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May 13, 2005

Pentagon Plans to Close More Bases

One of the 33+/- bases slated for closure in 2006 is Brooks AFB, San Antonio, TX. I lived there for three years in high school/college. I feel sentimentally sad about it. This is the second base with a lot of memories for me that is closing.


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Dh was a civilian employee of the Air Force at Mare Island when it closed. We moved to Ohio, and now we are waiting to hear if Wright Patterson will be closing. I told dh he was a jinx!

Posted by: Missy at May 13, 2005 04:09 PM

Is it for sure closing? or has it been proposed? It certainly does not seem to be a very wise move by the Pentagon, considering the fact that we are currently at war.

Posted by: Brad at May 13, 2005 06:02 PM

These base closings and thousands of layoffs really disturb me.

Espcially since we just gave Halibuton a big bonus.

I am begining to think that this War is being very poorly managed.

Posted by: Crackpot Press at May 16, 2005 03:52 PM

Several years ago they closed the first base where hubby and I were stationed. Now the base where our second child was born is on the list.

It is sad, and there are bases there I'd hate to lose- but all those military bases were built during and for the Cold War. Different wars have different requirements.

Posted by: DeputyHeadmistress at May 17, 2005 10:40 AM

You're right, DH--different time in history, different military needs. Brooks is a great place for research, but I'm sure their function can be transferred somewhere else and save significant tax dollars.

I'm just hopelessly sentimental. . .

Posted by: TulipGirl at May 17, 2005 11:06 AM

Some of these closings are going to be crazy for NW Florida. I think Eglin, which we live about a mile away from, is getting 5,000 new jobs that are being transfered from other areas. With rent already so high, I have no idea where all these people are going to live.

Posted by: sarah mosley at May 31, 2005 01:30 PM

You know, Sarah, Florida has such a weird economy. So much of it is service-oriented with low wages, and yet housing costs are jumping through the roof. Our area leads the nation in housing growth--first quarter this year comparted to first quarter last year. We've been very blessed with the place we're renting and the owners being generous. . .

Another thing impacting the housing situation is the destruction from last years' hurricanes. . .

Posted by: TulipGirl at May 31, 2005 02:12 PM

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