2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 11 Apr 2005 16:22:20 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] "Group fights for Hornets' removal" (Virginia Beach)
[This is a longer version of the Richmond Times-Dispatch article I
posted earlier today. - LS]

Group fights for Hornets' removal

The Virginian-Pilot
April 9, 2005 

VIRGINIA BEACH ? As communities across the country fight to protect
their military bases, a civic group upset about jet noise said Friday it
will ask the federal base realignment and closure commission to move the
Navy?s combat jets from Oceana Naval Air Station to another East Coast

Kim Johnson, chairman of Citizens Concerned About Jet Noise, said her
group wants the federal commission to relocate all of Oceana?s F/A-18
Hornet and Super Hornet jets and to use the base for other military functions.

The secretary of Defense will release a list of recommendations for
closure and realignment to the nine-member commission by May 16 . The
commission then has until Sept. 8 to make its own recommendations to the
White House.

?It was a very tough decision to make,? said Johnson, whose organization
has long called for changes in Oceana operations but until now had not
advocated that the jets be moved. ?We have been laboring over it for
quite some time.?


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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