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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 095-95
February 28, 1995

SECRETARY PERRY RECOMMENDS CLOSING, REALIGNING 146 BASES

Secretary of Defense William Perry today announced the Department's recommendations to close or realign 146 military installations in the United States. The recommendations are being forwarded to the independent Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.

"These recommendations, though painful, are necessary to achieve the levels of readiness and modernization we need within the budget we have," said Secretary Perry. "Our armed forces and our budget have been cut by one-third or more, but our infrastructure only about half that. Today's recommendations will save the taxpayers and the Department some $18 billion over the next two decades."

The Secretary's recommendations were developed by each of the military services in accordance with the strict procedures laid down by the Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990. Each base was evaluated using a set of published criteria, giving priority first to the military value of the facility, and then to the savings and the economic and other effects that the closure would have. The evaluation data is certified for accuracy by each Service, and then reviewed by both the Base Closure and Realignment Commission and the General Accounting Office.

During a press conference at the Pentagon, Perry said that both he and General John Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had approved the recommendations made by the military departments without exception. "These actions are necessary so that we can carefully shape our armed forces to support the National Military Strategy and the Bottom Up Review," the Secretary explained.

The BRAC 95 recommendations will cost less than the BRAC 95 round ($3.8 billion vs. $6.9 billion) and will generate savings more quickly. Over the six-year implementation period prescribed by law, the closures and realignments are expected to generate net savings of approximately $4 billion. Recurring savings thereafter are expected to reach $1.8 billion per year. Total savings over 20 years, discounted to present value, are estimated to be $18 billion.

Perry also announced that he will recommend that the current BRAC authority be extended to permit another base closure round in three or four years. "We need time to absorb the closure of over a hundred major bases," the Secretary said, "but we are continuing to refine our force structure and our mission. Each service has told me that, ultimately, they can do more."

While some of these actions will have significant economic impact upon local communities, Perry said that he did not remove any Service recommendations for this reason. However, he pledged to continue and expand the Department's efforts to encourage recovery and reuse. Department of Defense assistance programs include personnel transition and job training assistance, local reuse planning grants, on-site transition coordinators, accelerated property disposal, and faster environmental cleanup that supports reuse needs.

"These installations offer an opportunity for communities to diversify and reshape their economic futures. We have already seen impressive redevelopment successes in such diverse communities as Sacramento, Calif.; Alexandria, La.; and Rantoul, Ill. They prove that new jobs can be created to replace those that are lost. There is no doubt that it takes strong local leadership and a lot of hard work., but the President has committed us to help, and we will," Secretary Perry said.

Attached are summaries of the impacts of each BRAC action, listed by service. 1995 List of Military Installations

Inside the United States for Closure or Realignment

Part I: Major Base Closures

Army

Fort McClellan, Alabama

Fort Chaffee, Arkansas

Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Colorado

Price Support Center, Illinois

Savanna Army Depot Activity, Illinois

Fort Ritchie, Maryland

Selfridge Army Garrison, Michigan

Bayonne Military Ocean Terminal, New Jersey

Seneca Army Depot, New York

Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania

Red River Army Depot, Texas

Fort Pickett, Virginia

Navy

Naval Air Facility, Adak, Alaska

Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, California

Ship Repair Facility, Guam

Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Indianapolis, Indiana

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division Detachment, Louisville, Kentucky

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division Detachment, White Oak, Maryland

