Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s recommendations to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission are purported to have been leaked. NavySEALs.com has what it claims is the list of bases recommend for closure or realignment. The official list will be available Friday morning at the BRAC 2005 site.
Notable among the bases recommended for closure: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. If that name is not familiar, you might remember it as Fightertown, USA, home of the Navy’s Top Gun school. As part of the last round of base realignments the Marine Corps took over Miramar Naval Air Station and the Top Gun school moved to NAS Fallon, outside Reno, Nevada.
List link via Jeff Quinton
Update: The official list is out, and it bears little resemblance to the leaked list. MCAS Miramar isn’t on the closure recommendations list. CNN lists the bases that the Pentagon proposes to close. The base closings are only a small part of the story, as the realignments and restructuring (Available at BRAC 2005) are much longer.