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BRAC, Base Realignment and Closure 2005
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Army (PDF 2.3MB)
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Navy Supplemental (ZIP 16MB)
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Headquarters & Support Activities (PDF 1.6MB)
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Intelligence (PDF 253KB)
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Supply & Storage
Technical (PDF 1.6MB)
Section 2912 Documentation (PDF 413 BK)
Appendix: A Section 2912 Legislation Excerpt (PDF 16 KB)
Appendix: B Lease Inventory for Mar 04 Report (PDF 170 KB)
Appendix: B Owned Inventory for Mar 04 Report (PDF 1 MB)
Appendix: C Prior BRAC Actions for Mar 04 Report (PDF 44 KB)
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Air Force BRAC


Troop Moves, BRAC Part of Agenda
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2006 – The pending repositioning of thousands of overseas U.S. troops and stateside base closings or adjustments mandated by the 2005 round of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission are integral to the Defense Department's transformation agenda, DoD officials said here yesterday. Story
Technology Helps BRAC 2005 Efforts
ATLANTA, May 5, 2006 – The Internet, new technology and other tools not available in previous Base Realignment and Closure rounds are helping the Defense Department meet its environmental responsibilities in the current round of closures, a top DoD official said here yesterday. Story
Meeting Focus: Downsizing, Growth
ATLANTA, May 3, 2006 – With the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process shutting down 25 major installations and radically realigning 24 others over the next six years, a BRAC conference under way here is focusing on growth as well as downsizing, a defense official told reporters here today.  Story
Conference Addresses BRAC Issues
ATLANTA, May 3, 2006 – More than 900 people representing organizations with a stake in how the Base Realignment and Closure process goes forward are gathered here this week to discuss the implications of the 2005 BRAC round.  Story
Results Will Create Medical Challenges
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2006 – The results of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process have created opportunities and challenges for the military community at large, and specifically the military medicine community, the BRAC Commission's chairman said here today.  Story
BRAC Implementation Plan on Schedule
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2005 – The Defense Department expects to have a plan to implement Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations early next year, a DoD official said here Dec. 7.  Story
Officials to Begin Base Closures
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2005 – The Base Realignment and Closure Commission's recommendations for reshaping the Defense Department's infrastructure and force structure officially took effect at 12:01 a.m. today after Congress allowed them to pass into law at the mandated Nov. 8 deadline.  Story
President Sends Report to Congress
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2005 President Bush concurred with and sent the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission's report to Congress on Sept. 15 forlegislative review, White House officials announced.  Story
Panel Delivers Final Report to President
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2005 – The Base Realignment and Closure Commission delivered its final report, outlining its recommendations for reshaping the Pentagon's infrastructure and force structure plan, to President Bush late Sept. 8. Story | Press Release (PDF)
Commission Wraps Up Decisions
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2005 – The Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission wrapped up four days of deliberations in final actions Aug. 26 and 27 by voting to turn Pope Air Force Base, N.C., into an Army airfield and recommending sweeping recommendations to revamp the Air National Guard and consolidate its operations.  Story
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CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY – From left to right, Virginia Senators George Allen and John Warner, Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen, raise their hands as they take the oath as they prepare to testify to the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission on their full support of keeping the Naval Air Station Oceana open as the U.S. Navy’s East Coast Master Jet Base, Aug. 4, 2005. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer Johnny Bivera  Hi-res Photo

McClellan Loses 'Fort,' Gains Tenants
ANNISTON, Ala., Aug. 23, 2005 – In 1995, the Army's Fort McClellan here was a bustling military installation that provided numerous civilian jobs and business for the surrounding community. Today the former post, closed in May 1999 by 1995 Base Realignment and Closure actions, is an 18,000-acre master-planned community.  Story
Closure and Realignment Impacts by State
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  BRAC Timeline
  May 13, 2005, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld forwarded the department's recommendations to the BRAC Commission.
  The commission will then forward its report on the recommendations to the president by Sept. 8, 2005.
  The president will have until Sept. 23, 2005, to accept or reject the recommendations in their entirety.
  If Congress does not enact a joint resolution disapproving the report before the earlier of 45 days after transmittal (not counting periods when either house is adjourned for more than three days certain), or its adjournment sine die for the session, the Department is required to close or realign all installations recommended for closure and realignment.
