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.
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.
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