Military Base Closings Final Deliberations, Joint
Aug 25, 2005
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The 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission continued final deliberations before submitting its report to the president on September 8, 2005. Commissioners heard from staff members on Defense Department .. Read More
The 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission continued final deliberations before submitting its report to the president on September 8, 2005. Commissioners heard from staff members on Defense Department recommendations and made motions for changes to the recommendations
In the afternoon of the second day of the final hearings, motions focused on recommendations for Joint Cross Service Groups. Mr. Van Saun and his analysts completed analyses of the seven joint cross service groups of the Department of Defense: education and training, headquarters and support, industrial, intelligence, medical, supply and storage, and technical.
The Commission considered such issues as the closure of nine inpatient service facilities, the co-location of Navy Education and Training Command and Navy Education and Training Professional Development and Technical Center, and the co-location of Army Test and Evaluation Command. They also considered the realignment and closure of Defense Finance and Accounting Service sites as well as recommendations for joint basing.
Installations considered for realignment included Fort Richardson (AK), Rock Island Arsenal (IL), Human Resources Center Northeast Installation Philadelphia (PA), Randolph Air Force Base (TX), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (OH), Robbins Air Force Base (GA), Hill Air Force Base (UT), Tinker Air Force Base (OK), Bolling Air Force Base (Washington D.C.), Maxwell Air Force Base (AL), and Lackland Air Force Base (San Antonio, TX).