May 13, 2005

Ouch, if this is correct (updated)

The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) list has reportedly been leaked, and there are some surprises.

Fort Belvoir, Virginia is on the list.

Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota is on the list.

Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is on the list.

Belvoir is local to where I live, and I spent five winters in Grand Forks (you can read the stories here). Redstone is steeped in history in regards to American space programs.

Like I said, if the leaked list is accurate... ouch.

UPDATE: The list as originally linked to above is not very accurate. For instance, Redstone Arsenal is indeed on the final list, but not for closure. It will actually be growing as personnel from other organizations are transferred there.

Likewise, Grand Forks is not closing, but will lose over 2,600 personnel in realignment.

My third example, Fort Belvoir will actually gain 11,000+ people.

Exit polls and leaked reports, you just can't trust 'em. Here's the official list (.pdf format).

Thanks to Wizbang for the pointer.

Posted by Ted at May 13, 2005 06:12 AM
Category: Military

Looks like Ft Belvoir is on the list, but not to close.

Whew! My dad works on Belvoir.

Posted by: Rob@L&R at May 13, 2005 10:00 AM

I was stunned when I first read about Redstone Aresenal. I'm glad it's not closing.

That's an interesting list. Some states got hit pretty hard. I've been out of the big loop long enough to raise an eyebrow at one or two of these.

Posted by: Boudicca at May 13, 2005 09:24 PM

Lucky you. Connecticut's gettin' reamed.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 14, 2005 05:30 PM
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