Part 1:  Recommendations Follow Lengthy Process
Part 2:  Commission Begins Work on Next Round
Part 3:  Force Structure, Military Value at Heart of BRAC
Part 4:  DoD Briefs Panel on Strategy Concerns
Part 5:  Special Office Aids Affected Communities
Part 6:  Defense Officials Ready to Advise Communities
Part 7:  Service Leaders Support Recommendations
Part 8:  Rumsfeld Recommends Infrastructure Cut
Web Site Helps Civilian Workers
WASHINGTON — DoD civilian employee assistance officials are prepared to help employees affected by BRAC continue their DoD careers, find jobs with other Federal agencies or pursue other available options. Defense officials have updated the BRACTransition web site to provide the latest information on DoD and other Federal transition assistance programs, and answers to BRAC-related questions.
 2005 Process
BRAC 2005 Military Value Principles (PDF)
BRAC 2005 Selection Criteria (PDF)
BRAC Act of 1990, Amended FY 05 (PDF)
Timeline (PDF)
Speeches & Congressional Testimony
 Other DoD News
News Articles Press Resources
Summary: The report addressing language contained in the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 Recommendation #5 to close Fort Monmouth, New Jersey was delivered to Congress on December 28, 2007. The report was signed out by the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Gordon England, and forwarded to the committees of jurisdiction. The report indicates that movement of organizations, functions, or activities from Fort Monmouth to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, will be accomplished without disruption of support to the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) or other critical contingency operations, that safeguards exist to ensure that necessary redundant capabilities are put in place to mitigate potential degradation of such support, and to ensure maximum retention of critical workforce. Document
Summary: Section 2831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2006 amended section 2907 of the BRAC Act by adding new reporting requirements pertaining to: actions performed since closure was approved, to include establishment of Local Reuse Authorities, property screening status and approval of redevelopment plans; description of redevelopment plans and property disposal status; Federal Agency interest expressed through property screening process; known environmental remediation issues, and estimated date for completing all closure actions. The report was updated in October 2012. Document
The Base Redevelopment and Realignment Manual (BRRM)
Summary: The Base Redevelopment and Realignment Manual (BRRM), DoD 4165.66-M, describes the "process" that will be followed in implementing the BRAC 2005 recommendations. It has been updated to reflect statutes and regulations that are new since the time the previous manual was published in 1997. The BRRM provides an array of legal authorities -a "tool box" of possible property transfer options, that affords DoD the flexibility to do what's best given the individual circumstances.
  Revitalizing Base Closure Communities   and Addressing Impacts of Realignment
Summary: DoD is amending its regulations governing the disposal of property at installations being closed and realigned. Additionally, this document addresses impacts of realignment at gaining installations. This Final Rule contains amendments to address changes in laws governing BRAC made since the current regulations were first promulgated. This Final Rule also addresses various environmental requirements not previously addressed in regulation. The effective date of the Final Rule is February 28, 2006. Document
32 CFR Parts 174, 175, and 176
The BRAC Commission recommendations for reshaping the Defense Department's infrastructure and force structure became official on November 9, 2005 and are available at www.brac.gov/finalreport.asp The Defense Department now has until September 15, 2011 to complete implementation of these recommendations.
For public inquiries about the Base Realignment and Closure process call (703) 428-0711. For media inquiries call Glenn Flood, Department of Defense, Public Affairs, (703) 695-6294.
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Meeting 21st Century Challenges
"Overall, BRAC 2005 postures the Army in the best possible manner to meet the strategic and operational requirements of the dangerous and complex 21st Century security environment, and it clearly maintains our surge capabilities in both the operational force and the industrical base."
Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey May 18, 2005
 BRAC Briefings and Slides
May 13, 2005 Briefing TranscriptSlides
May 12, 2005 Briefing TranscriptSlides
May 10, 2005 Briefing Transcript • Slides
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Chief Vows Minimal Impact on Guard
Closure Attracts High-Tech Jobs
Lowry Redevelopment Helps Economy
Missouri Post Provides BRAC Blueprint
Commission Announces Hearing Schedule
Commissioners Take Oath of Office
Chairman Describes Commission's Role
City Flourishes After 'Fort Ben' Closure
Communities Prepare for Growth
Communities Regained 90% of Jobs
New Demands Make BRAC Necessary
BRAC Proves Positive for Communities
Defense Official Offer Advice
England Authorizes Release of BRAC Info 
England's Letter to Commission (pdf)
Timing 'Perfect' to Help Army 'Reset' 
Army to Help Reshape Total Force 
Navy, Marine Officials Support Proposals 
Recommendations Reshape Air Force 
Closings, Realignments Reshape Force
Base Closing Good News for Texas Capital
Former Base Meets Communities Needs
BRAC Process to Revamp Medical System
BRAC Process Sets Stage for Future
BRAC Process Examines Surge Capability
Overseas Realignment Process Proceeds
BRAC Important for Many Reasons
Bases Transform to Support Warfighters
Transition Partner to Help Communities
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