Military Base Realignments: Winners and Losers

With most of the attention being given to the bases that are proposed to be totally closed, there are also some major “realignments†where bases are being significantly downsized. There are also “winners†in the BRAC process. The list released today [PDF] now goes before the Commission, and changes are to be expected.

Realignments (Base, Job loss):

Maxwell AFB, AL -1251
Eielson AFB, AK -2940
Elmendorf AFB, AK -934
Naval Base Ventura City, CA -1534
Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA —1630 (Balboa Hospital)
NAS Pensacola, FL -1579
Mountain Home AFB, ID -569
Naval Station Great Lakes, IL -2022 (Boot Camp and schools)
Rock Island Arsenal, IL -1263
Ft Knox, KY -2944
NAS Brunswick, ME -2420
Keesler AFB, MS -402
MCAS Cherry Point -628
Pope AFB, NC -4145
Grand Forks, AFB, ND -2645
Portland Air Guard Station, OR -564
Lackland AFB, TX -3140
NAS Corpus Christi, TX -2624
Ft Eustis, VA -2152
(Various Reserve Centers not included in the list above)

Big Gainers:

Fort Rucker, AL +1888
Redstone Arsenal +1655
Little Rock AFB, AR +3898
Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake CA +2469
Naval Base Pt Loma +309 (this probably means 2 subs from Groton)
Naval Station San Diego +1170
Fort Carson, CO +4377

Eglin AFB, FL +2218
NAS Jacksonville, FL +2025 (P-3 squadrons from NAS Brunswick, Maine)
Ft Benning, GA +9839
Sub Base Kings Bay, GA +3367 (from Groton, CT)
DFAS Indianapolis, IN +3495 (consolidation of many Defense accounting functions)
Scott AFB, IL +797
Ft Riley, KS +2855
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD +2176
Ft Meade, MD +5361 (maybe from leased spaces in VA)
Nellis AFB, NV +1412
Ft Bragg, NC +4325
Ft Sill, OK +3602
Shaw AFB, SC +817
Ft Bliss, TX +11501
Ft Sam Houston +9364
Ft Belvoir, VA +11585 (maybe from leased spaces in VA)
Ft Lee, VA +7344
MCB Quantico +3013 (maybe from leased spaces in VA)
Naval Station Norfolk +2807 (from Groton)
Naval Shipyard Norfolk, VA +2036
Naval Station Bremerton, WA +1401 (from NSY Portsmouth, NH)

Leased Spaces to move to government facilities:
MO 2093
VA 22925

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  1. kappiy says:

    Actually, the places where they have closed bases in the past have been the real winners. There have been multiple bases that have been turned into housing developments and park space. These communities are much better off from a revenue standpoint since DoD doesn’t pay property taxes.