2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:14:14 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES: Brookley Army Air Field (AL)
Editorial: Overdue for a Face Lift

Mobile Press-Register (AL)
February 23, 2011

With 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, see
http://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
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