Q&A: Base Realignment and Closure

The Base Realignment and Closure process begins this month with the announcement of BRAC commission members. The committee is charged with recommending military installations for closure or realignment. The Clovis News Journal is publishing a daily Q&A on BRAC-related issues. If you have a question, please submit it to Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com Q […]

Retired officer served on base closure commission in 1995

Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Retired Maj. Gen. Josue “Joe” Robles Jr. served on the eight-member Base Realignment and Closure Commission during the last round of base closures in 1995. The San Antonio, Texas, resident and chief financial officer of USAA Financial Services talked about his experience on the commission and how the BRAC process […]

Senator wants former governor on BRAC commission

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., plans to push for a “fair and adequate evaluation” of New Mexico’s military bases as the nation heads into another round of base realignments and closures. Domenici said during an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that he wants “objective findings regarding the validity […]

2004 brought cycle of success primed for repeat

Freedom Newspapers E very new year is filled with anticipation of the possibilities and fear of the unknown. Those emotions are magnified for our eastern New Mexico communities as we step into 2005. The futures of Cannon Air Force Base and a major water project likely will be decided by this time next year. The […]

Base-closing list nothing more than hoax

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A group of e-mails that list military bases likely scheduled for retirement in the upcoming base realignment and closure (BRAC) process are nothing more than a hoax, officials say. A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici said Tuesday that information regarding base closures won’t be available until after the […]

Domenici: Cannon in good shape for BRAC

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Congressman Pete Domenici, center, addressed community leaders about BRAC issues while in town Tuesday. State Sen. Stuart Ingle is on the left. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici on Tuesday lauded the importance of Cannon Air Force Base to America’s military operations and provided a short yet strong list of reasons […]

Firm will decide if Cannon in danger

By Darrell Todd Maurina PORTALES — State officials learned Friday that their team of hired consultants will tour New Mexico’s military bases this week to determine which ones may be in danger of closure. At Friday afternoon’s meeting of the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission in Portales, representatives of the Whitney, Bradley & Brown […]

More money may be needed to keep bases

By Darrell Todd Maurina Members of the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission extensively debated whether the state has committed enough resources to protecting its military bases, according to Hanson Scott, a retired Air Force one-star general who serves as director of the commission. Scott said a major focus of Tuesday’s meeting in Albuquerque was […]

Year comes to end as BRAC begins

Tom Philpott For many towns and communities near U.S. military bases, it arrived like the dreaded Ghost of Christmases Yet-to-Come. Last week, Defense Department officials published a short list of criteria they intend to use over the next 17 months to decide what bases to recommend for closure, cutbacks or expansion. So begins the 2005 […]

Contact Air Force to keep Cannon

By Bob Barker Another round of base closures is on the horizon. According to an article published recently by the Air Force Retiree News, almost 10 years have passed since the last round of base closures.  In mid-December 2001, the House and Senate authorized the Department of Defense to execute a new Base Realignment and Closure […]