Military Base Closures: Redevelopment Assistance Programs [Updated January 17, 2006] [open pdf - 68KB]
"On September 15, 2005, President Bush approved the list of military facilities that the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission recommended be closed or realigned in the current round of base closures, known generally as BRAC. The list includes 22 major base closures and 33 major realignments and would result in a net reduction of more than 8,000 military and civilian personnel2 On October 27, the House failed to pass H.J.Res. 65, a motion of disapproval of this list. Thus, barring some future congressional action, the recommendations will take effect over the next six years. Despite the difficulties inherent in a base closure, communities near facilities on the list must now face a very high probability of life without a local military base. Recognizing that closures and realignments can have a major impact on the economies of the affected regions, Congress has created a variety of different resources available both to communities and individual workers to help mitigate the resulting economic dislocation."
CRS Report for Congress, RS22184