http://www.gazette.com/articles/air_22001___article.html/force_joint.html Air Force, other services argue over joint bases By TOM PHILPOTT May 6, 2007 - 6:41PM Defense officials are refereeing a control-and-culture clash between the Air Force and its sister services over a requirement to create 12 joint bases out of 25. The 25 bases, it seems, already are run by their favorite service. The mandate for joint bases is part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure plan, which became law in November of that year. The Air Force is to manage six joint-base sites, the Navy four and the Army two. But the Air Force, which for decades has spent more proportionally on quality-of-life programs and facilities, is wringing its hands and, critics contend, dragging its feet over the prospect of giving the Army control of McChord Air Force Base, Wash., and the Navy control of Hickham AFB, Hawaii; Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.; and Anderson Air Base in Guam. Hmm...jokes about Air Force living in comparison to the other services may have some merit!