BRAC closing list

The Associated Press

A look at a federal commission’s decisions on the list of major bases the Pentagon wants to close. The Pentagon defines “major” as facilities whose replacement cost would be $100 million or greater.

CLOSE (as Pentagon recommended)
Alaska:
—Kulis Air Guard Station (closure was conditioned on there being enough federal money to relocate operations elsewhere)
California:
—Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Concord Detachment
—Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant
—Onizuka Air Force Station
Georgia:
—Fort McPherson
—Fort Gillem
—Naval Air Station Atlanta
Indiana:
—Newport Chemical Depot (closure was conditioned upon completion of treaty obligations)
Kansas:
—Kansas Army Ammunition Plant
Massachusetts:
—Otis Air National Guard Base
Michigan:
—Selfridge Army Activity
Mississippi:
—Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant
—Naval Station Pascagoula
New Jersey:
—Fort Monmouth (closure was conditioned on an assurance that research under way in connection with the war on terrorism won’t be disrupted)
Oregon:
—Umatilla Chemical Depot (closure was conditioned upon completion of treaty obligations)
Pennsylvania:
—Naval Air Station Willow Grove
Texas:
—Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant
—Naval Station Ingleside
—Brooks City-Base
Utah:
—Deseret Chemical Depot (closure was conditioned upon completion of treaty obligations and a study to see if the depot can be converted for another use)
Virginia:
—Fort Monroe
Wisconsin:
—General Mitchell Air Reserve Station

KEEP OPEN (either wholly or partially, rather than close as the Pentagon wanted)
California:
—Naval Support Activity, Corona
Connecticut:
—Submarine Base New London
Louisiana:
—Naval Support Activity, New Orleans
Maine:
—Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Michigan:
—W.K. Kellogg Airport Air Guard Station
Nevada:
—Hawthorne Army Depot
New Mexico:
—Cannon Air Force Base (would stay open until at least Dec. 31, 2009, and sets conditions for Pentagon to continue operating it after that time).
New York:
—Niagara Falls International Airport Air Guard Station
Pennsylvania:
—Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station
South Dakota:
—Ellsworth Air Force Base
Texas:
—Red River Army Depot

CLOSE (rather than downsize as Pentagon wanted)
Maine:
—Naval Air Station Brunswick

KEEP OPEN (rather than drastically downsize as the Pentagon had wanted)
Alaska:
—Eielson Air Force Base.

The commission also decided to keep open two bases it had considered closing, but it added conditions in both cases. The Pentagon wanted all along to keep them open. Those bases are:
California:
—Broadway Complex San Diego
Virginia:
—Oceana Naval Air Station