Skip to comments.BRAC's big date this week
Posted on 03/13/2005 5:06:17 AM PST by SandRat
Tuesday is a big day in the BRAC process. Fort Huachuca, like every other military base in the United States, is now in the stretch run.
The naming of the commission member is a step toward making the BRAC process a reality. The commission members take the list that will be issued by the Department of Defense on May 16 and will review the military's decisions.
What do we hope for from the BRAC commission?
First, we hope its members are fair in their review of what bases should be reduced or closed. By this, we hope that the commission members can look over the temptation of political pressures that will be brought to bear and make a decision based on what the military needs today and in the future.
Second, we hope members listen to why bases need to remain open. Through their travels later this year, the commissioners will need to have an understanding of the function of each military facility. They need to listen. Give people a chance to state their cases.
Third, we hope they use common sense in their approach. They need to carefully review why certain military functions are in certain areas of the nation. If they see something that doesn't work, they should fix it. When it comes to Fort Huachuca, we think they'll find a solid organization that has the space - both air and land - to carry out the missions it is tasked to accomplish.
If these factors happen, the commission will make a fair decision, which we believe includes the survival and possible growth of Fort Huachuca. The commissioners will make their decision based on the type of facts that make Fort Huachuca a unique installation because of its high-tech missions. One that is perfect for certain military functions. An added benefit is that it has the best relationships between a civilian community and a military base anywhere in the United States.
So, as you likely hear or see the names on Tuesday that are named to the nine-member BRAC commission, you'll want to take into account that these people have the power to change the BRAC list.
We hope they study well and approve the continuing efforts of Fort Huachuca to keep our nation safe. We are confident the commissioners will see it Fort Huachuca's way.
And the wrangling is about to begin.
Being BRAC'd is not fun....
My dad got BRAC'd at Ft. Ritchie in 1995.
of course it got me out of the hell hole that is Pennsylvania and specifically, Waynesboro, so I can't complain too much.
Better make some nachos and pop some corn..This will be quite a show.
I "got BRAC'd" in 1977, Kincheloe AFB, MI. I often wonder how the local community, Kinross, Rudyard, and Pickford faired.
To be appointed to this study group, will be dangerous.
How does on make that decision?
There would be no way to please everyone.
Maybe the push will once again be as it was in Long Beach,
and China wanted a navy base in California.
I know Waynesboro went to hell in a handbasket, but really, now that I think about it, it remained pretty much the same.
The people there have no goals and only want to stay in the same location their entire lives. Some of them dont even know their way around local places like Chambersburg or Hagerstown, MD, both less than 30 miles away. It's pathetic to me, but I am an Army brat used to moving around and bigger communities like say, NYC or Augusta or even Clarksville, TN
The last I heard, the town was overrun with drug dealers.
LOL! I love Brak. "I've got a doodle in my noodle and its name is Minky Boodle."
CRIMINAL INVADERS go through the fort like it was swiss cheese.
Not just hearsay, a story if you please....
I guess using the military to "seal off" the border isnt a good plan then huh?
This opinion despite this.
Southern Arizona's major employers, ranked by number of full-time-equivalent employees (FTE).
1 U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca
I dont know about that.
Ft. Huachuca is a big base. It would take a lot of manpower to cover every foot of it.
It would take a lot MORE manpower to cover our borders.
When I first got here in '72 we had an MP BN now we have an understrength MP Detachment with DoD rent-a-cops. All courtesy of the "PEACE DIVIDEND."
Nah Fry-bread and beef ribs just dripping with BBQ sauce, let not get silly gotta have Cervesa to wash it down. Dos Eces - por favor y muy pronto!