|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||5 Jul 2005 19:47:36 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-IRF] Brooks City-Base (TX)|
[As this article points out, San Antonio's forward-looking approach put
it an excellent position to adjust to both increases and decreases in
Air Force activity. This strategy would make sense at other bases that
remain active, but with a lower level of activity, after BRAC 2005,
except that the Defense Department targeted leased space in its closure
proposal this year. - LS]|
Brooks City-Base officials seeing beyond BRAC
L.A. Lorek San Antonio Express-News July 3, 2005
If the Pentagon moves the Air Force out of Brooks City-Base, officials plan to continue developing the research park.
Under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, known as BRAC, the Defense Department would relocate the Air Force's nearly 3,000 workers and civilian jobs to Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio. Brooks has an estimated economic impact of more than $400 million in San Antonio. But some of the Air Force's employees may move to other San Antonio bases.
The Life Sciences Equipment Laboratory is scheduled to move to another base. The move would be a difficult one since the lab has more than 50,000 artifacts including some reconstructed helicopter and plane cockpits. The fate of the lab will become more clear after the July 11th BRAC meeting in San Antonio and the final recommendation for base closures and mission moves comes out in September.
For the entire article, see http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/stories/MYSA070305.6R.Brooks.226883c9.html
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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