|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:14:14 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES: Brookley Army Air Field (AL)|
Editorial: Overdue for a Face Lift Editorial Mobile Press-Register (AL) February 23, 2011With or without Air Force tanker contract, Airport Authority should refurbish Brookley Aeroplex.
BROOKLEY AEROPLEX, south of downtown Mobile, represents the best of the past and the best of the future.
Brookley Army Air Field may be best recognized as the workhorse for the U.S. Army Air Corps that drew thousands of civilians from all over the region to help with the Allied effort before and during World War II. It then became an air base, which unfortunately succumbed to the largest base closure in history in the 1960s.
Since that time, Brookley has hosted the space shuttle, staged a movie production and, most important, morphed into a modern hub for international aerospace.
Now, of course, it is poised to become the assembly site for the Air Force’s aerial refueling tankers — that is, if the Department of Defense awards the potentially $40 billion contract to EADS, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co.
... For the entire article, seehttp://blog.al.com/press-register-commentary/2011/02/ editorial_overdue_for_a_face_l.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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