How my BRAC policy would affect your state
Posted by zbigniewmazurak on January 6, 2010
Since January, I’ve issued several successive draft versions of my Defense Reform Proposals Package. A BRAC policy has been a part of each version.
So, I’ve prepared a list of bases that I would close, written on a state-by-state basis, to show you how my BRAC policy, if implemented, would affect your state.
My BRAC policy currently calls for the closure of 25 unneeded big military bases (16 Army bases, 1 USAF base and 8 Navy bases) and 1 unneeded small USMC base (Henderson Hall), plus 1 unneededed small USAF base (Bellows AFB). A few other military bases would be reduced. If your state is not on the list, that means it won’t suffer any base closures.
The state-by-state list of those bases is as follows:
AL: The Gunter Annex would be closed.
AR: Fort Chafee (which houses no soldiers) would be closed.
CA: NB Point Loma would be closed.
DC: The DC Naval Observatory would be closed and the Vice President would relocate to the WH. He would share it with the President of the United States. Bolling AFB would be reduced.
GA: Fort Stewart, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem would be closed. The 3rd Infantry Division would be relocated to Fort Benning (GA).
HI: Fort Shafter and Bellows AFB would be closed.
IN: The Heslar Naval Armory would be closed, but the units and equipment based there would be relocated to NSWC Crane Division, IN.
KS: Fort Riley would be closed. The 1st ID would be relocated from Fort Riley to Fort Dix (NJ).
LA: NSA New Orleans and NASJRB New Orleans would be closed.
MD: NSF Anacostia would be closed.
ME: NSY Portsmouth would be closed.
MN: The 80th Regional RC would be relocated from Fort Snelling (MN) to Fort McCoy (WI).
NJ: Camp Kilmer (which houses no soldiers) would be closed. The 1st ID (and a few other units from NY and PA) would be relocated from Fort Riley (KS) to Fort Dix (NJ). Thus, NJ would benefit from this BRAC round.
NY: Fort Totten and its Reserve Center would be closed. Fort Hamilton would be closed, but the command based there would be relocated to Fort Drum, NY.
PA: NIMSF Philadelphia and the Pitt Army Reserve Center would be closed.
VA: Fort Myer and Henderson Hall would be closed. All units based at Fort Myer would be relocated to Fort Belvoir (VA) or Fort Meade. The unit based at Henderson Hall would be relocated to Quantico (VA). The 80th TASS would be relocated to Fort Lee or Fort Pickett.
UT: The 96th Regional RC would be relocated to Los Alamitos, CA.
WA: Fort Lawton would be closed. The 70th Regional RC would be relocated to Los Alamitos, CA.