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A growing number of bases

Published Oct. 13, 2005

On April 12, the Pentagon announced a list of 31 major military bases to be considered for closing, along with another 12 minor bases to be closed and 28 sites to be reduced in size or realigned. On Friday, the independent Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission announced a new list of another 36 facilities or operations as preliminary candidates for closure or cutbacks. The new list does not supersede the old. The commission will study the two lists and then make its recommendations to President Bush.The new list

Here is the list of new facilities released Friday by the independent commission and the action under consideration.


Army Corps of Engineers _ realignment/closure

Fighting and maneuver installations

Fort Richardson, Ark. _ closure

Fort Drum, N.Y. _ closure

Major training areas

Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. _ transfer to reserves

Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico _ transfer to reserves

Camp Pickett, Va. _ transfer to reserves

Fort A.P. Hill, Va. _ transfer to reserves

Fort McCoy, Wis. _ transfer to reserves

Command and control installations

Fort Hamilton, N.Y. _ realignment/closure

Fort Totten, N.Y. _ realignment/closure



Long Beach Naval Shipyard, Calif. _ closure

Naval stations

Treasure Island Naval Station, Calif. _ realignment/closure


Mobile, Ala. _ closure

Pascagoula, Miss. _ closure

Staten Island, N.Y. _ closure

Ingleside, Tex. _ closure

Everett, Wash. _ closure

Communications and electronics repair facilities

NESEC San Diego, Calif. _ realignment

Navy Pensacola, Fla. _ realignment

Naval Depot Jacksonville, Fla. _ realignment

Naval Depot Norfolk, Va. _ realignment

NESEC Portsmouth, Va. _ realignment

Air stations and training installations

Meridian Naval Air Station, Miss. _ closure

Kingsville Naval Air Station, Tex. _ closure

Agana Naval Air Station, Guam _ closure

Training Installations

San Diego Naval Training Center, Calif. _ realignment/closure

Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill. _ realignment/closure


Training installations

Goodfellow Air Force Base, Tex. _ closure

Flying/strategic installations

Plattsburgh Air Force Base, N.Y. _ closure

Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y. _ realignment/closure

Flying/tactical installations

Mountain Home Air Force Base., Idaho _ realignment/closure

Homestead Air Force Base, Fla. _ closure

MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. _ closure


Communications and electronics repair facilities

Barstow, Calif. _ realignment

Depot, Albany, Ga. _ realignment

Training installation

San Diego Marine Recruit Training Depot, Calif. _ realignment

The original list

Here are the 31 major bases on the Pentagon's original list:


Fort McClellan, Anniston, Ala.

Fort Ord, Seaside, Calif.

Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis

Fort Devens, Ayer, Mass.

Fort Dix, Wrightstown, N.J.

Fort Chaffee, Fort Smith, Ark.

Sacramento Army Depot, Calif.


Philadelphia Naval Shipyard

Philadelphia Naval Station

Long Beach Naval Station, Calif.

Hunters Point Annex of Treasure Island Naval Station, San Francisco

Moffett Field Naval Air Station, Sunnyvale, Calif.

Orlando Naval Training Center, Fla.

Chase Field Naval Air Station, Beeville, Tex.

Puget Sound Naval Station, Seattle

Whidbey Island Air Station, Oak Harbor, Wash.


Eaker Air Force Base, Blytheville, ARk.

Lowry Air Force Base, Denver

Grissom Air Force Base, Peru, Ind.

Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Oscoda, Mich.

Williams Air Force Base, Chandler, Ariz.

Castle Air Force Base, Merced, Calif.

Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Ga.

England Air Force Base, Alexandria, La.

Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, Maine

Richards-Gebaur Air Reserve Station, Kansas City, Mo.

Rickenbacker Air Force Base. Columbus, Ohio

Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, S.C.

Bergstrom Air Force Base, Austin, Tex.

Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth, Tex.


Air Station Tustin, El Toro, Calif.