|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:29:13 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "Kelly [Air Force Base's, TX] closure shook the city"|
Kelly's closure shook the city By Sig Christenson San Antonio Express-News (TX) August 10, 2015 Kelly AFB rose from a dusty flight-training base in World War I to a giant engine of economic transformation in San Antonio, creating jobs and a folklore that over generations became woven into the city’s consciousness. It seemed as if Kelly, a mighty cog in the United States’ Cold War military-industrial complex, had always been here and always would be, which is why the 1995 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission’s order to shutter the installation was such a stunner. “For generations of Hispanic families, probably more so than anybody, for generations it pulled them out of poverty, it gave them hope,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. “Kelly was the key factor in offering upward mobility for Hispanics.” … For the entire article, see http://www.expressnews.com/150years/military-sports/article/Kelly-gave-birth-to-Hispanic-middle-class-6435894.php -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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