2005 CPEO Installation Reuse Forum Archive

From: lsiegel@cpeo.org
Date: 30 Sep 2005 21:47:09 -0000
Reply: cpeo-irf
Subject: [CPEO-IRF] Impact of the Brunswick (ME) closure
BNAS closure to impact retirees, will change makeup of community 

Rachel Ganong
Brunswick Times Record (ME)
September 30, 2005

BRUNSWICK - When the Base Realignment and Closure commission voted in
August to close Brunswick Naval Air Station, Harry Rich, Ralph Dean and
Van McCullough mourned the loss of a strategic military base for their

But the decision also affected them personally - as military retirees. 

When the base closes, they will neither use the Navy Exchange, dental
clinic or other services the base offers retirees nor introduce their
younger Navy comrades to an area they've chosen to call home. 

Retired Rear Adm. Harry Rich said even though he's a Maine native, if it
weren't for the presence of BNAS he would never have experienced "the
total blending of the college, military and community" in Brunswick.
He's lived about everywhere from Nagano, Japan, to Corpus Christi,
Texas, but Brunswick still tops his list. 


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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