Army, Navy Differ on Need for BRAC
Many ACCE members operate in communities that host major military installations. The different branches of the military appear to disagree on the need for a new Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round in the near future. These two stories detail the thinking of Army and Navy brass:
- US Army Leaders Push for Another BRAC Round (defensenews.com; March 25, 2014)
- Admiral: Navy is not pushing for BRAC (http://www.realcleardefense.com / also appeared in washingtonpost.com; March 24, 2014)
Whether new base closures occur or not, it is clear from the Administration’s budget proposals that some reductions in contracts and/or personnel are likely. The Office of Economic Adjustment will be working with communities affected by defense contractor reductions. Information about OEA and its service/grant-making opportunities are available in HERO.