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Pentagon Is Eyeing a BRAC in 2021

May 28, 2017

From the Stars and Stripes website  

President Donald Trump’s Pentagon spending plan for 2018 sent to lawmakers on Tuesday includes a new round of base realignments and closures, a proposal that the Defense Department contends could save billions of much-needed dollars but will likely meet stiff opposition on Capitol Hill.

The proposal, which is part of Trump’s Pentagon budget of $639.1 billion, asks Congress to approve a Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, in 2021. Similar requests sought in recent Pentagon budgets proposed by former President Barack Obama’s administration failed to gain any traction, as many lawmakers oppose BRAC, citing potential harms to communities surrounding military bases.

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Webmaster Comments: During the 2005 BRAC, the Shipyard and other facilities/organizations were potential closures. The late Senator Dan Inouye worked hard to prevent any major closures or downsizing in Hawaii.

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