Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The BRAC List, Part II

As promised, here is the draft BRAC list I received earlier this year. This particular list of proposed military base closings circulated at the highest levels of the Pentagon, and will likely bear a strong resemblance to the list that will be released on Friday. By my count, the initial list earmarked 49 military installations and support facilities for closure, with a smaller number slated for realignment. In Pentagon-speak, realignment may mean downsizing, or the absorption of jobs and functions from bases that close, meaning a net increase of civilian jobs and/or military billets.

Bases slated for closure:


1. Carlisle Barracks, PA
2. Detroit Arsenal, MI
3. Ft Belvoir, VA
4. Ft Buchanan, PR
5. Ft McPherson, GA
6. Ft Monmouth, NJ
7. Ft Monroe, VA
8. Ft Richardson, AK
9. Ft Sam Houston, TX
10. Ft Shafer, HI
11. Lima Army Tank Plant, OH
12. Natick Soldier Center, MA
13. Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
14. Redstone Arsenal, AL
15. Rock Island Arsenal, IL
16. Sierra Army Depot, CA
17. Yuma Proving Ground, AZ


1. Ingleside Naval Station, TX
2. Naval Postgraduate School, CA
3. Merdian Naval Air Station, MS
4. Naval Air Engineering Center, Lakehurst, NJ
5. Naval Recreation Station, Solomon Islands
6. Naval Surface Warfare Center, IN
7. Naval Surface Warfare Center, VA
8. Navy Supply Corps School, GA
9. New Orleans Naval Support Activity, LA
10. Pascagoula Naval Station, MS
11. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, NH
12. Saratoga Springs Naval Support Unit, NY

Air Force

1. Altus AFB, OK
2. Beale AFB, CA
3. Brooks AFB, TX
4. Cannon AFB, NM
5. Columbus AFB, MS
6. Ellsworth AFB, SD
7. Goodfellow AFB, TX
8. Grand Forks AFB, ND
9. Hanscom AFB, MA
10. Kirtland AFB, NM
11. Los Angeles AFB, CA
12. McConnell AFB, KS
13. Shaw AFB, SC
14. Vance AFB, OK

Marine Corps

1. USMC Logistics Base, Albany, GA
2. USMC Logistics Base, Barstow, CA
3. Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, CA
4. USMC Mountain Warfare School, CA
5. Marine Corps Reserve Support Unit, Kansas City, MO
6. Marine Corps Recruit Depot, CA

Bases slated for realignment:

1. Nellis AFB, NV (Air Force)
2. Seymour Johnson AFB, NC (Air Force)
3. Ft Polk, LA (Army)

Please note that this list circulated before the last round of lobbying by politicians, civic groups and retired military officials. The list that appears on Friday may contain a few surprises, but I still expect most of the bases on the January list will make the final "cut" for closure.


Dead said...


Looking at the AF list, I only saw two that would really surprise me -- Hanscom and Shaw. I don't think AF folks will cry at most of those on the list.

sammy small said...

The LAX AFB is tiny, but is home to a significant space applications program office. One half of their property was just sold to pay for new facilities currently under construction. Their remaining property is very valuable.

While its location is convenient being close to Northrup-Grumman, Raytheon, and Aerospace Company, it could do its work from just about anywhere. I think the estimate of $16B lost revenue assumes that these local aerospace contractors would not continue to get contracts. Seems like bogus assumptions.

Noble Eagle said...

I find it kind of odd that there are no reserve component installations on that list. I doubt that they'll all emerge unscathed from BRAC. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Ray said...

There is no Naval Surface Warfare Center in IN. Perhaps that should be "TN".

b52murph said...

I highly doubt Kirtland, NM, is on the list due to their mission.

Having been stationed at Ellsworth AFB, I wouldn't be surprised if that one made the list. Most of the infrastructure there is 20+ years old and in rough shape. Two new buildings stand out, all others are late `80s or older.

Juliette said...

Hmm. Heard several times today that LA AFB isn't closing.

Ernst Blofeld said...

There's a Navy Surface Warfare Center in Crane, IN. It wasn't on the list.

Be_All_I_Could said...

Your list wasnt even close :(

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