2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 11 Apr 2005 16:09:28 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] States fear base closure
Threat of Closure Gives States Big Case of Base Fever 

By Jonathan Finer
Washington Post 
April 10, 2005 

KITTERY, Maine -- It was business as usual at the old Navy base on a
recent weekday morning. Teams of mechanics tinkered with a pair of
nuclear submarines in dry dock. A Coast Guard cutter arrived back from a
choppy tour at sea.

For as long as anyone here can remember, this resilient coastal
community -- settled in the 17th century when its tall trees made sturdy
masts for merchant sloops -- has been fending off efforts to shut down
the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

But now, as the Pentagon prepares to eliminate dozens of domestic
military installations and consolidate many others in what is expected
to be the largest round of base closings in U.S. history, and the first
in a decade, the salt air again is thick with trepidation.


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