2002 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 29 Oct 2002 15:51:01 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Pentagon official says sprawl could endanger bases
Pentagon official says sprawl could endanger bases
By Sig Christenson
Express-News Military Writer

Web Posted : 10/29/2002 12:00 AM

AUSTIN ? A top Pentagon official warned Monday that communities failing
to curb urban sprawl near training installations risk losing them in the
2005 base closure round.

Raymond F. DuBois Jr., deputy undersecretary of defense for
installations and environment, told the San Antonio Express-News that
urban encroachment must be blunted at installations where troop training
takes place because it threatens readiness.

"If an installation today ? and the community in which it resides ?
doesn't address encroachment issues and thereby training opportunities
are diminished and degraded, there is an inevitable conclusion that the
military value of that installation is less than what it was once," he

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