Defense CUs Now Sort Through Final Listof Closures

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WASHINGTON - (08/25/05) After months of nervous waiting,defense credit unions now know whose mission will continue and whoneeds to get busy making plans following final decisions being madeon base closures. A Pentagon panel reviewing recommendations madeby the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission has votedagainst plans to close the Portsmouth shipyard in Kittery, Maine,Submarine Base New London in Connecticut, Naval Support ActivityCorona in California, the Red River Army Depot in Texas and NavalSupport Activity in New Orleans. Major bases that will be closinginclude Fort Gillem and Fort McPherson in Georgia, Fort Monroe inVirginia, Army Garrison Selfridge in Michigan and Fort Monmouth inNew Jersey. Several hundred Navy Reserve, Army Reserve and NationalGuard facilities across more than a dozen states are also to close.President Bush can still make changes, as can Congress, althoughCongress has note made changes to BRAC recommendations in thepast.

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