The Pentagon is getting close to a final list of base closures through the BRAC process. I was wondering if your communities were affected. In Maryland, 2 bases could be affected; Patuxent River Naval Air Base in Lexington Park (southern MD) and Carderock which is a small naval base outside of Washington. Lexington Park will suffer if Pax River closes as well over the majority of the economy is based upon the air base.
In Omaha, Offutt Air Force Base was downgraded from a Strategic Air Command (SAC) base during the last round of BRAC closures. During the Cold War, Offutt was one of few SAC bases that were targeted by the former USSR and this Star remembers having civil defense drills in my elem. school. My elem. school also served as the fallout shelter for the neighborhood.
(Dan) Just changed the thread title to include the meaning of the acronym BRAC, for the benefit of thost who aren't familiar with the term.