Military Base Closures

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Military Base Closures

Postby Talvan » Mar Thu 18, 2004 4:31 pm

Got this in an email at work from Wright Patterson AFB Ohio. That is home to the Air Force Material Command Headquarters. Just thought some of the forum members would want to know about what the Department of Defense has submitted to the Base Realignment And Closure(BRAC) Committee on instilations they want to have closed.

I didnt put this here to discuss politics. If you want to do that take it to the WARPT forum. I put it here so everyone on the forum could read it and find out if they are going to be affected by the up comming round of BRAC. In the past, 95% of the instillations on this list have been on the final BRAC list. BRAC doesnt limit itself to this list either, they normally add a few more after they have done their studdies. This will be good news for some and bad news for others. Me personally, it is good news so far because my base isnt on it. But, then again none of the 3 Air Logistic Command Centers are.


BASE CLOSURE PROPOSALS FOR 2005

BRAC List - Just off the Press
Army bases currently proposed for closure or realignment in 2005 include:
* Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
* Detroit Arsenal, Michigan
* Fort Belvoir, Virginia
* Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico
* Fort McPherson/Gillem, Georgia
* Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
* Fort Monroe, Virginia
* Fort Polk, Louisiana (to realign)
* Fort Richardson, Alaska
* Fort Sam Houston, Texas
* Fort Shafter, Hawaii
* Lima Army Tank Plant, Ohio
* Natick Soldier Center, Massachusetts
* Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey
* Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
* Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois
* Sierra Army Depot, California
* Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona

Air Force base closures and realignments include:
* Altus AFB, Oklahoma
* Beale AFB, California
* Brooks AFB, Texas
* Cannon AFB, New Mexico
* Columbus AFB, Mississippi
* Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
* Goodfellow AFB, Texas
* Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota
* Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
* Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
* Los Angeles AFB, California
* McConnell AFB, Kansas
* Nellis AFB, Nevada (to realign)
* Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina (to realign)
* Shaw AFB, South Carolina
* Vance AFB, Oklahoma


The Air Force will lose 2,260 military and 2,839 civilian
manpower positions, and 1,055 reserve drill authorizations next year,
according to the 2004 force-structure announcement released July 23.
Many bases, both active duty and reserve component, are affected by the
realignment. In many cases, units will gain aircraft and missions, while
others will pare down.
Besides manpower reductions, the realignment formally announces the
retirement of the C-9A Nightingale and KC-135E Stratotanker aircraft.

According to Air Force officials, the 20 C-9s are being retired
because of reduced-patient movement, range limitations and increasing
maintenance and upgrade costs. The aeromedical-evacuation mission will
become a requirements-based system using all passenger-capable aircraft.

The service will retire 44 of the Air National Guard and Air
Force Reserve Command's 43-year-old KC-135Es next year, replacing them
with 24 KC-135Rs from the active-duty fleet. By the end of fiscal 2006,
the Air Force will have retired 68 of the KC-135Es.


Naval base closures and realignments include:
* Ingleside Naval Station, Texas
* Naval Postgraduate School, California
* Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi
* Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst, New Jersey
* Naval Recreation Station Solomons Island,
* Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, Indiana
* Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Virginia
* Navy Supply Corps School, Georgia
* New Orleans Naval Support Activity, Louisiana
* Pascagoula Naval Station, Mississippi
* Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, New Hampshire
* Saratoga Springs Naval Support Unit, New York

Marine base closures and realignments include:
* Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia
* Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California (realignment)
* Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California
* Marine Corps Mountain Warfare School, California
* Marine Reserve Support Unit, Kansas City
* Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California (realign or close)
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Postby Ballen Photo » Mar Thu 18, 2004 7:00 pm

Thanks John, This is getting to be pretty scary. What the heck are they up to? :hs
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Postby drgonzo » Mar Thu 18, 2004 7:09 pm

What conervatives always do, reduce manpower and facilities and push existing assets harder.
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Re: Military Base Closures

Postby Kronos » Mar Thu 18, 2004 11:10 pm

Talvan Imaging wrote:I didnt put this here to discuss politics. If you want to do that take it to the WARPT forum.


Yeah, I thought I read that part.

Thanks John. Luckily no one I know is affected if those bases close.
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Re: Military Base Closures

Postby Ballen Photo » Mar Fri 19, 2004 10:42 am

Kronos wrote:
Talvan Imaging wrote:I didnt put this here to discuss politics. If you want to do that take it to the WARPT forum.


Yeah, I thought I read that part.



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Postby Talvan » Mar Fri 19, 2004 11:55 am

Nuff said.
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Postby Vance » Mar Fri 19, 2004 12:06 pm

Okay....

I'll try to keep this non politcal. :D

I hear a lot of folks around these parts blaming the old Clinton camp for closing base's down. I don't think they realize that it's still going on.

They're even talking about moving/closing the Air Guard here. The fighter wing here are the guys that scrambled to cover Bush's butt on 9/11.

Shoot. Bush was supposedly even based at Ellington for a short time. Not sure if he actually showed up though. :D
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Postby Talvan » Mar Fri 19, 2004 1:07 pm

I hadnt heard anything about Carswell AFB closing, but Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo is on the list.

BRAC more to do with Congress and the Senate than it does the President.

FYI, the BRAC Committee was closing bases down before Clinton. It just didnt start hitting hard till then. I was stationed at George AFB Victorville, California, in 1990-1991 when they shut it down. Well before Bill Clinton. this isnt presidential.
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Postby drgonzo » Mar Fri 19, 2004 7:15 pm

well hey, you dangle the meat in front of the dog and how can you be surprised when he bites? this issue is so steeped in politics it's impossible to keep them separated.
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Postby Talvan » Mar Sat 20, 2004 4:52 am

And I said ifyou wanted to discuss politics to take it to the WARPT forum. So, either you were to lazy or to hardheaded.
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