Saturday, August 27, 2005

Texas loses two bases, keeps depot | News for Denton, Texas | AP: Texas: "After days of base closing decisions, Texans were crowing about dodging some of the worst possible outcomes, predicting rebounds from losses and raising alarms about possible terrorism threats to the Gulf Coast's petroleum industry and ship channels.

The Base Closure and Realignment Commission endorsed much of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's plan to streamline the nation's military bases during discussions that started Wednesday and concluded Saturday. They approved plans to close Naval Station Ingleside and move its minesweeping fleet to San Diego — where training can be done with other Navy forces — and shut down Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant in Texarkana.

But the commission defied the Pentagon on Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, voting to keep the site open and move only its missile work to other depots. Repair work on Bradleys and Humvees returning from Iraq and Afghanistan accounts for most of Red River's jobs."


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