Base Realignment and Closure

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Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) is a process by a United States federal government commission to increase United States Department of Defense efficiency by planning the end of the Cold War realignment and closure of military installations.wikipedia
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George Air Force Base

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On 3 May 1988 the Carlucci Commission was chartered by Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci, which in December 1988 recommended to close 5 Air Force bases: Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois, George Air Force Base, Mather Air Force Base and Norton Air Force Base in California, and Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire).
George AFB was closed pursuant to a decision by the 1988 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission at the end of the Cold War.

1988 Base Realignment and Closure Commission

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The 1988 Base Realignment and Closure Commission included:
The 1988 Base Realignment and Closure Commission preliminary list was released by the United States Department of Defense in 1988 as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

Project Concise

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;1974 Project Concise: Project Concise eliminated most of the Project Nike missile locations which generally each had 2 sites, a radar station on an elevated landform for guidance and command/control, and a launch area that had launch rails and stored missiles and warheads.
Project Concise was a United States Army program to close military installations after the Vietnam War.

Norton Air Force Base

Norton AFBSan Bernardino Army Air FieldSan Bernardino Air Materiel Area
On 3 May 1988 the Carlucci Commission was chartered by Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci, which in December 1988 recommended to close 5 Air Force bases: Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois, George Air Force Base, Mather Air Force Base and Norton Air Force Base in California, and Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire).
Norton AFB was closed in 1994 as a result of Base Realignment and Closure action 1988.

Hamilton Army Airfield

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It was transferred to the United States Army in 1983 and was designated an Army Airfield until its BRAC closure in 1988.

Fort Douglas

Fort Douglas, UtahCamp DouglasFort Douglas Cemetery
It was officially closed in 1991 pursuant to BRAC action and most of the buildings were turned over to the University of Utah.

Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-LakehurstNaval Air Station LakehurstRudd Field
It was established in accordance with congressional legislation implementing the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

Fort Dix

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Dix ended its active Army training mission in 1991 due to Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations, which ended its command by a two-star general.

1991 Base Realignment and Closure Commission

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The 1991 Base Realignment and Closure Commission included:
The preliminary 1991 Base Realignment and Closure Commission list was released by the United States Department of Defense in 1991 as part of the ongoing Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

Presidio of San Francisco

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As part of a 1989 military reduction program under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, Congress voted to end the Presidio's status as an active military installation of the U.S. Army.

Fort Ord

Fort Ord, CaliforniaCamp OrdFort Ord National Monument
Fort Ord is a former United States Army post on Monterey Bay of the Pacific Ocean coast in California, which closed in 1994 due to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action.

Carswell Air Force Base

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Carswell AFB was selected for closure under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 during Round II Base Closure Commission deliberations (BRAC 91).

Pease Air National Guard Base

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On 3 May 1988 the Carlucci Commission was chartered by Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci, which in December 1988 recommended to close 5 Air Force bases: Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois, George Air Force Base, Mather Air Force Base and Norton Air Force Base in California, and Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire).
The 157 ARW was a former tenant activity at Pease AFB and remained at the installation following the BRAC-directed closure of its regular Air Force activities.

1993 Base Realignment and Closure Commission

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The 1993 Base Realignment and Closure Commission included:
The 1993 Base Realignment and Closure Commission preliminary list was released by the United States Department of Defense in 1993 as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

Naval Air Station Cecil Field

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As directed by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) and the U.S. Congress pursuant to BRAC 1993 and BRAC 1995, NAS Cecil Field was decommissioned as an active naval installation on 30 September 1999.

Strategic Air Command

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By 1959, plans for extensive numbers of Cold War installations were cancelled (e.g., DoD's June 19, 1959, Continental Air Defense Program reduced the number of Super Combat Center underground nuclear bunker to 7) and in 1958, US Intercontinental Missiles (ICMs) began to replace Strategic Air Command bombers.
The closures were the beginning of a post-Cold War process that would later become known as Base Realignment and Closure or BRAC.

Griffiss Air Force Base

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Closed in September 1995 by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission decision, it was realigned for civilian and non-combat purposes in 1995, and is now home to the Griffiss Business and Technology Park.

Naval Hospital Philadelphia

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In 1988, under the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 1988 (BRAC), the Philadelphia Naval Hospital was slated for closure and disposal.

Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Complex

Hensley FieldNaval Air Station DallasNAS Dallas
The facility was decommissioned as a naval air station in December 1998 pursuant to BRAC action and the extant Naval Air Reserve, Marine Air Reserve and Texas Air National Guard flying units (wings, groups, squadrons) relocating to the nearby former Carswell AFB, which was concurrently transferred to U.S. Navy custody via the Base Realignment and Closure Commission action and renamed Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth / Carswell Field.

Fort Bliss

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Efforts to consolidate units from another post with those units that remained at Fort Bliss were overruled by the Base Realignment and Closing Commission, leaving Fort Bliss without any armored vehicles.

List of United States military bases

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Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) is a process by a United States federal government commission to increase United States Department of Defense efficiency by planning the end of the Cold War realignment and closure of military installations.

Aberdeen Proving Ground

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Under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program, as announced in 2005, the APG is projected to lose the Ordnance School and associated R&D facilities with 3862 military and 290 civilian jobs moving to Fort Lee, Virginia.

1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission

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The 1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission included:
The 1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission preliminary list was released by the United States Department of Defense in 1995 as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

Kelly Field Annex

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In 2001, pursuant to BRAC action, the former Kelly AFB runway and land west of the runway became "Kelly Field" and control of this reduced size installation was transferred to the adjacent Lackland Air Force Base, part of Joint Base San Antonio.