2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:30:56 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Will Moffett Field (CA) be sold?
[I find this story confusing because it blends the various sections of the former Moffett Naval Air Station, but it seems to be based upon information from someone in Washington wanting the federal government to sell the runways and perhaps more. - LS]

Should Government Airport Used by Google Founders be Closed?

By Jane Wells
November 19, 2010

It costs $6.7 million a year to operate.

It's a convenient parking lot for the private jets of two of the world's richest men.

And it's sitting on a prime piece of real estate - the heart of the Silicon Valley - which has some murmuring it should just be sold.

But, its greatest treasure is a towering toxic nightmare that may cost as much as $50 million to repair and restore.

Moffett Field is a legendary Naval Air Station in Mountain View, Calif. best known for the massive hangars which famously accommodated wartime military blimps. The base was closed in 1994 and taken over by NASA Ames Research Center. Spread over 1,800 acres, the airfield houses important wind tunnels for testing and an Air National Guard wing.


For the entire story, see


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