|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:23:10 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "Challenges remain 20 years after Loring Air Force Base [ME} closure"|
Challenges remain 20 years after Loring Air Force Base closure By Julia Bayly Bangor Daily News October 17, 2014LIMESTONE, Maine - Anyone who was living and working in Aroostook County in 1991 can probably tell you exactly where they were when the news broke that Loring Air Force Base was shutting down.
The base had survived two previous rounds of military base closures in the late 1980s, but in July 1991, all appeals and options had run out. The federal Base Closure and Realignment Commission had made its final recommendation, and on Sept. 30, 1994, the base that once housed more than 10,000 military personnel and their dependents and played a pivotal role in the Cold War officially closed.
"A lot of people felt it was the end of Aroostook County," Bob Clark, executive director of the Northern Maine Development Commission, said last month on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the closing. "There was a real sense the economic and social fabric [of Aroostook County] was going to completely dissolve with the loss of Loring."
... For the entire article, seehttps://bangordailynews.com/slideshow/challenges-remain-20-years- after-loring-air-force-base-closure/
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