2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 00:18:03 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Looking back at the Pease Air Force Base (NH) closure
End of Pease Air Force Base era ushered in bustling future of business

By Charles McMahon
March 31, 2011
Editor's note: This is the first in an ongoing series on the past, present and future of Pease International Tradeport.

PORTSMOUTH - Twenty years ago today, Pease Air Force Base closed its gate for the last time, marking the departure of the Strategic Air Command's 509th Bomb Wing and thousands of military personnel.

To some, the event was the end of an era. To others, it was the beginning of another.

Out of the economic blow that was the dissolution of the Air Force base and the loss of nearly 10,000 people came the creation of an autonomous business park development called Pease International Tradeport, governed by the Pease Development Authority.

Before the PDA was formed, there was a group of lawmakers, municipal officials and stakeholders from the Seacoast that worked diligently to ensure the 4,255 acres of military land would not go to waste after the closure.


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