgia, Fort Monroe in Virginia, the U.S. Army Garrison in Selfridge, Mich., and Fort Monmouth in New Jersey.

A real catch-22 here - Don?t close the place because of economic impact\Forced to close it due to urban encroachment creating safety and noise concerns:

Commissioners also have grappled over one of their own proposals: whether to move the Navy?s jet training base at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia to Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Fla., which was closed in 1999. The Pentagon opposes the plan, which would require the commission to reopen the Florida base, but the commission decided to consider the move because of urban encroachment in Virginia.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9059684/

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Also...
by Angeline Booher / August 24, 2005 1:59 AM PDT

.... it sounded like there could be a "window of opportunity" for Ft. Monmouth. The Pentagon has some "proving" to do about that one.

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2 of the oldest facilities in NE voted to Stay Open
by Rolway / August 24, 2005 5:25 AM PDT

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery ME, saving at least 4500 jobs.

And the Sub Base in New London, CT will also stay.

George

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As a New Hampshire resident I am pleased
by EdH / August 24, 2005 7:40 AM PDT

about Portsmouth, also surprised. Even moreso about New London. The old submarine strategy has become less relevant now than it was in the Cold War.

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Hey Evie, looks like Portsmouth, New London, and Groton
by Ziks511 / August 24, 2005 8:57 AM PDT

have all ducked the bullet. Congrats to all involved and to the Commission for showing good sense.

Rob

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I think this is good news.
by Evie / August 24, 2005 9:59 AM PDT

It's nice to see that some of CT's support came from CA politicians -- kinda dilutes the "local officials just trolling for pork" issue.

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