2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:40:11 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Robins Air Force Base (GA)
Encroachment concerns not baseless when it comes to RAFB

Macon Telegraph (GA)
April 22, 2009

It's the 800-pound gorilla and the pink elephant rolled into one and sitting right smack in the middle of the room. It's a damnable creature named Encroachment, and since 1995 it has sucked the life out of more than 20 military installations nationwide. And it threatens others still, including, perhaps, Robins Air Force Base through Base Realignment and Closure deliberations, which may be on the horizon.

Put simply, encroachment is the existence of or movement of residential and certain commercial uses into areas that could be adversely affected by the legitimate activities of a military installation. These may include homes or schools that could be destroyed by aircraft after a failed takeoff attempt or residential neighborhoods whose residents could be adversely affected by strictly enforced noise levels from overflying aircraft or engine repair facilities.


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Lenny Siegel
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