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    wow...Fort Lawton?

    Vancouver Barracks is easy to understand. :)


    McPherson, too? yikes. Isn't that FORSCOM HQ?

    Fort Monroe too? :(
     
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    Ft Monmouth is a biggy too. A lot of stuff comes out of there. Ft. Monroe is no big deal even if TRADOC does live there. The realignment at Ft. Knox is big too.
     
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    I wonder where HQ TRADOC is going if Monroe is closing.

    Ft. McPherson is even bigger: HQ FORSCOM, HQ USARC, and HQ 3rd Army are there.
     
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    Knox is losing a bunch too. Of course, this is not the finalized list; it takes a few years even after it is finalized. Of local impact here is the Portsmouth Shipyard...5000 jobs gone with that one and no replacements for them.
     
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    I guess it's easy for me to say this, since my job isn't being eliminated, but when was the last time you saw a government agency actually reduce its spending? I haven't been following this closely but I did hear one estimate of the cost savings to be about $50B. That's incredible.

    Ironically, some critics that claim the DoD spends too much are among those protesting the base closures.

    I wonder, can we expect to see other areas of the government do the same? The Department of Energy, the Department of Education, Deparment of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and others could use a good budget trimming I'm sure! No, I don't think so, either, at least I'm not going to hold my breath....
     
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    I see no reason these things shouldn't be done. consolidation is a good thing, right?
     
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    Whatever group made up the list didn't seem to be playing politics. Maybe that same group should make recommendations for downsizing the Departments of Energy, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, etc., as KarlMarx suggests. Heaven knows, this country could stand to save another $150-200B.
     
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    Mebbe dey could house homeless veterans or refugees on closed bases?...

    Defense Study Re-Ignites Debate over Base Closings
    Apr 24, 2016 | Armed with a new study on excess space, the Defense Department says it will mothball parts of military installations or attempt wholesale shutdowns unless Congress approves another base-closing round. A key congressional committee says not so fast.
     
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    In the nineties Ft. McPherson (Fort Mac) was headquarters of Third Army. I had a civilian contract there and my GF worked in the Barber Shop inside Third Army Headquarters. Fort Gilliam not too far away has a lot of land compared to Fort Mac.
     

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