Naval Air Station, South Weymouth, Massachusetts

Naval Air Station, Meridian, Mississippi

Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey

Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Warminster, Pennsylvania

Air Force

North Highlands Air Guard Station, California

Ontario IAP Air Guard Station, California

Rome Laboratory, Rome, New York

Roslyn Air Guard Station, New York

Springfield-Beckley MAP, Air Guard Station, Ohio

Greater Pittsburgh IAP Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania

Bergstrom Air Reserve Base, Texas

Brooks Air Force Base, Texas

Reese Air Force Base, Texas

Defense Logistics Agency

Defense Distribution Depot Memphis, Tennessee

Defense Distribution Depot Ogden, Utah

Part II: Major Base Realignments

Army

Fort Greely, Alaska

Fort Hunter Liggett, California

Sierra Army Depot, California

Fort Meade, Maryland

Detroit Arsenal, Michigan

Fort Dix, New Jersey

Fort Hamilton, New York

Charles E. Kelly Support Center, Pennsylvania

Letterkenny Army Depot, Pennsylvania

Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

Dugway Proving Ground, Utah

Fort Lee, Virginia

Navy

Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida

Naval Activities, Guam

Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas

Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport, Washington

Air Force

McClellan Air Force Base, California

Onizuka Air Station, California

Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

Robins Air Force Base, Georgia

Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana

Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico

Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota

Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

Kelly Air Force Base, Texas

Hill Air Force Base, Utah

Part III: Smaller Base or Activity Closures, Realignments,

Disestablishments or Relocations

Army

Branch U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, California

East Fort Baker, California

Rio Vista Army Reserve Center, California

Stratford Army Engine Plant, Connecticut

Big Coppett Key, Florida

Concepts Analysis Agency, Maryland

Publications Distribution Center Baltimore, Maryland

Hingham Cohasset, Massachusetts

Sudbury Training Annex, Massachusetts

Aviation-Troop Command (ATCOM), Missouri

Fort Missoula, Montana

Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

Caven Point Reserve Center, New Jersey

Camp Pedricktown, New Jersey

Bellmore Logistics Activity, New York

Fort Totten, New York

Recreation Center #2, Fayettville, North Carolina

Information Systems Software Command (ISSC), Virginia

Camp Bonneville, Washington

Valley Grove Area Maintenance Support Activity (AMSA), West Virginia

Navy

Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center, In-Service Engineering West Coast Division, San Diego, California

Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California

Naval Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, California

Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, USN, Long Beach, California

Naval Undersea Warfare Center-Newport Division, New London Detachment, New London, Connecticut

Naval Research Laboratory, Underwater Sound Reference Detachment, Orlando, Florida

Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Guam

Naval Biodynamics Laboratory, New Orleans, Louisiana

Naval Medical Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Detachment, Annapolis, Maryland

Naval Technical Training Center, Meridian, Mississippi

Naval Aviation Engineering Support Unit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Naval Air Technical Services Facility, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Open Water Test Facility, Oreland, Pennsylvania

Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center, RDT&E Division Detachment, Warminster, Pennsylvania

Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Charleston, South Carolina

Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center, In-Service Engineering East Coast Detachment, Norfolk, Virginia

Naval Information Systems Management Center, Arlington, Virginia

Naval Management Systems Support Office, Chesapeake, Virginia

Navy/Marine Reserve Activities

Naval Reserve Centers at:

Huntsville, Alabama

Stockton, California

Santa Ana, Irvine, California

Pomona, California

Cadillac, Michigan

Staten Island, New York

Laredo, Texas

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Naval Air Reserve Center at:

Olathe, Kansas

Naval Reservice Readiness Commands at:

New Orleans, Louisiana (Region 10)

Charleston, South Carolina (Region 7)

Air Force

Moffett Federal Airfield AGS, California

Real-Time Digitally Controlled Analyzer Processor Activity, Buffalo, New York

Air Force Electronic Warfare Evaluation Simulator Activity, Fort Worth, Texas

Defense Logistics Agency

Defense Contract Management District South, Marietta, Georgia

Defense Contract Management Command International, Dayton, Ohio

Defense Distribution Depot Columbus, Ohio

Defense Distribution Depot Letterkenny, Pennsylvania

Defense Industrial Supply Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Defense Distribution Depot Red River, Texas

Defense Investigative Service

Investigations Control and Automation Directorate, Fort Holabird, Maryland

Part IV: Changes to Previously Approved BRAC Recommendations

Army

Army Bio-Medical Research Laboratory, Fort Detrick, Maryland

Navy

Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California

Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin, California

Naval Air Station Alameda, California

Naval Recruiting District, San Diego, California

Naval Training Center, San Diego, California

Naval Air Station, Cecil Field, Florida

Naval Aviation Depot, Pensacola, Florida

Navy Nuclear Power Propulsion Training Center, Naval Training Center, Orlando, Florida

Naval Training Center Orlando, Florida

Naval Air Station, Agana, Guam

Naval Air Station, Barbers Point, Hawaii

Naval Air Facility, Detroit, Michigan

Naval Shipyard, Norfolk Detachment, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Naval Sea Systems Command, Arlington, Virginia

Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Arlington, Virginia

Naval Recruiting Command, Washington, D.C.

Naval Security Group Command Detachment Potomac, Washington, D.C.

Air Force

Williams AFB, Arizona

Lowry AFB, Colorado

Homestead AFB, Florida (301st Rescue Squadron)

Homestead AFB, Florida (726th Air Control Squadron)

MacDill AFB, Florida

Griffiss AFB, New York (Airfield Support for 10th Infantry (Light) Division)

Griffiss AFB, New York (485th Engineering Installation Group)

Defense Logistics Agency

Defense Contract Management District West, El Segundo, California


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