New California Round of Base Hearings Due


After adding more California military installations to its review list, the federal base-closing commission will travel to San Diego early next month to hold a new round of regional hearings, according to a commission source.

The one-day hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 5 and will focus on newly added bases in the Southwest, according to the staff member, who spoke on the condition that his name not be used. Other regional hearings will also be scheduled.

The commission last Friday added 69 large and small bases nationwide to the list of 35 major military commands already being considered for possible shutdown.

Technically, the added bases are as vulnerable to closure as the original Pentagon choices.

But history tells a different story. Two years ago, the commission added 35 bases but wound up adopting most of the Defense Department's initial recommendations, closing none of the added bases.

Nine more California bases were included, and five of them are considered major, according to the commission source.

They are: Long Beach Naval Shipyard; Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego County; Tustin Marine Corps Air Station; North Island Naval Aviation Depot, San Diego and Barstow Marine Corps Logistics Base. The state now has 15 such threatened facilities, plus more than a dozen smaller commands in jeopardy.

Commission Chairman James Courter said last week that Defense Secretary Les Aspin and the secretaries of the armed services will be invited to testify again in Washington to justify their original recommendations for closure.

Installations Under Review THE MARCH LIST Here is the list of 35 major military installations that the base closing commission has been reviewing since March. The Defense Department on March 12 recommended 31 of these bases for closure. The base-closing commission added four bases (*) to the list on March 29. California bases are in boldface. ARMY * Presidio of Monterey*

* Ft. McClellan, Ala.

* Vint Hill Farms, Va.

NAVY * Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo

* Marine Corps Air Station El Toro

* Naval Air Station Alameda

* Naval Aviation Depot Alameda

* Naval Hospital Oakland

* Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco

* Naval Supply Center Oakland

* Naval Training Center San Diego

* Naval Station Mobile, Ala.

* Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Fla.

* Naval Aviation Depot Pensacola, Fla.

* Naval Training Center Orlando, Fla.

* Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii

* Naval Air Station Glenview, Ill.

* Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Center, Md.

* Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss.

* Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Mass.

* Naval Station Staten Island, N.Y.

* Aviation Supply Office, Philadelphia

* Charleston Naval Shipyard, S.C.

* Naval Station Charleston, S.C.

* Naval Air Station Dallas, Tex.

* Naval Aviation Depot Norfolk, Va.

* Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill.*

* Agana Naval Station, Guam*

AIR FORCE * McClellan Air Force Base, Sacramento*

* Homestead Air Force Base, Fla.

* K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Mich.

* Newark Air Force Base, Ohio

* O'Hare International Airport Air Force Reserve Station, Chicago

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY * Defense Electronics Supply Center, Dayton, Ohio

* Defense Personnel Support Center, Philadelphia

BASES ADDED LATER At the May 21 hearing, the base closing commission added 69 large and small bases nationwide to the list it would review before coming up with a final recommendation for base closures by the end of June. California bases are in boldface.

ARMY * Presidio of Monterey Annex/Ft. Ord (added to clarify that a March 29 commission vote to add the Presidio of Monterey was intended to include the Annex as well).

* Ft. Gillem, Ga.

* Ft. Lee, Va.

* Marcus Hook U.S. Army Reserve Center, Pa.

* Ft. McPherson, Ga.

* Ft. Monroe, Va.

NAVY * Naval Shipyard Long Beach

* Naval Air Station Miramar

* Marine Corps Air Station Tustin

* Naval Shipyard Norfolk, Va.

* Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, Maine/N.H.

* Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.

* Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C.

* Naval Hospital Beaufort, S.C.

* Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Tex.

* Naval Hospital Corpus Christi, Tex.

* Naval Station Ingleside, Tex.

* Naval Station Pascagoula, Miss.

* Naval Station Everett, Wash.

* Naval Hospital Great Lakes, Ill.

* Ships Parts Control Center Mechanicsburg, Pa.

* Naval Electronics Support Engineering Center Portsmouth, Va.

* Naval Air Facility Martinsburg, W. Va.

* Naval Air Facility Johnstown, Pa.

* Naval Reserve Center Chicopee, Mass.

* Naval Reserve Center Quincy, Mass.

* Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Lawrence, Mass.

* Naval Ordnance Station Louisville, Ky.

* Naval Air Station Memphis, Tenn.

* Naval Hospital Millington, Tenn.

AIR FORCE * Plattsburgh Air Force Base, N.Y.

* Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.

* Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D.

DEFENSE MAINTENANCE DEPOTS * Naval Aviation Depot North Island, San Diego

* Defense Distribution Depot, San Diego

* Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach

* Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

* Defense Distribution Depot Barstow

* Defense Distribution Center McClellan Air Force Base

* Red River Army Depot, Tex.

* Defense Distribution Depot, Red River, Tex.

* Anniston Army Depot, Ala.

* Defense Distribution Depot, Anniston, Ala.

* Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa.

* Defense Distribution Depot Norfolk, Va.

* Naval Aviation Depot Cherry Point, N.C.

* Defense Distribution Depot Cherry Point, N.C.

* Naval Aviation Depot Jacksonville, Fla.

* Defense Distribution Depot, Jacksonville, Fla.

* Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga.

* Defense Distribution Depot Albany, Ga.

* Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (Tinker Air Force Base)

* Regional Processing Center, Tinker Air Force Base

* Defense Distribution Depot Oklahoma City

* Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center, Ga.

* Regional Processing Center, Warner Robins, Ga.

* Defense Distribution Depot Warner Robins

* San Antonio Air Logistics Center, Kelly Air Force Base, Tex.

* Regional Processing Center Kelly Air Force Base, Tex.

* Defense Distribution Depot San Antonio, Tex.

* Gentile Air Force Station, Ohio

* Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY (procurement of clothing, food, and medical supplies) * Defense Construction Supply Center Columbus, Ohio

* Defense Information Technology Services Organization Columbus, Ohio

* Defense Contract Management District Northeast, Mass.

DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY (information management and communications) * Defense Information Technology Services Organization Denver, Colo.

* Defense Information Technology Services Organization Cleveland, Ohio

* Army Information Processing Center Chambersburg, Pa.

* Army Information Processing Center Huntsville, Ala.

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